The Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic Lux has made its debut in Frankfurt. A sporty variant of the Disco Sport, the Dynamic includes exterior enhancements, updates to its drive system and new magnetic suspension.

Essentially a Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 with 180 PS, exterior refreshments include Narvik Black gloss details, body-coloured bumpers and door claddings alongside large 20-inch gloss black rims. Inside, it comes with coloured stitching, body-coloured accents and a set of aluminium pedals.

All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) is featured for the very first time on the HSE Dynamic Lux. The function is similar to cruise control and is especially for off-road use. Once set, it allows the SUV to maintain steady speeds ranging from 2 km/h to 30 km/h. It also comes with a a “Launch” feature for the Discovery Sport to pull away from slippery surfaces such as ice, snow or wet grass.

Meanwhile, Active Driveline automatically switches between two- and four-wheel drive depending on the road conditions and can be engaged on or off-road. The company claims that this automated system allows for lower fuel consumption and better on-road handling.

Two electronically-controlled clutches located either side of the rear differential distribute torque to the wheel with most grip as and when required. When faced with extremely slippery surfaces, it can lock the rear axle entirely for maximum traction. Active Driveline operates seamlessly, but you can see it work via a dedicated 4x4i page on the eight-inch display.

The HSE Dynamic Lux comes with magnetic dampers for a more connected driving experience with minimised body roll and extra agility. The MagneRide dampers contain special fluid with magnetic particles that can increase/decrease the viscosity when exposed to a magnetic field, which in turn stiffens or softens the suspension.

Lastly, a new Dynamic mode on the Terrain Response system can be selected by the driver. It ups the throttle, gearbox and differential response, while the suspension and steering firm up.

ATPC, Active Driveline and Adaptive Dynamics form the new optional “Intelligent Dynamics Pack”. The Discovery Sport was launched in Malaysia last month for RM399k. Two variants of the 5+2 seater are available – the 2.0 litre Si4 petrol and 2.2 litre SD4 diesel. View our launch report and test drive report of the L550.