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Is the current Disco Sport family...
« on: 10 September 2019, 01:51:31 »

A rebodied Ford Edge? :-\

It would seem that the 2.0t petrol engine/drivetrain is pure Ford...
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #1 on: 10 September 2019, 07:43:07 »

A rebodied Ford Edge? :-\

It would seem that the 2.0t petrol engine/drivetrain is pure Ford...

Eh, all current JLR 4 pots are Ingenium engines, the Ford unit got booted some years ago (3-4 or so)

Gearbox is a 9 speed auto (not Ford) or manual (again not Ford).

The D8 platform (E-Pace, Disco Sport and Evoque) has a distant connection to a Ford chassis but, its been massively changed and improved (started about 10 years ago and is now unrecognisable as).
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #2 on: 10 September 2019, 09:25:49 »

A friend has recently bought a new Disco Sport and it's a very nice!  :y
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #3 on: 10 September 2019, 11:08:33 »

A friend has recently bought a new Disco Sport and it's a very nice!  :y

They are pretty good for money, mid cycle refresh due soon so deal to be had.
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #4 on: 10 September 2019, 12:15:49 »

Reason for asking was that someone on YT has just bought one for his Mrs and was reviewing it, and specifically pointed out all the Ford bits as a reason to buy it as it meant that parts would be cheaply and widely available...

I didn't catch the age of it, but whilst it looked new, it could have been an early one :-\
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #5 on: 10 September 2019, 14:14:00 »

I recall being shown the prototype disco sport when I started at Jaguar Landrover, something about the rear suspension set up was " revolutionary"  according to the engineers as it had no strut towers impeding the cabin, doubt it's a carry over due to this
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #6 on: 10 September 2019, 15:06:40 »

The only revolutionary aspect is that they bothered to put the struts within the wheel well dimensions rather than in the boot ;D
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #7 on: 10 September 2019, 15:58:36 »

I recall being shown the prototype disco sport when I started at Jaguar Landrover, something about the rear suspension set up was " revolutionary"  according to the engineers as it had no strut towers impeding the cabin, doubt it's a carry over due to this

Many other changes to, the Ford Platform has a number of design issues around the front end related to the power train fixings, improved on D8 and all but eliminated on the new Evoque.
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #8 on: 10 September 2019, 15:59:09 »

The only revolutionary aspect is that they bothered to put the struts within the wheel well dimensions rather than in the boot ;D

Which means geo changes and differing arms (cast in this case), not easy to do  :y
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #9 on: 10 September 2019, 17:03:06 »

Fair dos :y
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #10 on: 10 September 2019, 18:26:20 »

Reason for asking was that someone on YT has just bought one for his Mrs and was reviewing it, and specifically pointed out all the Ford bits as a reason to buy it as it meant that parts would be cheaply and widely available...

I didn't catch the age of it, but whilst it looked new, it could have been an early one :-\

Is that the Car Wizard channel? I find him quite entertaining.
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Re: Is the current Disco Sport family...
« Reply #11 on: 10 September 2019, 18:59:37 »

That's the one :y
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