During a press test, Nick Rufford from The Sunday Times got stuck in the mud with a Land Rover Discovery Sport

During a press test, Nick Rufford from The Sunday Times got stuck in the mud with a Land Rover Discovery Sport.

The event was held in Iceland, where Rufford took the baby Land Rover to a sandy and snowy beach to see what the machine is capable of. Not surprisingly, the Discovery Sport, which lacks a low-range gearbox, got stuck and a Defender had to help it go out of the mud.

Despite being a luxury and high-tech rival for the BMW X3, Land Rover says the model is still a proper off-roader as it has 8.3-inches (212 mm) of ground clearance and approach, departure and breakover angles of 25, 31 and 21 degrees, respectively. The manufacturer also claims the baby Disco can scale gradients of up to 45 degrees.

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