The Land Rover Discovery Sport replaces the old Freelander to start a new family of Discovery-badged models. Instead of the Freelander’s five seats, the Discovery Sport has seven.

We’re testing the high-spec HSE model with a 2.2-litre SD4 diesel and an automatic gearbox. At the time of writing we were just a few weeks away from this engine being replaced by a new unit promising better refinement and fuel efficiency.

We tested the Discovery Sport at the 2015 Tow Car Awards, so we know it’s good. Will our respect for the Sport grow after spending longer behind the wheel? Is the new car practical enough to deserve the Discovery name?