A video like this maybe isn't the best marketing for the Discovery Sport. I wasn't expecting the Disco Sport to be on the same level as the Defender, but seeing in this video that it is not nearly as capable doesn't make me think any better of the Disco Sport.
I think that Land Rover focused on on-the-road performance instead of off-road performance since that is what customers want.
I guess its not so much that I'm surprised by the Disco Sport being stuck here, I'm just surprised that we are being shown it in a press video.
Video's gone, I wonder if they got in trouble? No but realistically it proved itself plenty capable the rest of the video. In truth an evoque would of gotten stuck just the same. Neither is offered with the plethora of off road goodies that the big Disco or Ranger are offered with.
Realistically a small percentage of LR owners ever exploit even a modicum of their available capability...
That's the case with most CUVs now though. people want them to off-road capable even though they will never take the off-road. I think that people see a video like this one and they wonder if the vehicle will get stuck in the snow when they are in the city. Basically at the minimum people want a car that isn't going to get them stuck somewhere.
I think that because these vehicles are said to be off-road worthy yet people rarely use them off road, there is a skepticism as to how capable they really are, unlike the Wrangler for example, which everyone assumes to be actually a great off-road vehicle.