New Land Rover Discovery SUV launched in India – Price Rs 71.38 lakh

About a year after it made its global debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the new Land Rover Discovery SUV has been launched in India.

Aiming to take on the most challenging of road conditions, new Land Rover Discovery has arrived. This three-row seven seater SUV is built of lightweight aluminum resulting in weight loss of 480 kgs. This means, engine responds better, car handles better, while returning higher fuel efficiency.

Offered with a range of on-board comforts, high level of safety features and adaptability to diverse road conditions, the new Land Rover Discovery will sit above the Discovery Sport in the company line-up. It will be sold as a CKD. Price starts from Rs 71.38 lakh, ex-showroom.

Measuring 4,970mm in length, 2018 Land Rover Discovery receives new front and rear bumper design, panoramic roof, 20” alloy wheels, LED headlight, aluminum trims on doors and fascia. It is presented in 17 exterior color options of Namib Orange, Silicon Silver, Fuji White, Santorini Black, Corris Grey, Indus Silver, Loire Blue, Aintree Green, Firenze Red, Scotia Grey, Kaikoura Stone, Montalcino Red, Yulong White, Farallon Black, Waitomo Grey, Carpathian Grey and Aruba.

Interiors will be seen in stadium seating arrangement and space enough to accommodate upto 7 adults. Sufficient baggage space, 9 USB ports and 3G Wi-Fi hotspots will be evident along with sports inspired steering wheel and leather upholstery.

The top-end HSE Luxury trim will sport advanced of comfort and safety features to include Park Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Driver Condition Monitor and Lane Departure Warning among others. A notable feature will be Intelligent Seat Fold mechanism that facilitates reconfiguration of second and third-row seats via controls, central touchscreen or smartphone.

Engine options on offer in India will be a 3.0 liter petrol and 3.0 liter diesel. Both offered in 4WD config, and mated to a 8-speed transmission, diesel option generates 255 hp and 600 Nm while petrol option generates 335 hp and 450 Nm. Top speed of diesel Discover stands at 209 kmph and that or petrol Discover is at 215 kmph. 0-100 kmph dash in the petrol is done in 7.1 seconds, in diesel it is done in 8.1 seconds.

Price

Petrol S – INR 71.38 lakh
Petrol SE – INR 74.63 lakh
Petrol HSE – INR 77.85 lakh
Petrol HSE Luxury – INR 82.76 lakh
Petrol First Edition – INR 88.55 lakh

Diesel S – INR 82.20 lakh
Diesel SE – INR 89.47 lakh
Diesel HSE – INR 93.91 lakh
Diesel HSE Luxury – INR 100.15 lakh
Diesel First Edition – INR 107.89 lakh

All prices above are ex-showroom.

Features

EXTERIOR

Acoustic laminated windscreen
Heated rear window with rear wash wiper
Door puddle lights
Heated door mirrors
Trailer Stability Assist
Front and rear recovery hooks

TRANSMISSION & DRIVING DYNAMICS

8-speed Automatic Transmission
Single-speed transfer box (high range only) with Terrain Response*
Coil suspension (5 seat only)*
Stop/Start technology
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
Hill Start Assist
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Roll Stability Control (RSC)
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
Gradient Acceleration Control (GAC)
Trip computer

INTERIOR FEATURES

Driver and passenger sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Front and rear grab handles
Illuminated glovebox, overhead console downlight, loadspace lamp and map light
60:40 Load Through Rear Seats with Manual Slide and Recline
Twin front cupholders
Ebony Finisher
Overhead Sunglasses Stowage

SAFETY & SECURITY

Audible seat belt warning (including third row)
Front side impact airbags
Hazard lights under heavy braking
Perimetric alarm
Rollover deployment of restraints
Side curtain airbags

MULTIMEDIA

20.32 cm (8) Touchscreen
Single 12 V auxiliary charging point (second row)