Land Rover has launched its new Discovery at Rs 71.38 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The seven-seater SUV will be available in five variants and with petrol and diesel engine options, with the range-topping First Edition diesel trim costing over Rs 1 crore.
The Discovery gets a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 engine that makes 340hp and 450Nm of torque, and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel that churns out 258hp and 600Nm of twisting force. Both engines send power to all four wheels via an eight-speed auto ‘box.
Typical for a Land Rover, the seven-seater SUV boasts significant off-road ability, including a wading depth of 900mm.
The premium luxury SUV comes with a long list of goodies including the InControl infotainment system with a 10-inch display paired to a six-speaker audio system, two sunroofs, parallel-park assist, a heads-up display, a 360-degree camera and the optional Terrain Response 2 system. The higher-spec HSE trim is equipped with InControl TouchPro infotainment system, heated seats, up to nine USB ports, four 12V charging points, an in-car 3G Wi-Fi hotspot and a 17-speaker Meridian audio system.
The company has been quite keen on pushing sales of petrol-powered models in our market, and the pricing of the Discovery's petrol variants is a good indicator of this. The base petrol S trim is cheaper by more than Rs 10 lakh, while the top-end 'First Edition' is cheaper by nearly Rs 20 lakh.
In the Indian market, the Land Rover Discovery competes against the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Land Rover is also readying its brand new Velar SUV for an India launch, which is expected to happen soon.
|Variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|3.0 L Petrol S||Rs 71.38 lakh|
|3.0 L Petrol SE||Rs 74.64 lakh|
|3.0 L Petrol HSE||Rs 77.86 lakh|
|3.0 L Petrol HSE Luxury||Rs 82.77 lakh|
|3.0 L Petrol First Edition||Rs 88.56 lakh|
|3.0 L Diesel S||Rs 82.21 Lakh|
|3.0 L Diesel SE||Rs 89.48 lakh|
|3.0 L Diesel HSE||Rs 93.92 lakh|
|3.0 L Diesel HSE Luxury||Rs 1.00 crore|
|3.0 L Diesel First Edition||Rs 1.08 crore|
Also read: 2017 Land Rover Discovery review, test drive