Land Rover has introduced the 2018 model year Discovery Sport in India. The car receives new connectivity features and updates to the infotainment system.
New for 2018 is a Wi-Fi Hotspot that can provide in-car access to the internet for up to eight devices. The functionality of the infotainment system has also been advanced with the introduction of InControl Pro Services. On offer is a downloadable route-planning app, a commute mode (it learns your regular route and suggests faster alternatives) and an app that allows passengers to share their ETA via SMS with contacts. These apps are available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store, and sync with the car’s own navigation system.
With the new update, Land Rover has also rejigged the Discovery Sport line-up. Land Rover has withdrawn the model’s petrol engine for the time being, suggesting the new Ingenium petrol engine may launch sooner, rather than later. Land Rover dealership personnel suggest that the petrol model is expected to arrive by the end of January 2018.
For the moment, the Discovery Sport is being offered with the same 150hp and 190hp, 2.0-litre diesel variants, as before. The SUV-maker has also removed the five-seater option for the mid-spec SE trim and the top-spec HSE Luxury trim – it will now only offer a five-seater model on the base pure variant. The three other trims will come in a 5 + 2 seater configuration.
The 2018 Discovery Sport range starts at Rs 42.48 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and tops off at Rs 57.46 lakh. Spec-to-spec, the new model is pricier by Rs 30,000-40,000.
|Variant-wise prices (ex-showroom)|
|Variant||New price (ex-showroom)|
|2.0 l Diesel Pure 5 Seats||Rs 42.48 lakh|
|2.0 l Diesel SE 5+2 Seats||Rs 48.67 lakh|
|2.0 l Diesel HSE 5+2 Seats||Rs 52.31 lakh|
|2.0 l Diesel HSE Luxury 5+2 Seats||Rs 57.46 lakh|
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