Land Rover Discovery Sport launched at Rs. 46.1 lakhs
The much anticipated replacement of the aging Freelander 2, Land Rover has just launched the Discovery Sport in the country at a starting price tag of Rs. 46.1 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Based on the Discovery Vision concept, the Discovery Sport is all set to give its rivals a very tough time in the segment.
The smart looking SUV which shares its underpinnings and design characteristics with elder brother Evoque, it has a very smart looking front end which is characterised by an impressive chrome grille and well-designed fog lamp enclosures. The vehicle is bigger than the Freelander 2 and stands 212 mm off the ground.
The interiors are very smart as well coming with a feature rich cabin including the likes of its signature 5+2 seating configuration, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice-controllable satellite navigation, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, tyre pressure monitor, panoramic sunroof, park assist, dual-zone climate control, the famous All-Terrain mode, cruise control, reclining second row of seats, 16-speaker Meridian music system and much more.
On the mechanical front, the Discovery Sport is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel in two states of tune – TD4 (150 PS and 400 Nm) and SD4 (190 PS and 420 Nm). Both the TD4 and SD4 versions comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission which sends power to all four wheels through the Haldex All-Wheel Drive system.
The Discovery Sport is expected to do well in the country given that it already received more than 200 pre-launch bookings some time back. The SUV is brought into the country via the CKD route, which has enabled the company to price it competitively against the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes M-Class and the Volvo XC60.
Prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai) of all variants are as follows:
• 2.2L TD4 Diesel S (5 seater) – Rs. 46.10 lakhs
• 2.2L TD4 Diesel SE (5 seater) – Rs. 51.01 lakhs
• 2.2L TD4 Diesel SE (5+2 seater) – Rs. 52.50 lakhs
• 2.2L TD4 Diesel HSE (5 seater) – Rs. 53.34 lakhs
• 2.2L TD4 Diesel HSE (5+2 seater) – Rs. 54.83 lakhs
• 2.2L SD4 Diesel HSE Luxury (5 seater) – Rs. 60.70 lakhs
• 2.2L SD4 Diesel HSE Luxury (5+2 seater) – Rs. 62.18 lakhs