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Land Rover launches new Discovery in India at Rs 68.05 lakhs

Land Rover launches new Discovery in India at Rs 68.05 lakhs
Ninad Ambre Ninad Ambre Wednesday 09 August 2017, 13:28 PM

Jaguar Land Rover India has announced the prices for the new-gen Discovery. The prices of the SUV start at Rs 68.05 lakhs (ex-showroom) with the range-topping First Edition Diesel priced at Rs 1.02 crore.

Powering the new Land Rover Discovery are 3.0-litre engine options. The Si6 petrol variants derive power from a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine producing 335bhp of power and 450Nm of torque. The TdV6 diesel, on the other hand, comes powered by the 3.0-litre six-cylinder motor churning out 254bhp and 600Nm of torque.

This is the next-gen Discovery based on JLR's light full-size SUV architecture and is 480kg lighter than the outgoing model. It is also expected to be more comfortable, faster and more capable than its predecessor. This too boasts of a seven-seater layout.

The Discovery's cabin will pack the brand's InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround system, four 12V charging points etc. The touch screen system can be paired to a smartphone app as a part of the InControl Touch Pro Services. The most interesting feature here is the Intelligent Seat Fold technology. It allows passengers to reconfigure the second- and third-row seats at the touch of a button.

The Land Rover Discovery competes in the luxury SUV segment against the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90. The Discovery was first introduced in 1989 and the latest iteration is the fifth-gen model. It is expected to carry forward the legacy of the brand and Land Rover’s drive to go above and beyond.


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