The Discovery has been a multifaceted vehicle for Land Rover. It provided practicality with the 7-seat option, has the off-road capability being a Land Rover and looks rugged, for those who don’t want the flashiness that comes attached with the Range Rover badge. Sadly, the Discovery (LR4 as it known in some markets) never sold in large numbers in our country due to this very reason that it wasn’t as flashy enough, given the high price tag. To change that, Land Rover will be introducing the all-new Discovery, which made its global debut a few months back.
This version, like the Discovery Sport has been inspired by the Range Rover side in the design department. It now looks a lot more flamboyant than the outgoing version, which was very understated. The SUV looks like a larger Discovery Sport. Sources close to us have told us all the model information and the engines that you can expect on the Indian version, when it is launched next year.
In the engines front, the Discovery will come with both a diesel and petrol engine offering. The diesel is the 3.0 liter TD6 version that produces 255 Bhp and a massive 600 Nm. The petrol is the 3.0 liter Si6 unit that makes 35 Bhp and 450 Nm. Both are 6-cylinder units. On the variants front, there will be a large number of variants on offer, both in petrol and in diesel. You will get the S. SE, HSE, HSE Luxury and a First Edition variant. Wondering what is the difference?
The basic S comes with normal halogen headlamps, touch screen system (8″) and no leather seats. The SE on the other hand adds rear parking aids, LED headlamps with LED signature DRLs, leather seats, 10 speaker system as opposed to a 5 speaker one on the S and navigation. These 2 variants come with 19″ alloys as standard. The HSE adds power folding mirrors, rear view camera, key less go, powered tail gate, a larger 10″ touch screen system and a Meridian sound system with subwoofer. The HSE luxury in addition to that comes with a sunroof, 14 speaker Meridian sound system, LED lights with auto high beam assist, 3-zone climate control, surround cameras and configurable ambient lighting. Both these variants come with 20″ alloys. The First Edition will most likely be a limited run variant offering 21″ alloys, heating and cooling seats, Terrain Response 2.
The pricing for the new Discovery will only be known by mid-next year, which is when we expect the company to launch the SUV. The current Discovery comes in only two variants, starting at Rs 1.1 crores which gives us the indication that the new vehicle will also start around the Rs 1 Crore price bracket.