Land Rover India has finally launched the much-awaited all-new Discovery in India with prices starting from Rs. 71.38 lakh. Land Rover started taking bookings for the all-new Discovery in India two months ago and will start the delivery soon.
This is the third-generation of the iconic Discovery which was introduced in 1989. The new Discovery is based on the new PLA platform (lightweight full-size SUV platform). The new Discovery is lighter by 480 kg, which makes it much faster and more capable than the predecessor. The all-new Discovery also looks much sleeker and futuristic when compared to the old school boxy design of the vehicle.
The new Discovery is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 335 Bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. There is also a 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum of 254 Bhp and peak torque of 600 Nm. Both the engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The petrol model can reach a top speed of 215 km/h while the 0-100 km/h sprint takes 7.1 seconds. The diesel variant can reach a top speed of 209 km/h while the 0-100 km/h run takes 8.1 seconds.
Land Rover all-new Discovery is a seven-seater vehicle with plush cabin and a long list of features. The car gets 10-inch infotainment system with InControl Touch Pro. It gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. There is a 14-speaker Meridian surround sound system too. The all-new Discovery also gets Intelligent Seat Fold technology that allows passengers to reconfigure the second and third-row seats with a touch of a button.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said:
“The All-New seven seat Discovery distinguishes itself from most of its competition on its design appeal, intelligent versatility, enabling technology and a host of capability related features. For example, apart from a class leading 900 mm wading depth capability to handle unexpected flood like situations or river crossings, the All-New Discovery is the only vehicle in its class to provide a full-size spare wheel, very important when it comes to those long distance holiday trips that most people like to take these days. In fact it is a perfect vehicle for people who love to explore and experience new places and terrains and enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with friends and family.”
The new Discovery will take on the likes of Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 in the market.