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Land Rover Discovery Sport launched at Rs. 46.10 lakh

The launch of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport marks the starting of the new Discover family in the company’s portfolio.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 2, 2015 7:29:51 pm
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Land Rover has launched the highly anticipated Discovery Sport in the country with a starting price of Rs. 46.10 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai (pre-octroi). Replacement of the Freelander 2, the new Discovery Sport is offered with a host of new equipment inside out and new technologies. The launch of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport marks the starting of the new Discover family in the company’s portfolio.

The SUV is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel motor in two states of tune. The engine produces maximum power of 149PS and peak torque of 400 Nm, while the top-end variant produces 189.6PS and 420 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively. Mated with a 9-speed automatic transmission, the car sends all the power to its four-wheel drive system (4WD). The same gearbox was first introduced in the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The Discovery Sport SUV will be offered in four trims – S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury in both 5-seater and 7-seater configuration.

The Discovery Sport, when compared to the Freelander 2, looks more stylish and attractive, although it shares some of the design elements with its sibling. Based on the familiar steel monocoque platform, the Discovery Sport is lighter and is made of high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength boron. It also uses aluminium in severals parts such as bonnet, front bumpers, roof and tailgate.

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Just like the striking exteriors, the interiors too are more upmarket and loaded with new technologies. One of the most noticeable changes inside the cabin is the 5+2 seat configuration. Apart from this, the SUV offers a roomier cabin with ample amount of legroom and knee-room. It also features a huge luggage space.

Some of the standard features that come equipped with the new Discover Sport are as follow:


One Rear Fog Lamp

Brunel Finish to Grille & Side Fender Vent

Navik Black Mirror Caps

Front and Rear Recovery Hooks
Driving Dynamics:

Terrain Response (inc Eco Mode) – 4WD ONLY

Hill Descent Control (HDC) – 4WD ONLY

Efficient Driveline – 4WD ONLY

Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)

Roll Stability Control (RSC)

Trip Computer with Message Centre

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)

Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)


Reversing Lamps

Centre High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)

Seven Airbags – Front (Driver and Front passenger), Knee (Driver), Side curtain, Driver and Front Passenger and Row 2

Passenger Airbag Cut-Off Switch

Three Point Seat Belt Warning – All Seats

Audible Seat Belt Warning

Perimetric Alarm with Remote Panic Alarm

Auto locking and Crash Unlocking System

Power Operated Child Locks – Doors and Windows

Front Head restraints 2 way Adjust (Driver and Passenger)

Rear Head restraints x 2 way (No Rear Centre – AVL as an Option)

Hazard Lights under Heavy Braking


Heated Rear Screen (inc Wiper)

Global Lock/Unlock – From the Front Door

Stowage – Centre Console – Covered Tambor Lid – Low Line inc Two Cup Holders

Stowage – Additional Stowage Available on the Lower IP (Behind Gear/Rotary)

Stowage – Shelf – Front Passenger Facia

Stowage – Sunglasses Stowage, Overhead Console

Stowage – Glove Box

Interior Lighting – Map Reading Lights – Switch-Operated

Rear Loadspace Light

Interior Lighting – Map Reading Lights – Touch Sense


Second Row – 12V Power Socket

Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity plus Streamed Audio

Five-inch Colour TFT Driver Information Centre

Eight-inch Colour Touchscreen – Infotainment

Eco Data

Eco Mode

With all the above-mentioned equipment and technologies, the Land Rover Discovery Sport will give a tough fight to the likes of Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and BMW X3 in the luxury mid-size SUV segment in India.

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