Land Rover India will launch the all-new Discovery luxury SUV in India on October 28, 2017. The Tata Motors-owned British carmaker today officially commenced the bookings of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery in India and has also released the detailed variant-wise price of the model. In India, the price of the Land Rover Discovery will start at ₹ 68.05 lakh for the petrol-powered S variant, going up to ₹ 1.02 crore for the top-end diesel-powered First Edition variant. Deliveries will commence soon after the launch, around October-end or first week of November.
The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV will come in a total of five variants – S, SE, HSE, HSE Luxury, and First Edition and two engine options – 3-litre Si6 petrol motor and a 3-litre TD6 diesel engine. The former V6 petrol engine churns out a maximum of 335 bhp and develops 450 Nm of peak torque, while the six-cylinder diesel motor makes 254 bhp and offers a peak torque of 600 Nm. Both the engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The new Discovery is built on Land Rover’s latest light full-size SUV architecture that ensures unmatched comfort and adaptability. The new-gen Land Rover Discovery is 480 kg lighter than the previous one but the SUV’s aluminium monocoque chassis ensures that this is the stiffest and the lightest Discovery yet.
Even in terms of appearance, the new Land Rover Discovery has done away with its boxy design for a curvier and smoother profile, in line with the carmaker’s new design language. Some of the key features offered with the new-gen Discovery include – door puddle lights, heated door mirrors, trailer stability assist and more. There are subtle character lines and sharper details along the chrome grille, LED headlamps, and the bumpers.
Among cabin features the Land Rover Discovery comes with a smart electric folding and configurable seats for all three rows, which is available on the HSE and above. The SE trim gets this feature only for the front row. The HSE and HSE Luxury variants get powered front row seats along with optional electrically adjustable third-row seats. On the other hand, the top-of-the-line ‘First Edition’ variant gets electrically configurable seats for all three rows as standard.
In India, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery will compete with the likes of the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and the Volvo XC90.