Land Rover India has finally introduced the fifth-generation Discovery SUV at a starting price of Rs 71.38 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2017 Land Rover Discovery SUV carline is available in four trim levels – S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury – along with the exclusive First Edition. Those who are interest can pre-book the vehicle at Land Rover’s 25 authorised retailers or online at www.findmeasuv.in. The fifth-generation Discovery comes with two powertrain options – a 3L TDV6 diesel and a 3L Si6 petrol paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. In the luxury SUV segment, the new Land Rover Discovery 2017 will continue to face challenge from Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5 and Audi Q7.
Land Rover claims that the fifth generation of the Discovery family is Land Rover’s most versatile SUV with ingenious in-vehicle technology, easily configurable seating options and best-in-class all-terrain capabilities. Just to jog your memory, the new-gen Discovery first broke cover at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery features an all-new design and a plethora of high-end comfort and connectivity features. Underpinning the PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform, the SUV stays close to the Discovery Vision concept that was showcased in 2014. This new architecture not only makes it lighter, faster and more rigid than before, but improves its fuel efficiency as well.
The 7-seater SUV features the company’s latest design philosophy that we have already seen on the Land Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. Land Rover has also made minor dimensional changes to the SUV. While its wheelbase and length have been increased by 38mm and 141mm respectively, the overall width and height have been reduced. Interior of the new Discovery is as premium and sporty as its exterior. Some of the key features include JLR’s InControl infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen display, Intelligent seat fold technology, traction control system, hill descent control and many more.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Bookings
The British luxury SUV manufacturer has announced prices of the new Discovery model lineup. One can place an order at Land Rover’s authorised dealerships. The SUV can also be pre-booked online at www.findmeasuv.in. In India, this luxury SUV is being imported via CBU (completely built up) route.
2017 Land Rover Discovery Price in India
|Petrol S||Rs 71.38 lakh|
|Petrol SE||Rs 74.64 lakh|
|Petrol HSE||Rs 77.86 lakh|
|Petrol HSE Luxury||Rs 82.77 lakh|
|Petrol First Edition||Rs 88.56 lakh|
|Diesel S||Rs 82.21 lakh|
|Diesel SE||Rs 89.48 lakh|
|Diesel HSE||Rs 93.92 lakh|
|Diesel HSE Luxury||Rs 100.16 lakh|
|Diesel First Edition||Rs 107.90 lakh|
The new Discovery comes in four trim levels with both petrol and diesel engine options. The entry-level petrol variant of the SUV has been priced at Rs 71.38 lakh (ex-showroom). The SE, HSE and HSE Luxury petrol versions come with a price tag of Rs 74.64 lakh, Rs 77.86 lakh and Rs 82.77 respectively. On the other hand, the diesel models’ prices range between Rs 82.21 lakh – Rs 100.16 lakh (ex-showroom). Land Rover has also introduced a limited ‘First Edition’ with both petrol and diesel engine, priced at Rs 88.56 and Rs 107.90 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.
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2017 Land Rover Discovery India Specifications
|Diesel Engine||3.0-litre TDV6|
|Petrol Engine||3.0-litre SiV6 petrol|
As mentioned in the beginning, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is being offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Powering the diesel variant of the SUV is a 3.0-litre TDV6 motor churning out a maximum power of 254bhp against 600Nm of torque. On the other hand, the petrol version comes packed with a 3.0-litre SiV6 unit making a top power of 335bhp while generating a maximum torque of 450Nm. Transmission duties on the SUV are taken care of by an 8-speed automatic gearbox, supported by all-wheel drive (AWD) system. For the first time, the British carmaker introduced the Terrain Response 2 system, which is standard on the First Edition.
2017 Land Rover Discovery India Exterior
Most of its design and styling elements of the new Land Rover Discovery have been carried over from the concept. As a reminder, the Discover Vision concept was first previewed at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The new-gen model appears more premium and curvier than the previous generation. The SUV has been designed on the PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform that also underpins the Range Rover and its Sport version. The new Discovery is claimed be lighter, faster and more efficient than its fourth-generation. With 85% aluminium body, the car weighs 480kgs lighter than the previous model. What further helped the car shedding its weight are steel subframes, magnesium dash structure and composite one-piece tailgate. Besides this, the overall bodyside of the car is a single pressing that improves its rigidity.
The front fascia of the new Discovery has been completely revised. Upfront, it features jewel-like adaptive LED headlamps with new daytime running lights and sculpted surfaces. Styling bits such as unique stepped roofline, LED rear lamps, rounded rear profile add more to its sporty appearance. The overall length and wheelbase of the car have been increased by 141mm and 38mm respectively, while width and height have been trimmed down. The new Discovery measures 4,970mm in length, 2,220mm in width and 1,846mm in height. Now, the car stands tall with a ground clearance of 283mm enhancing its off-road capabilities. The SUV comes in a choice of 17 different exterior colour options. The company is also offering multiple customization options including 12 alloy wheel designs with 21-22-inch rims, optional roof rack attachments, roof bars, etc.
2017 Land Rover Discovery India Interior
Interior of the SUV’s new-gen Discovery looks quite sophisticated and premium with high-quality materials, dual tones and flawless finish. The SUV comes with ‘Stadium seating’ layout and stepped roof making enough space for seven adult passengers. With folded third and two row seats, the car offers a total luggage space of 2,500-liters. There are multiple storage compartments as well such as glovebox, space between door bins, under-floor areas, space in the centre console, etc.
The SUV also comes loaded with several comfort and connectivity features such as Meridian Audio surround system, JLR’s InControl infotainment system with coloured 10-inch touchscreen display, in-car 4G WiFi (that can support eight devices), nine USB and six 12V charging slots and sat-nav with a new ‘commute mode’. With respect to safety, the new Discovery comes equipped with Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Traction Control System (TCS) and Engine Drag Torque Control (EDC).
2017 Land Rover Discovery
Set for a generation change, the Land Rover Discovery has witnessed significant design and feature updates. It is lighter, faster and more frugal than the previous model.