The 2017 Land Rover Discovery might go on sale next year within estimated price range of Rs 1.20 crore – Rs 1.30 crore.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery will come with a range of engines - 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder petrol and diesel mills.
September 29, 2016 – Official pictures of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery have been released by the British carmaker. The SUV will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show that is scheduled for 1st – 16th October, 2016. The Land Rover Discovery has entered its fifth generation with all-new design and features. The new-gen Discovery carries the company’s latest design philosophy that we have already seen on the Land Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
Though no official confirmation has been made about its arrival timeline, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery India launch is likely to happen next year.
|Minimum||Rs 1.15 crore|
|Maximum||Rs 1.25 crore|
Available in two variants, SE and HSE, the Land Rover Discovery is currently priced at Rs 1.14 crore and Rs 1.22 crore respectively (ex-showroom). The new-generation model of the SUV could be a tad more expensive than existing model. We expect it to be priced between Rs 1.20 crore – Rs 1.30 crore.
The production version of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery looks quite identical to the new-generation Land Rover Discovery Vision concept, which broke cover in 2014. The SUV is based on the PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform that also forms the base for the Range Rover and its Sport version. The new Discovery is claimed be lighter, faster and more efficient than its fourth-generation.
With 85% aluminum body, the car weighs 480kgs lighter than the outgoing model. What further help the car shedding 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 overall length and wheelbase of the car have been increased by 141mm and 38mm respectively, while width and height are trimmed down. The new Discovery measures 4,970mm in length, 2,220mm in width and 1,846mm in height.
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’. Safety features such as Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Traction Control System (TCS), Engine Drag Torque Control (EDC), etc are also on offer.
Engine options for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery will include – a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel, a 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel and 3.0-litre SiV6 petrol mill. The latter two powertrains will be available only on the top of the line models. While the 2L diesel mill is tuned to deliver two power outputs (176bhp and 235bhp), the 3L diesel and petrol mills offer 253bhp and 333bhp respectively. There will be a choice between a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic transmission. While the all-wheel drive (AWD) system will come as standard.
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