Land Rover Discovery Sport Launched at Rs.46.10 lakh (Ex-Showroom Mumbai)

First vehicle in the Discovery series, the Land Rover Discovery Sport has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs.46.10 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The car will be available in four different variants with the same engine and transmission across all four.

The design of the Discovery Sport has been heavily influence by the Range Rover Evoque. Certain elements have also been borrowed from the Discovery Vision Concept which was showcased at the Indian Auto Expo last year. The Discovery Sport will come in two optional seating arrangements – a five-seater and a seven-seater. This is also a first for the British carmaker.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Launched

Under the hood, the Discovery Sport 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel unit capable of churning out a peak power of 148bhp and a peak torque of 400Nm. The engine is attached to a massive nine-speed automatic transmission, which has been borrowed from the Range Rover Evoque. Apart from that the Discovery Sport comes with things like hill descent control. LRs terrain response system, ABS, roll stability control, dynamic stability control and traction control as standard features across all variants. The top end variants will get an extra feature named adaptive dynamics with MagneRide.

Some of the other features on the high-end HSE variant include LED Xenon headlights, Windsor leather seats, electrically adjustable front seats, DRLs, parking assist, Meredian surround sound system with 17 speakers etc.

In the Indian market, the Discovery Sport will compete for market space with the likes of BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

Prices for different variants of the Discovery Sport are given below:

Land Rover Discovery Sport (5-Seater) Price (In Rs)
Discovery Sport S 46.10 Lakh
Discovery Sport SE 51.01 Lakh
Discovery Sport HSE 53.34 Lakh
Discovery Sport HSE Luxury 60.70 Lakh
Land Rover Discovery Sport (7-Seater) Price (In Rs)
Discovery Sport SE 52.50 Lakh
Discovery Sport HSE 54.83 Lakh
Discovery Sport HSE Luxury 62.18 Lakh

*All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom Mumbai

Land Rover Receives 200 Advance Bookings for Discovery Sport

The Land Rover Discovery Sport will be launched in India on September 2nd, but the car has already raked in 200 advance bookings. Like all Land Rovers, the Discovery Sport will also be tuned for off-road driving and thrill seekers can take it off the beaten road whenever they want.

The Discovery Sport incorporates the very latest design features of Land Rover. The Indian one, i.e. the one that would be launched in India, will have dimension of 4600mm, 2173mm and 1724mm for length, width and height respectively. The car will have a ground clearance of 212mm. Since it is based on a lighter structure, the weight of the Discovery Sport will be comparatively lower. The car will be offered with optional 5+2 seating capability.

It is expected that the Discovery Sport will be offered in two different engine configurations – one with a TD4 150PS (148bhp peak power) and another with TD4 180PS diesel (178bhp peak power). The petrol 150PS engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while the diesel 180PS one will be mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Land Rover Receives 200 Advance Bookings for Discovery Sport

The car is being brought to India through the CKD route and final assembly will be done here. Because of this we expect the price of the Land Rover Discovery Sport to hover around the 50lakh mark.

Upcoming Jaguar Land Rover Cars In India During 2015

Despite being British, Jaguar Land Rover still has to send down every feasible model to India. After all, the benefits of an acquirer Tata Motors being an Indian cannot be snatched away from this market. Strategically, another tangent is also related to it, that’s the market size of India, which is ever growing, where various segments have emerged in the recent times due a youthful audience base.

Mentioned here are the models of Jaguar Land Rover coming to India in 2015.

Land Rover Discovery Sport

The mid-size SUV and an entry-level vehicle at the floor of Range Rover, the Freelander 2, is now going to be replaced by a more useful model called Discovery Sport. The SUV sports a 5+2 seating layout which makes it more adorable for India. Pricing is expected to be in the vicinity of more than Rs 43 lakh. Undoubted, the automaker will provide the option of petrol and diesel both, with 6-and 9-speed automatic gearboxes. The carmaker had already conducted its test drive session for selected media personnel. Now, the launch is awaited.

Upcoming Jaguar Land Rover Cars In India During 2015

Jaguar XE

The most promising Jaguar for India could be the XE. An entry-level model for the maker sure-footedly holds a large sum of expectations, but that doesn’t mean the British will involve neck deep in the cut-throat pricing strategies. As per to a source, Jaguar is claimed of pricing XE as a premium car with goodies loaded, and also the price tag being be slightly notched than the rest of rivals. We speculate the new Ingenium engine family representatives ranging from 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, and obviously a supercharged V6 of 335bhp shall make its way here. Petrol and diesel both the guises will be given choices of 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic gearboxes to choose from.

Range Rover Sport SVR

This is the most powerful SUV could be ever made. For such a title, Range Rover Sport SVR emits 542 horsepower from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. An 8-speed ZF automatic transmission will take care of the transmission being sent to all-four-wheels.

Jaguar F-Type AWD

Jaguar’s aspirations with the F-Type cannot be explained in words. It is a product that defines Jaguar, irrespective of price tags and its sales figures. After the warming initial response, Jaguar decided to take the F-Type to a new level. This year, after the F-Type coupe launched in India, this two-seater sports car will dwell an AWD drivetrain for an aggressive experience. The aforementioned 5.0-litre supercharged V8 worth of 542hp will be uses here as well with the traction being sent to all-four wheels, drafting it to clock the 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and hitting a top-speed of no lesser than 300km/h. Doesn’t it sounds exciting even on paper?

New Range Rover India Made Evoque

The compact SUV of Range Rover lineup, Evoque, too had become old fashioned in the Indian market, but the fact is its price tag that turns the model down against rivals. Earned huge custom duties for being imported as CBU (completely built units) made it to go overpriced than the competitors. For the same, Tata Motors, acquirer of JLR brand, is reported to produce the Evoque locally at Pune manufacturing facility. Plans of a locally produced nine-speed automatic ZF gearbox is also rumoured in the market. Hence, the next-generation model which was displayed at Delhi Auto Expo 2014 will be the one to go into production in India. The present-face will be axed. And it the price after that is expected to be escaped in the slot lesser than Rs 50 lakh, where certain expectation for future mimic it to go for an Executive Edition in a toned down avatar – ripped off from goodies and features – like the XF had received last year, for a wider segmentation and better market accessibility.

Land Rover Reveals Third Row Seating For Discovery Sport

Quite before the unveiling, Land Rover propped up with the biggest hint of Discovery Sport. As reportedly said, the Discovery Sport will have a 5+2 seating.

One can also see the camouflaged vehicle here on the blog that is officially lent by the official bay of carmaker.

“As you would expect from a Discovery, the versatile Discovery Sport will feature optional 5+2 seating, offering spacious load space and configurable seating, while still retaining a more compact footprint than traditional 5-seat SUVs,” said Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover.

Land Rover Reveals Third Row Seating For Discovery Sport

As if viewed in detail, the camouflaged SUV reveals it will have the option of two seats in the third row.

Prototype was spotted at the Halewood, UK, where the Discovery Sport will be manufactured. The final rest are on the go, confirmed Land Rover in its official letter.