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Land Rover opens bookings for the new Discovery

All New Land Rover Discovery
Prices for the full-size SUV start at Rs 68.05 lakh, to go on sale in November

Land Rover have opened bookings for their new full-size luxury SUV, the Discovery, with prices starting at Rs 68.05 lakh for the base petrol variant. The range of prices go all the way up to Rs 1.02 lakh for the top-of-the-line diesel variant. The Discovery will go on sale in India from November 2017.

The Land Rover Discovery comes available with two engine options — a 3-litre turbocharged V6 diesel, and a 3-litre V6 petrol from the Ingenium family of engines. The diesel makes 255bhp and 600Nm of torque, and can accelerate from 0-100kmph in 8.1 seconds. Meanwhile the petrol makes 355bhp and 450Nm, taking it from 0-100kmph in 7.1 seconds.  Both these engines are mated to ZF-sourced 8-speed gearboxes.

In typical Land Rover style, the Discovery comes equipped with a whole lot of gizmos to help it go the extra mile off-road. The All Terrain Progress Control works similar to cruise control, but at low speeds — from 2kmph to 30kmph allowing the driver to focus on steering the car through tricky terrain. When equipped with all the bells and whistles, it gets a low ratio transfer case, the Terrain response system, air suspension, gradient acceleration control and hill launch assist.

The interiors are properly luxurious as well. The SUV seats seven, though the base variants come with 5 seats. You can get the Discovery with a 14-speaker Meridian audio system, four zone climate control and park assist.

This is the fifth generation SUV and will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Audi Q7, the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90. The Discovery can be booked at any of Land Rover’s dealerships or at www.findmeasuv.in.

 

3-litre Petrol S                                      Rs 68.05 lakh

3-litre Petrol SE                                   Rs 71.15 lakh

3-litre Petrol HSE                                Rs 74.23 lakh

3-litre Petrol HSE Luxury                Rs 78.91 lakh

3-litre Petrol First Edition               Rs 84.43 lakh

3-litre Diesel S                                       Rs 78.37 lakh

3-litre Diesel SE                                    Rs 85.30 lakh

3-litre Diesel HSE                                Rs 89.54 lakh

3-litre Diesel HSE Luxury                Rs 95.47 lakh

3-litre Diesel First Edition               Rs 1.02 crore


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