Land Rover announced the
launch of the 5th generation Discovery in India with prices starting from Rs
71.38 Lakh (ex-showroom). This versatile SUV
will be available in two powertrain options, the 3.0 litre diesel delivering
254.79hp and a 3.0 litre petrol delivering 335. 26hp.
The vehicle was launched in
the presence of Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover
India Ltd. (JLRIL), and Mark Turner, Brand Director, Overseas Region, Jaguar
Land Rover in Mumbai.
A team of experienced drivers
from Cougar Motorsport demonstrated the capabilities of the 7-seater SUV as
they manoeuvred the car through several man-made obstacles, highlighting the
technical capabilities of the vehicle.
The seven-seater all-new
Discovery has a strong dynamic stance with wrap-around LED lights and a fast
windscreen angle that helps create a distinctively contemporary design and
powerful character. The vehicle comes with fixed or front opening panoramic
The stepped roofline, a
trademark design feature for the previous four generations, can also be found
on the All-New Discovery as well. With the stepped roofline, the Discovery
offers headroom for adults across all the three rows of seating. The stadium
seating accommodation, with each row positioned higher than the one in front
ensures that every seat is the best seat in the house.
The Intelligent Seat Fold
system enables configuring the seating arrangement from inside the vehicle,
providing copious luggage space when required. Gesture Control allows opening
of the main tailgate with the wave of the foot on either side of the vehicle.
The dual-purpose powered Inner Tailgate retains loose items when raised and
offers comfortable event seating that bears up to 300 kg when lowered.
Innovations include extra deep
consoles that can store up to five mini-tablets and two-litre bottles in the
arm rest storage with the chiller. There are also up to nine USB ports available,
so all passengers can keep their devices charged.
Another first for Land Rover
is the Activity Key. It’s a durable, waterproof wristband that locks and
unlocks the vehicle allowing outdoor activities without carrying keys. Auto
Access height uses the vehicle’s air suspension to help elegant entrance and
exit, seamlessly lowering it ready for one to get in or out.
The All-New Discovery has a
range of advanced features to make every day driving easier. Park Assist makes
parking easier than ever. While you control the speed, the vehicle steers
itself through parallel and perpendicular parking manoeuvres and can also guide
the vehicle out of the space.
The Drive Pro Pack consists of
Lane Keep Assist that can detect lane drift and gently steer the vehicle back
into the lane while Driver Condition Monitor detects when the driver shows
signs of drowsiness, giving an early warning when one needs to take a break.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist monitors the traffic ahead adjusting
speed automatically to maintain a suitable distance from the vehicle in front,
resuming the pre-set speed when the road is clear, while Queue Assist keeps a
suitable distance when queuing in traffic, bringing the vehicle to a halt when
The surround camera system
provides as 360° exterior view via the touchscreen providing greater confidence
when manoeuvring the vehicle in confined situations.
For the first time on the
Discovery, Terrain Response 2 is available as an option (standard on the First
Edition) that automatically selects driving modes to achieve the best possible
chassis and powertrain setup for the conditions. Hill Start Assist, Hill
Descent Control and Gradient Release Control are also on offer with the All-New
Discovery to enhance driver control in trying conditions.
Permanent four-wheel drive
comes with a choice of two intelligent systems; a single speed transfer box for
optimal on-road conditions or a two-speed box for challenging conditions.
The vehicle’s off-road
geometry is class leading. A best-in-class approach angle (34°), ramp angle
(27.5°) and departure angle (30°) enable negotiation of the toughest of
obstacles. All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) which is a state-of-the-art
system enhances control over challenging surfaces while launch Control enables
smooth pull-away on surfaces like wet grass, ice and sand and maintains a
constant speed between 1.8 km/h and 30 km/h.
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