The New Land Rover Discovery has gone on sale in India at a starting price of Rs 68.05 lakhs. This 2017 Discovery is based on the Discovery Vision Concept and was first showcased at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The full-size SUV embodies the brand's drive above and beyond philosophy, while bringing in new levels of sophistication, capability, versatility and desirability. Check out these pictures.
Do not confuse this Discovery with the Discovery Sport that was introduced back in 2015. This is the fifth-generation of the Discovery SUV that follows a similar design language.
The exterior design of the Discovery has radically changed compared to its previous model. The new one features more sculpted surfaces.
Up front, the SUV sports jewel-like head lights with DRLs to give it a modern look. The car sports nicely contoured bumpers and a raked windshield too.
At the rear, you will notice that this new car breaks the earlier model's tradition of a split arrangement tailgate.
Breaking from the last four generations of the Discovery's design, the 2017 iteration sports LED tail lamps with a new shape. These have a horizontal emphasis to give it a sporty avatar.
The new Discovery rides on a full sized Land Rover SUV platform made of aluminium. This provides a lightweight yet durable architecture for better performance.
The latest full-sized SUV from the British marque's stable gets a very versatile interior. Its cabin is capable of seating up to seven full-size adults.
The car is feature-packed and gets a console with minimal switchgear. It is designed to remain intuitive and also reduce driver distraction.
To add to a luxurious and premium feel there is a wide variety of material finishes that one can opt for. The ambient lighting is configurable too.
A new clever system reconfigures the second and third row seats at the touch of a button. Apart from the switches one can adjust it via the infotainment touchscreen, or even remotely using a smartphone.
Powering the Si6 petrol version of the new Land Rover Discovery is a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine producing 335bhp of power and 450Nm of torque.
The TdV6 diesel trim, on the other hand, comes powered by the 3.0-litre six-cylinder motor churning out 254bhp and 600Nm of torque.
Torque for both engines is delivered through all four-wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Land Rover India is offering the Discovery in SE, HSE, HSE Luxury and First Edition trim levels. A total of 10 variants.