Jaguar Land Rover India, the Indian subsidiary of British luxury marquee, has announced the launch of Discovery Sport on September 2, 2015 in the country. The Land Rover Discovery Sport would be sold as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) and the production has already started at company's Pune plant. For those asking, the Discovery Sport can be booked at company authorized dealerships by paying a token amount of Rs. 5 Lakhs.
The Discovery Sport would come loaded with several high-end premium features like new InControl touchscreen system, leather seats with electric adjustment for the front row, panaromic sunroof, bi-xenon headlamps and dual-zone climate control. Just so you know, unlike all its competitors such as Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60, which have 5-seat configuration, it would have a 5+2 seating arrangement. Though, there wouldn't be much space in the last row, but it might work in company's favour. It is being learnt through sources that Land Rover Discovery Sport would be presented in four variants. The British luxury automaker describes the Discovery Sport as 'first mid-size luxury SUV'.
Mechanically, the Discovery Sport would be offered with a 2.2L SD4 diesel engine in two tunes of power: 147bhp and 187bhp. For those wondering, the new range of 2.0L, 4-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines would be introduced later with the SUV. The SD4 diesel motor would be linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which would transmit the power evenly to all the four wheels of the SUV via Land Rover’s Terrain Response 4WD system. In addition, the Park Assist feature has also been confirmed in the India-spec Discovery Sport. As for pricing, due to local manufacturing, it is expected that the prices would start from Rs. 50 Lakhs and go as high as Rs. 65 Lakhs for the range-topping variant (Ex. Showroom, New Delhi).