Land Rover India is all set to launch the Discovery Sport on September 2, 2015 in the country. But prior to the official launch, the variants and features of the luxury mid-sized SUV have been revealed. Just so you know, Land Rover Discovery Sport would replace the ageing Freelander 2, while competing against the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. Bookings for the SUV have already begun at all company authorized dealerships at a token amount of Rs. 5 Lakhs. Moreover, as revealed by the luxury British marquee, Discovery Sport has registered over 200 bookings even before the launch.
Talking about the variants, the Land Rover Discovery Sport would be launched in four trims: S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. Several exquisite features like 17-inch alloy wheels with full size spare, Cloth seats, 6-speaker audio system, 6 airbags, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors would be offered as standard across the entire variant line-up. The mid-level variant SE, besides the aforementioned standard features, would boast of Fixed panoramic roof, Automatic Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, Rain sensing wipers, Part-leather seats with second row 60:40 split, slide and recline, Cruise control, Front and rear parking sensors, Interior mood lighting, and 10-speaker audio system. In addition, it would also be available in a 7-seater option with smaller spare wheel.
Moving on to the HSE grade, it, apart from having all the features of SE trim, would have Grained leather seats and steering wheel and Dual zone climate control. Last, but by no means the least, the flagship variant HSE Luxury would feature Adaptive MagneRide suspension Contrast roof shade, Adaptive Xenon headlamps, Premium “Windsor” Leather seats and carpets, 17-speaker Premium Meridian Surround sound audio and Rear-seat entertainment package as standard, with all the features of HSE variant. Under the hood, Land Rover Discovery Sport would have a 2.2L SD4 diesel engine. It would develop a power output of 148bhp and peak torque of 400Nm. However, the range-topping HSE Luxury variant would have a power output of 188bhp, while the torque performance would remain the same. The engine would be linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission.