Jaguar Land Rover India has launched the new generation version of Land Rover Discovery Sport in India. This SUV is brought to the country through a CKD route and is made available in four variants, which are S, SE, HSE and HSE Luxury. Powering these models is the 2.2-litre diesel drivetrain, whose transmission duties are handled by the nine-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The high end HSE Luxury gets a 2.2-litre SD4 mill, which is more powerful as compared the other one. This luxury SUV looks as sleeker as the Evoque, but has a curvaceous design unlike any other JLR model. However, it looks bold enough to get the attention of SUV enthusiasts, thanks to the signature radiator grille and luminous headlight cluster with powerful lamps. The front bumper is large, which is the reason for its dauntless stance on its front facade. Its side profile has a smooth, conventional design, but the rear facet has a distinctive appeal. The taillight cluster lighting has a similar design like its headlamps, which emphasizes its exclusivity. Talking about the interiors, it has a perfectly crafted dashboard, which is done up using leather upholstery. Its cabin is so spacious that it can provide accommodation for seven passengers and luggage as well. All the seats are precisely designed with side bolsters and head restraints to offer maximum comfort to the occupants.
As for the features, it has several convenience aspects among which, cruise control, parking assistance package and two-zone climate control units are the notable ones. This vehicle also gets lengthy list of safety features like seven airbags, automatic door locking, crash unlocking system and perimetric alarm system. One of the most notable factors among all JLR models is the Terrain Response function. This is a feature that enables the vehicle to deal with rugged roads effectively without compromising the passenger comfort. Apart from this, there are several other innovative programs are also given to this SUV including Roll Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control and hill start assistance, which contributes for pleasant driving experience. The manufacturer is also offering a lengthy list of accessories as option for this SUV. Some of those include, rear seat entertainment package, 5+2 seating option and a range of interior cosmetics to personalize the cabin. This vehicle, with such exciting factors, is going to compete with the lies of BMW X5, Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz GL Class in the Indian automobile market.
This brand new utility vehicle is the one that can redefine the concept of Urban SUV, thanks to its low stance and curvy edges. Unlike other vehicle's in the company's portfolio, it looks much more classier. On its front facade, it has the atlas radiator grille with two slats. The headlight cluster on either sides are powered by projector lamps along with signature LED DRLs and turn blinkers. Just above, the bonnet is embedded with 'DISCOVERY' lettering that renders it an attractive look. Below this, the bumper is quite big and is housed with a wider air intake section featuring a perforated mesh. It also gets an aluminum finished lower guard along with LED fog lamps. On the side facet, its A and C pillars are in body color, while the B and D pillars are done up with black. Its wheel arches are fitted with slim fenders that falls into the line of its design language. As an introductory offer, the manufacturer is offering this SUV with 18-inch alloy wheels, but for the top end version, they are available as standard. One should talk about the rear section, as it looks more attractive. Like mentioned above, its taillight cluster has the signature lighting pattern as it is in the headlight cluster. This distinguishes it from the other SUV models in the company's portfolio. The tailgate, rear windscreen and the bumper too looks sleeker rendering it a low stance. It is also affixed with a spoiler along a chrome slat and 'DISCOVERY' lettering that enhances its overall appeal.
This latest model from JLR measures 4600mm in length, 2173mm in total width (including the external mirrors) and stands at 1724mm in height (including antenna). It has a longer wheelbase of 2741mm and a high ground clearance of 212mm.
The insides are made to look as simple, but the company has not compromised on the build quality or its design. It has an eye-soothing dual tone color scheme, which is underlined by chrome and metallic highlights all round. The car maker has also made use of leather upholstery for achieving a regal stance inside. Its dashboard has a layered design with dual tone look. The center fascia is the area where all the controls and functions are situated, which are easy to access and operate. The instrument cluster blends into the design of dashboard with two analogue meters and an LCD display. The steering wheel is precisely sculptured with three spokes and is mounted with illuminated control switches. It is also decorated with brushed metallic accents along with the company's insignia. There are a range of options for the buyers to customize the cabin with their favorite color schemes and venners. Buyers can also opt for seven seating option with bench seat at third row.
This new Discovery Sport model is introduced in four variants. Its base trim hosts a range of interior features like an air conditioning system, heated rear windscreen, global lock/unlock facility, convenience hooks, stowage units and interior lighting package. The next-in-line SE trim has aspects like a cruise control, two-zone climate control unit, load space cover, front and rear parking assistance along with passive entry facility. The mid range HSE version additionally has grained leather seats, 8-way electrically adjustable front seats, center console with sliding armrest, leather wrapped steering wheel and a rear view camera. The high end HSE Luxury has few more innovative factors like 10-way electrically adjustable seats with memory, two-zone climate control with air quality sensors, premium floor carpets and an auto dimming interior mirror.
One of the best things about this sports utility vehicle is its spacious internal section. The interior dimensions are quite generous and this gives a comfortable feel to all its occupants. It can accommodate five people with much ease, while the owners can also opt for 5+2 seating arrangement. Ample head and shoulder room is ensured, while the leg space is also impressive owing to its long wheelbase. A large fuel tank is incorporated in it with a holding capacity of 65 litres. And, its boot compartment is spacious enough to take in huge amount of luggage. However, this space can be further increased by folding its rear seat.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The top end version is capable of reaching a top speed of 188 Kmph and can breach the 100 Kmph mark in just about 8.9 seconds. The remaining versions have the ability to achieve a maximum speed of 180 Kmph. In the meantime, it can break the 100 Kmph barrier is mere 10.3 seconds only.
Engine and Performance
Under the bonnet, all its trims have a 2.2-litre oil burner that comes with a total displacement capacity of 2179cc. Its TD4 editions generate a peak power of 147.5bhp and yields torque output of 400Nm. Meanwhile, the SD4 version is capable of churning out a maximum power of 187.7bhp at 3500rpm and delivers 420Nm torque at 1750rpm. This motor carries four cylinders, 16-valves and is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. It is integrated with a common rail direct injection system. And, it is coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission box that distributes engine power to all its four wheels besides enabling easier gear shifts. This engine can help the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph in between 8.9 to 10.3 seconds depending on the trim.
Its top end HSE Luxury trim is powered by an SD4 2.2-litre oil burner that has high precision common rail fuel injection technology. This mill is capable of returning a maximum mileage of 12.97 Kmpl. The other versions are fitted with a TD4 diesel mill of same size, which can return a mileage of 12.83 Kmpl.
Power of Land Rover Discovery Sport
Its TD4 drive-train is a 4-cylindered system with a total displacement capacity of 2179cc. It churns out 147.45bhp power along with 400Nm of hammering torque. The other mill is a SD4 power plant, which generates 187.6bhp and 420Nm.
Stereo & Accessories
One among its sophisticated features is the advanced infotainment system, which guarantees the best in-car entertainment all through the drive. All its trims come with an 8-inch high resolution color touchscreen display with various controls for added convenience. It comes with CD, MP3 player and supports USB port as well. The S and SE trims are loaded with six and ten high quality speakers respectively, whereas the HSE gets a total of 11 speakers. Meanwhile, the HSE Luxury is additionally bestowed with the advanced Meridian surround sound audio system. It comes along with 17 speakers, which give an excellent listening experience to its passengers. Besides these, the rear seat entertainment as well as navigation system is also offered in the high end trims. Another highlight is the Bluetooth telephone connectivity plus streamed audio, which is a plus point. On the other hand, its owners can also opt for a few accessories in order to improve its style or for increasing utility value. The firm provides the Option Pack (5+2), which is available only with reduced section spare wheel. Individuals can select the Meridian surround sound audio system even in entry and mid range variants. Apart from these, they can also select aspects from this list, which includes alloy wheels, powerfold exterior mirrors with memory function, panoramic sunroof, interior color schemes, and a few others as per their requirement.
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Braking & Handling
Both its front and rear wheels are equipped with a robust set of disc brakes that deliver excellent performance. These are further accompanied by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which boosts this mechanism further. Also, it comes with electric parking brake, dynamic and roll stability control. It is incorporated with an efficient suspension system that ensures the vehicle remains stable at all times irrespective of road conditions. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, whereas the rear one is affixed with an integral coil spring. For the handling purpose, it has an electric power assisted steering system. It gives precise response and enables the driver to maneuver it effortlessly even in peak traffic conditions.
Safety & Security
Numerous protective aspects are loaded in this vehicle that ensures a stress free driving experience to its occupants. A total of seven airbags are offered along with cut-off switch to passenger airbag. There are seat belts available for all passengers with audible warning notification on instrument panel. It has child seat ISOFIX anchor points in the second row, while the perimetric alarm with remote panic alarm system further enhances protection. Both the front and rear seats have head restraints that are adjustable in two ways. Its body structure comes with impact beams and enhances safety in the event of any collision. The advanced anti lock braking system along with electric brake force distribution and emergency brake assist are useful in boosting the braking mechanism. The dynamic stability and electronic traction control ensures maximum stability as well as traction during high speed and on slippery surfaces. The roll stability control minimizes the possibility of roll over during cornering, whereas the hill start assist holds the vehicle and prevents rollback or slippage. The 24x7 road side assistance is offered for all variants as standard, and it has power operated child locks on doors and windows. In addition to all these, the list also includes electric parking brake, reversing lamps, center high mount stop lamp, hill descent control, hazard lights under heavy braking, dual tone horn, trailer stability assist, as well as auto locking and crash unlocking system, which adds to the safety quotient.
As of now the car maker is giving 18 inch wheels for all the trims as an introductory offer. Otherwise, its base and mid range trims are equipped with a standard set of 17 inch, ten spoke alloy wheels, which brings a sporty look to its side profile. Whereas, the flared up wheel arches of its HSE Luxury trim is fitted with a modish set of 18 inch, nine split spoke alloy wheels. All these are rims are adorned with high performance tubeless radial tyres that give excellent grip on all roads. Moreover, a full size spare wheel is also present in all these versions. It is fitted in the boot compartment along with other important tools that help in changing a flat tyre.
1. Spacious internal cabin with good seating arrangement.
2. Outstanding exterior and interior looks.
3. Advanced safety aspects adds to its advantage.
4. Terrain response system is a big plus point.
5. Ground clearance of 212mm is very good for off-roading.
1. No panoramic sun roof in its base variant.
2. Navigation system can be given as a standard aspect.
3. High maintenance cost is a drawback.
4. Diesel engine noise and harshness needs to reduce.
5. Fuel economy is not up to the mark.
Land Rover Discovery Sport price
|TD4 S |
|46.1 Lakh ||49.99 Lakh ||48.57 Lakh ||48.44 Lakh ||48.57 Lakh ||46.92 Lakh ||50.46 Lakh
|TD4 SE |
|51.01 Lakh ||55.31 Lakh ||53.74 Lakh ||53.69 Lakh ||53.74 Lakh ||51.92 Lakh ||55.83 Lakh
|TD4 SE 7S |
|52.5 Lakh ||56.93 Lakh ||55.31 Lakh ||55.23 Lakh ||55.31 Lakh ||53.43 Lakh ||57.46 Lakh
|TD4 HSE |
|53.34 Lakh ||57.84 Lakh ||56.2 Lakh ||56.28 Lakh ||56.2 Lakh ||54.29 Lakh ||58.38 Lakh
|TD4 HSE 7S |
|54.83 Lakh ||59.45 Lakh ||57.77 Lakh ||56.01 Lakh ||57.77 Lakh ||55.8 Lakh ||60.01 Lakh
|SD4 HSE Luxury |
|60.7 Lakh ||65.82 Lakh ||63.95 Lakh ||61.78 Lakh ||63.95 Lakh ||61.78 Lakh ||66.44 Lakh
|SD4 HSE Luxury 7S |
|62.18 Lakh ||67.42 Lakh ||65.51 Lakh ||63.29 Lakh ||65.51 Lakh ||63.29 Lakh ||68.06 Lakh
|Si4 HSE |
|56.5 Lakh ||57.49 Lakh ||57.17 Lakh ||56.94 Lakh ||56.96 Lakh ||57.5 Lakh ||56.91 Lakh