By APA Bureau:
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the British luxury marquee of Tata Motors, has launched the fifth generation Land Rover Discovery to bridge a wide gap in its portfolio in the mid-segment in India. Its price ranges from Rs 71.38 lakh to Rs 82 lakh.
Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India, said: “Our Land Rover models range from the Rs 42-lakh Discovery Sport to the Rs 1.66-crore Range Rover, leaving a wide gap in between. The new Discovery fills that gap, which should help further build onto our high growth we have had so far this year. The initial response has been very good having already received over 800 ‘interests’ in the car. We are already booked for the first two months.”
JLR has reported 45 per cent growth in the first nine months of the year to over 2,940 units selling through 25 outlets. The new SUV will be imported from its British plant. The new model comes in six variants.
The Land Rover range in India now includes the Discovery Sport (starting at Rs 42 lakh), Range Rover Evoque (starting at Rs 44.44 lakh), the new Discovery (starting at Rs 71.38 lakh), Range Rover Sport (starting at Rs 93.82 lakh) and Range Rover (starting at Rs 166.42 lakh).
In India, the new Discovery offers headroom for seven adults across three rows of seating. It also offers permanent four-wheel drive. The full size premium SUV comes with both 3-litre petrol and diesel powertrain options and offers a host of features such as full-sized spare wheel with an automatic tyre lifting option and intelligent seat fold functionality – both industry firsts. It also boasts of the highest wading depth of 900 mm, which will help the vehicle wade through flooded streets.
The new Discovery distinguishes itself from most of its competition on its design appeal, intelligent versatility, enabling technology and a host of capability-related features. It also offers the world’s first intelligent seat fold system enabling one to configure the seating from inside.