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2017 Land Rover Discovery starts at Rs 68.05 lakh

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JLR India has announced the prices of the third generation Land Rover Discovery, which starts at Rs 68.05 lakh, ex-showroom. The new Discovery comes both in petrol and diesel options, and in total of 10 variants –

Variant Ex-Showroom price
3.0 Petrol S Rs 68.05 lakh
3.0 Petrol SE Rs 71.15 lakh
3.0 Petrol HSE Rs 74.23 lakh
3.0 Petrol HSE Luxury Rs 78.91 lakh
3.0 Petrol First Edition Rs 84.43 lakh
3.0 Diesel S Rs 78.37 lakh
3.0 Diesel SE Rs 85.30 lakh
3.0 Diesel HSE Rs 89.54 lakh
3.0 Diesel HSE Luxury Rs 95.47 lakh
3.0 Diesel First Edition Rs 102.86 lakh

The new Discovery was globally unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in September, and gets its design from the Discovery Vision Concept, which was showcased at the New York Auto Show in 2014. The production version looks nearly identical to the concept with its clean lines.

The lightweight and durable aluminium monocoque architecture is claimed to contribute to a 480 kg weight saving compared to steel ladder construction.

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The new Discovery boasts of 900 mm wading depth (an increase of 200 mm), 3500 kg towing capacity, and up to 2,500 litres of load capacity. Ground clearance is rated at 283 mm (up 43 mm). The vehicle’s Auto Access Height technology reduces the ride-height by up to 40mm as passengers prepare to enter or exit the vehicle. Other features include multi-mode Terrain Response 2, All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), semi-autonomous Tow Assist, 10-inch touchscreen, 14-speaker Meridian surround sound system, and Activity Key wristband.

Except the base S variant, all models come with Electronic air suspension as standard.

The ‘First Edition’ variant is globally limited to 2400 units, and features unique etched map detailing on the aluminium trim for the doors and facia, unique badges, bold colour choices and a comprehensive list of standard equipment.

As for the powertrains, the 3.0-litre diesel makes 190 kW (255 hp) @ 3750 rpm and 600 Nm of torque @ 2000 rpm, while the 3.0-litre petrol makes 250 kW (335 hp) @ 6500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque @ 3500 – 5000 rpm. Transmission is an 8-speed ZF auto with 4WD configuration.

Dimensions
The new Discovery measures 4988 mm in length, 2220 mm in width, and 1888 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 2922 mm.
Approach Angle (Off-road/Standard) – 29o/34o
Departure Angle (Off-road/Standard) – 27o/30o

JLR outlets are accepting bookings for the new Discovery, and can also be booked online via the company’s findmeasuv.in

Checkout the Land Rover ‘Project Hero’ based on the new Discovery.

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