New Land Rover Discovery arrives in India; Price starts at INR 88.06 Lakhs


A seven-seater layout reminds everyone of a typical family SUV. But what if the brand tells you that the new Land Rover Discovery is even really capable off-road? Well, the kind of versatility it offers obviously makes it a perfect ride for Indian terrains and interestingly, that’s another reason Land Rover introduced the updated Discovery in India so early.

The price of the new range starts at Rs.88.06 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). However, to be precise, it will continue to offer three variants including – S, SE and HSE with separate prices for each variant coming soon. Want to know more about the new Land Rover Discovery? Here are the details just for you.

STRONG POINTS:

  • The Land Rover Discovery facelift has finally arrived in India.
  • It comes with a price starting at Rs.88.06 Lakh.
  • Be available in three variations including – S, SE and HSE.

New Land Rover Discovery

Exterior design

Image Source: Land Rover Media

Although this is only a facelift of the fifth-generation Discovery, there are still major revisions to the exterior. For starters, the new Discovery gets a revised front bumper with a wide air intake, a new pair of LED headlights with DRL, a reworked grille, dynamic turn signals and new side air vents, among others. Based on the new electronic vehicle architecture 2.0 (EVA 2.0), it will run on alloy wheels ranging from 19 to 22 inches depending on the choices made by customers.

At the rear, a new pair of LED headlights, a bumper, and the Discovery’s lopsided tailgate are there to retain the iconic design language.

Interior

It comes with a suitable 7-seater layout while still providing a large amount of space even for grown-ups. This is sufficient to justify the practicality. The updated Discovery dashboard features a multifunctional four-spoke steering wheel, 12.3-inch fully digital instrument panel, JLR’s latest 11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system and reworked climate controls . Keeping the current situation in mind, Land Rover is here with a PM2.5 air ionizer for the Discovery 2021.

Image Source: Land Rover Media

Engine and powertrain

There is three. For starters, the P300 variant has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine good for 300 hp and 400 Nm of maximum torque. The P360 variant, on the other hand, will get a 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine that will produce 360 ​​hp and 500 Nm of torque.

Land Rover even introduced a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine for the D300 variant. The overall power of this unit is rated at 300HP with a maximum torque of 650Nm. All three are available with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a (fairly obvious) intelligent all-wheel drive system as standard. Interestingly, six-cylinder engines are available with 48V mild hybrid technology introduced to improve fuel efficiency.

Alternatives

A variety of options are there at this range. To name a few, the new Land Rover Discovery will take on some established German and Swedish rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. Want to know more about the GLE? Check out how it compares to 2021 Discovery below.

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Image source: Media Daimler

A family SUV but without such off-road capability, the Mercedes-Benz GLE sometimes looks like a typical luxury SUV. The most powerful variant of the GLE receives a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and in this way it remains similar to the recently launched Land Rover Discovery. As for the specs, it comes equipped with a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, four-zone climate control and park assist to name a few.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Vs Mercedes-Benz GLE: at a glance

Land Rover Discovery 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Engine 4-cylinder 2.0-liter petrol (P300)

3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol (P360)

3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel (D300)

2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel (300d)

3.0-liter six-cylinder gasoline (450)

3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel (400d)

Power 300HP (P300)

360HP (P360)

300HP (D300)

241HP (300d)

362 HP (450)

325HP (400d)

Couple 400Nm (P300)

500Nm (P360)

650Nm (D300)

500Nm (300d)

500Nm (450)

700Nm (400d)

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Starts at Rs.88.06 Lakhs Rs.77.24 Lakhs to Rs.1.25 Crores

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