The 2017 Land Rover Discovery now comes with a starting price of ₹ 68.05 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Land Rover India has commenced accepting bookings for the upcoming 2017 Discovery that is all set to go on sale later this year.
The 2017 Discovery is all-new and is being positioned between the Discovery Sport and Range Rover line-up in the British marque's stable. The all-new luxury SUV will be launched on October 28, 2017 in the country. Deliveries will commence later in October or early November.
The latest iteration of the Discovery is based on the brand's latest light full-size SUV architecture. This next-generation Discovery is 480kg lighter than the previous model and sits on an aluminium monocoque chassis. So it's expected to be more comfortable, faster and even more capable than its predecessor.
The standard features in the SUV include the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround system and four 12V charging points amongst others. The central touchscreen can be controlled through a smartphone app which is part of the InControl Touch Pro Services. The main highlight here is the Intelligent Seat Fold technology, which allows passengers to reconfigure the second- and the third-row seats.
Not all variants of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery will feature a seven-seat arrangement. Only the First Edition variants will obtain seven seats as part of the standard kit. The rest will get 5 seats as standard, with 7 seats configuration as an optional extra.
The new 2017 Land Rover Discovery is powered by a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol mill churning out 335bhp and 450Nm of torque. There's also a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine option which produces 254bhp and 600Nm of torque. While the latter will be powering the TdV6 trim, the former will power the Si6 variant.
This Land Rover Discovery is a full-size SUV with a seven-seater layout. It's the fifth-generation model since its introduction back in 1989. It goes up against the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 in the Indian market.