Land Rover Discovery Sport is all set to be launched in August this year. The car has a complete different and a new design language which uses some elements of the previous designs like the muscular looks and will also incorporate a modern look. It is based on the Range Rover Evoque and the Freelander 2 design yet the Discovery Sport will have 50% newly designed parts.
Discovery Sport is much lighter thanks to the use of aluminium. The company calls it a 5+2seater instead of a sevenseater as the last row seating is ideal for kids given the lack of space for an adult to fit in. You can choose the mill to drive this beauty from the three different variants; 4 cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that can produce a maximum power of 250 BHP and a 6-speed manual transmission, 2.2-liter 4 cylinder diesel engine with two tunings, one which can produce 147 BHP and the other churning out maximum power of 187 BHP mated to a 9-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Land Rover will be providing many features to the Discovery Sports; electric adjustable leather seats, dual zone climate control, airbags for every passenger plus a pedestrian airbag, new touch screen infotainment system, xenon headlamps, autonomous braking system and panoramic sunroof.
Initially the Discovery Sport will arrive through the CBU route but the company has plans to assemble the car at their Pune plant later. On that basis the car would be priced somewhere around Rs. 45 lakh but reduction in the price can be expected once the Discovery Sport is assembled in India. The new Discovery Sport will rival the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and BMW X3.