Land Rover announced the launch of the 5th generation Discovery in India with prices starting from ₹71.38 Lakh (ex-showroom).Available in two powertrain options, the 3.0 l Diesel 190 kW & 3.0 l Petrol 250 kW, the All-New Discovery is Land Rover’s most versatile SUV yet, with class leading practicality and capability.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said:
“The All-New seven seat Discovery distinguishes itself from most of its competition on its design appeal, intelligent versatility, enabling technology and a host of capability related features. For example, apart from a class leading 900mm wading depth capability to handle unexpected flood like situations or river crossings, the All-New Discovery is the only vehicle in its class to provide a full-size spare wheel, very important when it comes to those long distance holiday trips that most people like to take these days. In fact it is a perfect vehicle for people who love to explore and experience new places and terrains and enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with friends and family.”
EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN APPEAL
The striking design of the All-New Discovery sets a new standard. It’s beautifully proportioned with a strong dynamic stance, while wrap-around LED lights and a fast windscreen angle help create a distinctively contemporary design and powerful character. The spacious interior is highly modern in design, delivering space for up to seven adults. Strong vertical and horizontal design lines combined with high quality materials and clever attention to detail lend the Discovery a sense of purpose. The interior feels light and airy, further enhanced by the fixed or front opening panoramic sunroof.
At the heart of the All-New Discovery is everyday ingenuity, a trait that can be found on every generation of the Discovery since the past 28 years of its existence – providing a specific functional reason for every design element and feature in the vehicle. The stepped roofline, a trademark design feature for the previous four generations, can also be found on the All-New Discovery as well. With the stepped roofline, the Discovery offers headroom for adults across all the three rows of seating. The stadium seating accommodation, with each row positioned higher than the one in front ensures that every seat is the best seat in the house.
The All-New Discovery’s intelligent versatility optimizes interior space. The world’s first Intelligent Seat Fold system enables configuring the seating arrangement from inside the vehicle, providing copious luggage space when required. Gesture Control allows openingof the main tailgate with the wave of the foot on either side of the vehicle. The dual-purpose powered Inner Tailgate retains loose items when raised and offers comfortable event seating that bears up to 300 kg when lowered. Inside, best-in-class storage solutions offer more capacity than ever before. Innovations include extra deep consoles that can store up to five mini-tablets and two-litre bottles in the arm rest storage with the chiller. There are also up to nine USB ports available, so all passengers can keep their devices charged.
Another first for Land Rover is the Activity Key. It’s a durable, waterproof wristband that locks and unlocks the vehicle allowing outdoor activities without carrying keys. Auto Access height uses the vehicle’s air suspension to help elegant entrance and exit, seamlessly lowering it ready for one to get in or out.
The All-New Discovery has a range of advanced features to make everyday driving easier. Park Assist makes parking easier than ever. While you control the speed, the vehicle steers itself through parallel and perpendicular parking manoeuvres and can also guide the vehicle out of the space.
The DrivePro Pack consists of Lane Keep Assist that can detect lane drift and gently steer the vehicle back into the lane while Driver Condition Monitor detects when the driver shows signs of drowsiness, giving an early warning when one needs to take a break. Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist monitors the traffic ahead adjusting speed automatically to maintain a suitable distance from the vehicle in front, resuming the pre-set speed when the road is clear, while Queue Assist keeps a suitable distance when queuing in traffic, bringing the vehicle to a halt when necessary.
The surround camera system provides as 360° exterior view via the touchscreen providing greater confidence when manoeuvring the vehicle in confined situations.
For the first time on the Discovery, Terrain Response 2 is available as an option (standard on the First Edition)that automatically selects driving modes to achieve the best possible chassis and powertrain setup for the conditions. Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control and Gradient Release Control are also on offer with the All-New Discovery to enhance driver control in trying conditions.
The All-New Discovery is the most capable Discovery ever. Permanent four-wheel drive comes with a choice of two intelligent systems; a single speed transfer box for optimal on-road conditions or a two-speed box for challenging conditions.
The vehicle’s off-road geometry is class leading. A best-in-class approach angle (34°), ramp angle (27.5°) and departure angle (30°) enablenegotiation of the toughest of obstacles. All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) which is a state-of-the-art systemenhances control over challenging surfaces whilelaunch Control enables smooth pull-away on surfaces like wet grass, ice and sand and maintains a constant speed between 1.8 km/h and 30 km/h.