The Land Rover Discovery Sport, which is the latest offering from Land Rover will hit Indian roads by mid this year. The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport that will be locally assembled at the Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing facility in Pune will replace the Freelander 2. The entry level 7-seater SUV from Land Rover is expected to be priced at around Rs. 40 lakhs.
Built on the same platform that was used by the Range Rover Evoque and the Freelander. As per Land Rover’s claims, the platform had undergone remarkable changes before it was incorporated in the Sport. It is expected that the India bound Discovery Sport will get only the 2.2-litre oil burner and the engine will be mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The New Discovery Sport features sleek aerodynamic silhouette and flexible interiors. The car comes with a range of finishes and special details that offers individual space. A range of optional features also allows buyers to personalize their car. The Discovery Sport will be available with a wide variety of colour options.
The Euro NCAP has awarded five star safety rating to the Land Rover Discovery Sport. Its safety features include the new pedestrian airbag (the first in small SUV segment), which deploys from the upper rear surface of the bonnet. This safety feature is deployed within 60 milliseconds.
Some of the other safety systems include Roll Stability Control, Dynamic Stability Control, and Electronic Traction Control, Reverse Traffic Detection (optional), Anti-lock Braking Systems, Lane Departure Warning, Emergency Brake Lights and Seatbelt Reminders. Other optional features include Active Speed Limiting and Blind Spot Monitoring with Closing Vehicle Sensing.
The infotainment section include a 5-inch TFT screen that is fitted between the two analogue instrument clusters. Besides on-board Wi-Fi, apps like sat-nav and internet radio is also available.
As per Land Rover’s claims, the New Discovery Sport’s technologies have been tested on all terrains for more than 18 months in over 20 countries.