2018 new Land Rover Discovery Sport introduced in India

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Land Rover has presented the 2018 model of its Discovery Sport in India, which starts at Rs.42.48 lakh (ex-showroom). The new type gets a suite of advanced technology features, including Wi-Fi Hotspot and Pro Services in addition to the existing InControl Apps feature. The Wi-Fi Hotspot uses a customer sourced SIM to provide in-car access to a 4G hotspot for up to eight devices. This allows passengers to simultaneously stay connected, work or be entertained throughout the journey.

A range of extra services — like the Route Planner app, commute mode and sharing projected time of arrival (ETA) – Which further improve the vehicle’s infotainment capabilities has been included under ‘InControl – Pro Services.’ The Route Planner app allows one to navigate to the end destination and sync routes with the vehicle’s navigation system while the Commute Mode learns a regular route and shows changes if there are delays on the existing regular route. The sharing ETA feature allows sharing of updates with certain contacts on the ETA via SMS.

With the new update, Land Rover has also rejigged the Discovery Sport line-up. Land Rover has quiet the model’s petrol engine for the time being, suggesting the new Ingenium petrol engine may launch sooner, rather than later. Land Rover dealership personnel suggest that the petrol model is expected to arrive by the end of January 2018. Mentioning on the launch, Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said, “The Discovery Sport has been enriched for Model Year 2018 to provide a more connected experience to our tech-savvy customers in India. This highlights our commitment to offer the very latest in in-car infotainment and connected technologies.”

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is powered by the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel powertrain with a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. The motor makes 150PS of power and 382Nm of torque while it has been re-tuned to deliver 180PS and 430Nm in the top HSE Luxury variant. The output is delivered smartly to all the four wheels via its 4×4 system which is also a standard feature of the new Discovery Sport.