Land Rover has imported two units of the new generation Land Rover Discovery Sport in India via the CKD route and the vehicle will be replacing the Freelander 2 later this year.
After unveiling it at the Paris Motor Show in October last year, Land Rover is gearing up to launch the new generation 2015 Discovery Sport in the country later this year and has imported two Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits of the luxury SUV for R&D purposes. Replacing the Freelander 2 in its global lineup, the Discovery Sport will be the most affordable Land Rover to be sold in India to come from the British automaker.
The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport packs in a host of upgrades including a completely new design language and has also lost weight courtesy of the extensive use of aluminium in its construction. The SUV has also grown in dimensions over the outgoing version but gets a more compact look, while the wheelbase has been extended to improve cabin space. Land Rover also claims that the Discovery Sport will restart despite the cabin being soaked in water for 30 minutes.
In terms of features, the 2015 Discovery Sport will come equipped with an 8-inch infotainment system with integrated voice-controlled satellite navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity and an all-terrain mode as standard. The SUV continues to retain the 5+2 seating layout and also gets the rear seat reclining feature to enhance legroom.
Land Rover has imported the Discovery Sport with 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol engines in the country for homologation. The oil burner will be offered in two states of tune namely 150 PS and 190 PS. The engine will come paired to the new 9-speed ZF automatic transmission with power being sent to all wheels via the Haldex All-Wheel Drive system. Land Rover is expected to keep the prices very aggressive on the Discovery Sport, starting it around Rs. 40 lakhs (ex-showroom) and will be assembling the SUV at the automaker’s Pune based facility.
Source – Zauba.com