The 2017 Land Rover Discovery gets class leading capability with wading depth of 900 mm, approach angle of 34 degrees, ramp angle of 27.5 degrees and departure angle of 30 degrees.
After an official unveil in August this year, Land Rover has finally commenced the deliveries of the all new Discovery. This one sits above the Discovery Sport and will compete with the likes of the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and Mercedes-Benz GLS. The Land Rover Discovery is positioned as a luxurious 7-seater SUV and gets features like a panoramic sunroof, 4-zone climate control system, Meridian surround sound system, gesture and power tailgate, full LED adaptive headlights and taillights. It also hosts of safety and security features like Lane Keep Assist, 360-degree camera, Activity Key, Hill Descent Control, Roll Stability Control etc.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be offered in 5 trim levels namely S, SE, HSE, HSE Luxury and First Edition. The car has been launched with a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol motor and a 3.0-litre V6 diesel motor. The petrol engine makes a healthy 335 PS and 450 Nm, while the diesel engine churns out 258 PS and 600 Nm. Both engine come with a 9-speed automatic gearbox mated to the Terrain Response 2 4-wheel drive system (standard on First Edition variant, Optional on rest of the line up).
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 900 mm 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.”