Iconic British manufacturer Land Rover is expected to bring their 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport to India by 2015. The car which will replace the Freelander 2 globally will compete with the likes of the Audi Q5 and the BMW M3 Here. The new Discovery sport employs Land Rover’s latest design trend of a compact and modern, sporty SUV , and is familiarized to us through their Evoque and the new Range Rover Sport. This design trend is evident as the discovery sport seems to be much smaller than the Freelander 2, even though the later is bigger in size.
The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport will use a 2.2 Liter, 4 cylinder Diesel Engine which produces up to 190 Ps of power ( depending on the variant the tuning also changes ) . The premium SUV will also come in a petrol variant carrying a 2.0 liter turbo charged mill producing close to 240 Ps of power.The SUV will be locally manufactured in Jaguar-Land Rover’s Pune plant, and hence the car is expected to have a much lower price tag of 43 Lakh Indian rupee. The top-end variant of the premium SUV will come with a ZF 9 speed automatic transmission , an all wheel drive system and all other premium features that makes Land Rover what it is. A 2-WD variant will also be available by late 2015.
The top-end diesel variant boasts a top speed of 188 kmph and a 0-100 time of 8.9 seconds while the top-end petrol variant boasts of a top speed 199 kmph and a 0-100 time of 8.2 seconds.
|Engine||Driveline||Transmission||Power (kW/PS)||Torque (Nm)||Maximum Torque (rpm)||Capacity (cc)||No. of cylinders|
|2.0 litre eD4 Diesel Manual
(Available from late 2015. All figures are provisional and subject to official confirmation.)
|Two Wheel Drive (2WD)||Six-speed||110/150||380||1,750||1,999||4|
|2.2 litre TD4 Diesel Manual||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Six-speed||110.3/150||400||1,750||2,179||4|
|2.2 litre TD4 Diesel Automatic||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Nine-speed||110.3/150||400||1,750||2,179||4|
|2.2 litre SD4 Diesel Manual||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Six-speed||139.7/190||420||1,750||2,179||4|
|2.2 litre SD4 Diesel Automatic||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Nine-speed||139.7/190||420||1,750||2,179||4|
|2.0 litre Si4 Petrol Automatic||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Nine-speed||176.5/240||340||1,750||1,999||4|
- Wheel Base : 2741mm
- Wading Depth: 600mm
- Length: 4599mm
- Width: 2173 mm
- Height : 1724mm