Land Rover Discovery Sport set to get major updates in 2019

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 17:47 IST 2019 Discovery Sport Landmark EditionHIGHLIGHTSDiscovery Sport starts at an introductory price of Rs 44.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Updated Discovery Sport might use Premium Transverse Architecture.Land Rover had recently launched Discovery Sport Landmark Edition.Land Rover is getting ready to give Discovery Sport major updates this year. The premium SUV, which was introduced as a replacement for Freelander, is facing stiff competition from the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60.According to a report by Autocar India, Land Rover might change the entire D8 platform on which Discovery Sport is based. Notably, Tata Harrier in India also makes use of the same platform. It is expected that the SUV will now use the company’s Premium Transverse Architecture on which Range Rover Evoque is based.It is possible that the company might bring certain changes on the exterior design of Discovery Sport to make it look more bold. The front fascia can be expected to get some tweaks. The upgraded version might sport new headlights and refurbished grille and bumpers.Inside the cabin, Land Rover is expected to provide more luxury with premium upholstery and the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which features in Range Rover Velar.Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The four-cylinder, 2.0-litre petrol motor makes 237 bhp of power and churns out 340 Nm of torque. The four-cylinder, 2.0-litre diesel powertrain produces 177 bhp of power and is good for 430 Nm of power. Both the engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.Below is the variant-wise price (ex-showroom, Delhi) list of Land Rover Discovery Sport.Diesel variants– Pure (5 seats): Rs 44.68 lakh– SE (5+2 seats): Rs 52.47 lakh– HSE (5+2 seats): Rs 55.81 lakh– HSE Luxury (5+2 seats): Rs 61.27 lakh– Landmark Edition (5+2 seats): Rs 53.77 lakhadvertisementPetrol variants– SE (5+2 seats): Rs 50.36 lakh– HSE (5+2 seats): Rs 53.75 lakhLand Rover had recently launched Discovery Sport Landmark Edition and Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition. While the former was introduced in India, the latter was a global launch.ALSO READ | Honda CB300R off to a flying start, booked for over three months in just 25 daysALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ciaz to soon get the new 1.5-litre diesel engine, Ertiga and S-Cross also in lineALSO READ | Mahindra Alturas G4 receives 1,000 bookings since launch in November 2018Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Land Rover updateFollow Discovery Sport updateFollow SUV updateFollow 2019 SUV faceliftFollow Land Rover SUV Land Rover Discovery Sport set to get major updates in 2019It is possible that Land Rover might bring certain changes on the exterior design of Discovery Sport to make it look more bold. The front fascia can be expected to get some tweaks.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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