Jaguar Land Rover India added petrol engine option to the Discovery Sport SUV for a starting price of Rs. 56.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) on Monday. Available in HSE variant, the new derivative is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine.
The Si4 Petrol engine in the new variant develops 237bhp and a peak torque of 340Nm mated to nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine propels Discovery Sport to breach 100kmph speed in 8.2 seconds before reaching the top speed of 200kmph.
Visually, the petrol variant does not possess any change over the diesel counterpart that was launched in September last year. The diesel mill is a 2.2-litre unit with two power outputs. The 147bhp version is available with S, SE and HSE version, while the 187bhp state of tune is reserved for top-spec HSE luxury variant. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
"We are excited to introduce the petrol derivative of the Land Rover Discovery Sport. This will help us broaden the appeal of this fabulous premium versatile SUV for customers who are more inclined towards driving a vehicle with a powerful petrol engine at its heart along with Land Rover's legendary off-road capability and reliability," Rohit Suri, President of Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said in a statement.
Introduced with a 5+2 seating option, the Discovery Sport flaunts many off-road and comfort features. These include All Terrain Capability, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Dynamic Stability Control (DCS), adaptive Xenon headlamps, panoramic sunroof and multiple USB charging points.