Land Rover India has launched its new entry-level SUV, Discovery Sport, at a starting price of Rs 46.1 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Discovery Sport will be sold in four trims: S, SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury.

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Narain Karthikeyan, the first Formula One motor racing driver from India, unveiled the new SUV at the launch event in Mumbai.

The first in the new Discovery family will replace Freelander 2 and sit below the current Discovery 4. The highlight of the SUV is the 5+2 seating configuration, which many of the rivals did not offer.

The SUV is powered by the 2.2-litre diesel engine 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 will be mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

The basic S version is equipped with 6-speaker audio system, 6 airbags and electrically adjustable and heated wing mirrors. In addition to the features of S variant, the SE trim features panoramic roof, Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, cruise control, parking sensors, 10-speaker audio system and option for seven seat layout. The HSE trim boasts of leather seats and steering wheel along with dual zone climate control. The top variant, HSE Luxury, has Adaptive MagneRide suspension, adaptive Xenon headlamps, premium quality leather, Meridian surround audio system with 17 speakers and rear-seat entertainment package.

Offering off-road credibility is the Terrain Response system, which is the four-wheel drive system, allowing the SUV to traverse on different surfaces.

Land Rover commenced the booking of the Discovery Sport on 10 August and fetched over 200 pre-launch bookings in just four days. The SUV will be locally manufactured at the Jaguar Land Rover's Pune facility. Discovery Sport will rival against the likes of the Audi Q5, the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC 60.

Variant 5 seater 5+2 seater
S Rs 46.1 lakh -
SE Rs 51.01 lakh Rs 52.20 lakh
HSE Rs 53.34 lakh Rs 54.83 lakh
HSE Luxury Rs 60.70 lakh Rs 62.18 lakh