The next generation Land Rover Discovery has been launched in India and the whole range is priced in the region of Rs 68.05 lakhs to Rs 1.02 crores (All India ex-showroom). It’s a completely new car underneath and has been loaded with a whole range of new technologies. The Indian market gets one petrol and one diesel engine across 10 variants.
The price range that it has fallen into is plum in terms of models as there a variety of vehicles spread across the spectrum. You can have everything from a two-door sports car all the way to a full size American performance SUV for the price of the top of the line model. Here is our take on what elese you can buy for the price of the new Land Rover Discovery. Since the variants are priced quite closely, we have combined them in packs to make explanation easier.
Land Rover Discovery Petrol S, SE and HSE (Rs 68.05 lakhs, Rs 71.5 lakh and Rs 74.23 lakh)
This price bracket covers the two entry-level petrol versions of the car as well as mid-spec model. You get most of the bells and whistles that are considered standard in this part of the market. In this price range, you can have the standard BMW X5 range, the 2.0-litre engined Jaguar F-Pace variants, the Volvo XC90 as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Rival vehicles that are of non-SUV body style include the Mercedes-Benz CLS, E-Class Cabriolet, Audi S5 as well as the Ford Mustang.
Land Rover Discovery Petrol HSE Luxury, First Edition, Diesel S and SE (Rs 78.91 lakhs, Rs 84.43 lakhs, Rs 78.37 lakh and Rs 85.30 lakhs)
When we reach this price range, we have reached the top of the petrol price range and here you get the HSE Luxury as well as the First Edition which we suspect will be available only for a limited period. This price bracket also marks the entry of the more popular diesel models and here you can have the S and SE trims with oil burning power.
The Discovery’s traditional competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 Inscription and the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the Summit Trim exist in this part of the market. In addition to that, you can also have the BMW Z4 or the Mercedes-Benz SLC for this kind of money.
Land Rover Discovery Diesel HSE, Diesel HSE Luxury and First Edition Diesel (Rs 89.54 lakhs, Rs 95.47 lakhs and Rs 1.02 crores)
We have now reached the upper echelons of the Discovery’s product range for India. Here you can have the top three versions of the Discovery, of which one is a top-of-the-line First Edition. It gets all the features offered with the Discovery and is the only model that is priced above a crore in the whole line up.
In addition to everything available below this main price range, you can also have the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe as well as the mighty powerful Jeep SRT Cherokee which gets a 6.8-litre V8!