The Discovery Sport petrol gets power from 2.0 litre turbocharged engine and available in only HSE trim
British luxury SUV maker Land Rover launched the Discovery Sport in India last September in 2015, but by being powered by only 2.2 litre diesel engine the car has faced the ban imposed on 2000 cc and above diesel engines in Delhi, NCR and Kerala. Now in an attempt to save the business in those regions Land Rover has introduced a petrol version of the model which has been launched at a price tag of Rs. 56.60 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi)
The Land Rover Discovery Sport petrol will be available in only HSE trim, which is a lower level compare to the HSE Luxury trim, with the latter available in diesel. The Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in three different engine options and the car is a direct successor of the Land Rover Freelander 2.
The petrol engine available in the Land Rover Discovery Sport is a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine which is mated to a 9 speed automatic gearbox and churns out 237.27 hp of peak power and 340 Nm of peak torque. Design wise the car gets wrap around sharp headlamp clusters with LED daytime running lights integrated and aggressive front grille.
Discovery lettering at the tip of the hood, muscular front bumper with skid plate and large air intake, while both sides sport dual air dams and sleek horizontally positioned fog lamps. The car also features multi spoke bold looking alloy wheels, side body cladding in black plastic, dual tone exterior. So far, visually the exterior looks similar to the diesel powered Discovery Sport, while the interior offers plush luxury with comfortable journey and driving experience to the occupants.
Up front inside the cabin the Discovery Sport features multifunction steering wheel, sleek instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system, driver / passenger armrest, reverse parking camera and park assist with guide lines.