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Land Rover Discovery Sport Now Available With Petrol Engine

  • Jun 21, 2016
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[caption id="attachment_102000" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Land Rover Discovery Sport launched with 2.0-litre petrol engine at Rs 56.5 lakh Land Rover Discovery Sport launched with 2.0-litre petrol engine at Rs 56.5 lakh[/caption]

The tides are changing course. When petrol was priced at stratospheric levels, diesel-powered cars made good sense. Fuel prices have come down significantly in the last couple of years. Moreover, there's an indefinite ban on registration of diesel cars with more than 2.0-litre engines in the capital region, which serves as the biggest market for luxury SUVs. Such ban on big diesels has started spreading to other cities and with time, it's expected to cover all major cities.

To keep the numbers rolling, Land Rover has decided to launch the Discovery Sport SUV with a petrol engine. The SUV will be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 240PS of power and 340Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that allows you to extract performance as well as fuel efficiency out of the engine. Despite its size and weight, the SUV is capable of hitting 100kmph in just 8.2 seconds and go on to reach its electronically controlled top speed of 200kmph. The luxury SUV is priced at Rs 56.5 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

[caption id="attachment_102003" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Land Rover Discovery Sport Petrol Land Rover Discovery Sport Petrol[/caption]

The new Discovery Sport will be available in the HSE trim, which comes with a whole lot of features including panoramic sunroof, grained leather, rear view camera, park assist and Terrain Response among others.

The Discovery Sport powered by the 2.2-litre diesel engine will continue to be sold alongside the new variant giving buyers more choice than before.

Regarding the new Discovery Sport, Rohit Suri, president, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd., said:
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 – a perfect combination of performance, capability and composure.
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