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Jaguar Land Rover has launched their 2019 Discovery Sport in India. The MY2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport is priced at Rs 44.68 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The 2019 model comes with a number of updates, most important being the re-tuned engine which now produces more power output.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in three trims - Pure, SE and HSE. All three variants come powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. The Ingenium diesel now comes re-tuned to produce an improved power output of 177bhp, compared to the 147bhp in the earlier model.
We got a chance to drive the MY2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport with the Ingenium diesel engine — read our review here.
The re-tuned engine will be available on the SE and HSE trims while the base ‘Pure' variant continues to have 147bhp.
The petrol version of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, will continue with the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol producing 237bhp. The petrol power unit is available only on the SE and HSE trims. All petrol and diesel units will further be mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. We have driven the petrol-powered Discovery Sport as well — read our review here.
Apart from the increased output from the diesel powertrain, the Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE trim now comes with an exclusive Dynamic Design Pack, along with an upgraded Touch Pro Infotainment System.
The new Dynamic Design Package offers a host of significant exterior upgrades. This includes a body styling kit, chrome tailpipe finishers and a special Black Pack. As part of the Black Pack, the Discovery Sport HSE features a unique black grille, rear licence plate plinth in black and a red coloured ‘Sport' badging.
Rohit Suri, President & MD, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd., stated, "With the Model Year 2019 Discovery Sport, we now offer our customers an extensive range of derivatives and enhanced powertrain options that provide efficiency and an improved driving experience. It adds on the unique combination of versatility and distinctive design that has made the Discovery Sport one of the leading models in the Land Rover portfolio."
Thoughts On The MY2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with a number of updates, most important being the upgrade in power. The 2019 Discovery Sport rival the Germans such as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC in India.