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While the whole world is divided on the off-centre positioning of the number plate, you can go ahead and book the new, fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery in India. The car will be launched later this year (in November), but pre-launch bookings have begun already. Prices start at Rs 68.05 lakh.

Powertrain choices for now include a 3-litre, 255-bhp diesel and a 3-litre, 335-bhp petrol. Referred to, by LR, as the best family SUV, the Discovery will get all-wheel drive, intelligent configurable seating options (it gets a seven-seat, three-row configuration as standard), Meridian audio system and the InControl Touch Pro infotainment unit, optional Activity Key, gesture-control for the tailgate, etc.

The model list comprises S, SE, HSE, HSE Luxury trims, in addition to the fully loaded First Edition units. The latter will cost Rs 84.43 lakh for the petrol-powered version and Rs 1.03 crore for the diesel. The base diesel is priced at Rs 78.37 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.

Talking about the pre-booking announcement and the introduction of a new model, JLR India’s MD, Rohit Suri said, “More & more of our discerning customers today are seeking new experiences, adventures and avenues for an outdoor lifestyle with family and friends. The All-New Land Rover Discovery is the only vehicle they will ever need to fulfil all their desires & aspirations.”