Auto / Jaguar Land Rover India hands over specially prepared Discovery Sport to NGO for relief operations

India Today : Jun 29, 2019, 01:12 PM

Jaguar Land Rover India has provided a specially prepared Land Rover Discovery Sport to Rapid Response, an NGO involved in furnishing disaster response and preparedness services during crisis and non-crisis situations.

The specially prepared Land Rover Discovery Sport will be utilised during emergency conditions for carrying out rescue operations, providing medical assistance and distribution of food and relief kits. The occasion marks the completion of Jaguar Land Rover's 10 years in India as well.

Priced at Rs 44.68 lakh (ex-showroom, India), Land Rover Discovery Sport is one of the company's most famous SUVs in the country. Discovery Sport is available with an Ingenium 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that is tuned to make 150 hp and 382 Nm of torque. The more powerful variant of this motor makes 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque. There is also an Ingenium 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol powertrain that delivers 241 hp and 340 Nm of torque. The engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Land Rover Discovery Sport's features such as terrain response, approach angle, departure angle and a maximum wading depth of 600 mm will definitely come in handy during relief operations. The model offered to Rapid Response has been equipped with additional features like luggage carrier, luggage partition and tow rope, among others.

"Land Rover vehicles, such as Discovery Sport are renowned for their capability in tackling difficult terrains and situations caused by floods and other such catastrophic events. On the occasion of completion of 10 years of Jaguar Land Rover in India, we are proud to offer a Land Rover to aid the team at Rapid Response in their efforts to help victims of such natural calamities in India," Jaguar Land Rover India President & Managing Director Rohit Suri said in a statement.

"India is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. At Rapid Response, we aim at providing immediate, effective and sustainable support for the victims of natural disasters. Equipped with capability and technology of Land Rover, we are confident in providing more timely and effective assistance in disaster-stricken situations," Rapid Response CEO Mohamad Farukh said.