Land Rover Loans Special Discovery Sport For Disaster Relief

A moderately modified vehicle has been lent to the Rapid Response NGO as part of the company’s 10th year in India anniversary


  • Rapid Response’s Discovery Sport is equipped with additional features like a luggage carrier, luggage partition, tow rope and more to help with relief operations.
  • The Discovery Sport comes with two engine options: a 2.0-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol.
  • The SUV has a water-wading ability of 600mm to help it sail through waterlogged areas.

Jaguar Land Rover has joined hands with ‘Rapid Response’ NGO to provide timely relief in times of natural calamities with the help of a modified Discovery Sport. On the 10th anniversary of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations in India, this move aims to give back to a society which has helped the company grow into one of the most popular luxury car manufacturers.

Rapid Response is an NGO which specialises in disaster rescue and relief. It will utilise the Discovery Sport to improve its operations this monsoon season. The modified SUV will be used for rescue and medical assistance, food and relief kits in case of an emergency. The modifications are limited to off-the-shelf accessories including a luggage carrier, luggage partition, tow rope among others - considering the SUV is capable enough to tackle different terrains on its own along with 600mm of water wading ability.

The standard Land Rover Discovery Sport is powered by either a 2.0-litre petrol or a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 240PS of power and 320Nm of torque while the diesel is available in two states of tune -- 149PS and 382Nm or a more powerful 180PS and 430Nm.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is currently priced from Rs 44.68 lakh to Rs 61.95 lakh (ex-showroom).

Here’s what Jaguar Land Rover and Rapid Response had to say about the collaboration:

Press Release:

Jaguar Land Rover has loaned a specially prepared Land Rover Discovery Sport to Rapid Response for disaster-related relief work across India

This occasion also marks the completion of 10 years of Jaguar Land Rover in India

28th June 2019, Mumbai: With an aim to provide timely assistance during disasters and positively impact the society, Jaguar Land Rover India has joined forces with Rapid Response, an NGO that specialises in disaster management and relief. Jaguar Land Rover India has loaned a specially prepared Land Rover Discovery Sport to Rapid Response this monsoon, to be utilised as an emergency responder, providing rescue and medical assistance, to distributing food and relief kits to vulnerable communities in natural crisis across India
Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said:
“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.”

Mohamad Farukh, CEO, Rapid Response, commented, “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”.

The Discovery Sport’s characteristics such as Terrain Response, approach angle, departure angle and maximum wading depth of 600 mm will allow the team to wade through the most extreme paths. The Discovery Sport is an exceptionally versatile and inherently capable vehicle and the vehicle handed over to Rapid Response has been provided with additional features such as a luggage carrier, luggage partition, tow rope and more, to ensure immediate assistance in affected areas.

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