Updated SUV Land Rover Discovery officially presentedNovember 13, 2020
The British mid-size SUV will receive new engines and infotainment system.
Land Rover Discovery first came out in 2017 and impressed the public with its exquisite driving dynamics and impressive off-road capabilities. To stay relevant when compared to other premium crossovers, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery will receive two new engines – a base turbocharged inline four and a turbocharged inline-six hybrid setup.
In addition, there were minor style changes and some new interior details. In particular, the SUV is equipped with a completely new infotainment system. The so-called Pivi Pro interface debuted on the 2020 Defender and is a huge improvement over Land Rover’s previous InControl Touch Pro system.
The most significant of the 2021 Discovery changes is a new pair of gasoline engines borrowed from Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium family. The new base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that the company says will make 296 horsepower. Although not yet confirmed, the turbo four will produce 400 Newton meters. The two-liter engine will be offered in the Discovery S and Discovery S R-Dynamic trim levels.
Available in the S R-Dynamic and standard on the HSE will be a 3.0-liter mild hybrid inline-six with 355 hp. and a probable but unconfirmed torque of 495 Nm. This powertrain is currently standard on Range Rover Sport where it delivers decent performance and a smooth ride.
In terms of multimedia, the new Land Rover Pivi Pro infotainment system comes with an 11.4-inch touchscreen, which is 48 percent larger than the old Discovery. Pivi Pro includes new technologies such as over-the-air software updates and a built-in battery to help reduce start-up times and improve responsiveness.
Also in the cabin, the new four-spoke steering wheel has multi-function buttons that illuminate when accessing various menus on the infotainment display or digital instrument cluster.
It’s not easy to tell the Discovery 2021 apart from its immediate predecessor. Exterior changes include a new grille, textured from the redesigned Discovery Sport. There are also new LED headlights with redesigned daytime running lights. The rear has been visually increased in width, helping to soften the awkward square look somewhat. The side vents of the front bumper have got new stripes that add a bit.
The interior changes are minor, focusing primarily on the comfort of the rear seats, and there are also HVAC outlets that have been moved to the rear of the center console and charging ports for all rear passengers. Up front, the new gear selector has lost the rotary dial that was once the hallmark of Jaguar Land Rover. The smaller switch also opens up more room in the revamped center console. In the R-Dynamic package, the SUV gets two-tone upholstery, which is matched with unique wheels and tail lamp design.
In the basic configuration of the Discovery 2.0L S, the newest car received a price tag of $ 53,900. The S R-Dynamic costs $ 61,900 for the performance, while the top-end 3.0L HSE costs $ 68,900. Expect to see the 2021 Discovery in dealerships by the end of the year.
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