2021 Land Rover Discovery Revealed With MHEV Powertrains & More Tech
There have been design revisions both on the outside and inside as well.
Land Rover has revealed its 2021 model year Discovery with enhanced connectivity, efficient powertrains and added comfort.
Available in Discovery, S, SE and HSE trim levels, in sporty R-Dynamic guise, the luxury SUV is underpinned by Land Rover’s new Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0).
In terms of design, the SUV gets new LED headlights with DRLs and LED tail lights (connected by a gloss black panel) and revised front and rear bumpers. The Discovery DNA design cues such as the clamshell bonnet, the stepped roof and the highly visible C-pillar remain.
R-Dynamic models come with a series of unique design elements including Gloss Black and Shadow Atlas exterior accents and two-tone leather and contrast seat stitching on the inside.
Speaking of interiors, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery now gets a new 4-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, 12.3-inch driver’s display, 11.4-inch touchscreen, latest Pivi Pro infotainment, a redesigned centre console and a new gear selector.
There are loads of connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while customers also get wireless charging and signal boosting tech, among various other features, as standard, while there are optional extras available too.
Engine options include straight-6 Ingenium petrol and (Euro 6d-compliant) diesel engines (and a 4-cylinder petrol unit) with 48 V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology.
Petrol motors come in P300 (2.0-litre MHEV putting out 300 PS and 400 Nm) and P360 (3.0-litre MHEV making 360 PS and 500 Nm) forms, while the 3.0-litre MHEV diesels come in D250 (249 PS and 570 Nm) and D300 (300 PS and 650 Nm) guise.
The car also comes with configurable dynamics, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, air suspension featuring automatic speed lowering, Adaptive Dynamics damper technology (D300, P300 and P360 models) and Terrain Response 2 system (with new “Wave” mode) for off-roading.
Other features offered include the next-generation Activity Key, tablet holders for second row passengers and Intelligent Seat Fold technology, hands-free gesture tailgate and finally the ClearSight Ground View technology. We can expect the luxury SUV to be launched in India sometime next year.