2021 Land Rover Discovery Spied With Larger Touchscreen Display
Spy photographers have snapped the facelifted Land Rover Discovery on multiple occasions, but now we’re getting a glimpse inside the cabin.
While still in the early stages of development, this prototype has been equipped with a new steering wheel that appears similar to the one used in the Defender. However, there are some minor changes including ‘closed’ spokes and a “Discovery” badge on the horn.
The center stack has also been revamped and features a significantly larger touchscreen infotainment system. The width doesn’t appear to change much, but the display is much taller than before.
Beneath the touchscreen is an updated climate control panel with new switchgear. While we can only get a glimpse of it, we can see updated climate control knobs with a digital display and rubberized or knurled grips.
Additional changes are limited, but the center console is camouflaged and this suggests it could see some changes as well. The model is also expected to adopt a digital instrument cluster, but unfortunately it’s blocked from view. That being said, the dashboard and door panels will largely carryover.
The exterior appears to carryover as well but, since this is an early prototype, we can expect changes as development progresses. While nothing is official, we’re expecting the usual mid-cycle updates including new bumpers, revised lighting units and restyled wheels.
The engine lineup could also see come changes as speculation has suggested there could be mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. The mild-hybrid powertrain will presumably be shared with the Range Rover Sport which has a supercharged and turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine as well as an enhanced start/stop system. In the US-spec model, the powertrain has outputs of 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) and 365 lb-ft (495 Nm) of torque as well as 395 hp (295 kW / 400 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque.
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