2021 Land Rover Discovery Bows With New Engines, Updated Looks Inside And Out
Land Rover has taken the wraps off the facelifted Discovery which boasts revised styling, an updated interior and new engine options.
Starting outside, the 2021 Discovery has a modestly revised exterior which can be hard to notice at first glance. However, a closer inspection reveals a new grille which is flanked by updated headlights.
The subtle changes continue out back as there are new taillights and a modified bumper. There’s also black trim on the liftgate and this makes the asymmetrical design a little less jarring.
Bigger changes occur in the cabin as there’s a new infotainment system which is similar to the one found in the Defender. It features a larger 11.4-inch display and the ability to receive over-the-air updates.
Elsewhere, buyers will find a new steering wheel and revised switchgear. The center console has also been revamped as it now features a stubby shifter and minimalist controls. It also eschews gloss black trim and looks a bit plain as a result.
Second-row passengers haven’t been forgotten as Land Rover has installed plusher seats which promise to be more comfortable. Back seaters will also find new air vents and updated climate controls.
In the United States, there will be a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 296 hp (221 kW / 300 PS). That’s 44 hp (33 kW / 45 PS) less than the current 3.0-liter V6, but customers can opt for a new 3.0-liter inline-six with mild-hybrid technology that develops 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS).
Diesel fans are out of luck as Motor1 reports the the 3.0-liter TD6 has gone the way of the dodo – at least in America.
The 2021 Discovery is set to arrive at U.S. dealerships late this year and pricing will reportedly start $53,900. This would make it slightly more expensive than its predecessor which began at $52,300.