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2021 Land Rover Discovery pricing and specs detailed: New tech, more kit to lead the charge for seven-seat Disco

Land Rover has just updated its Discovery SUV, with the seven-seat Disco welcoming new tech and extra stuff for the 2021 model year in Australia.

More a mid-life refresh than a major update, the 2021 Disco carries a new look outside, new tech inside, and more standard inclusions in Australia.

The changes begin outside, where the Disco welcomes a new lower bumper, new wider graphic, and new fog lamps that have been positioned lower than in the outgoing model, with the vehicle's designers aiming to make the Disco look lower and more aggressive when viewed straight on.

But if aggression is the order of the day, then you'll be opting for the new R-Dynamic models, which add gloss black accents on the doors, wheel arches, roof and grille, to deliver what Land Rover says is a "much more sporting and assertive vehicle with a ton of road presence".

"New Discovery is a beautifully proportioned and sophisticated premium SUV," says Gerry McGovern, JLR's Chief Creative Officer. “This compelling and versatile vehicle has been refined in every detail, enhancing its characterful exterior and hugely versatile interior to ensure the Discovery maintains its position as the most capable and family-friendly full-size SUV in the world.”

Inside, the Disco remains one of the more practical options in the segment, with up to seven seats, and a vast array of cubbies and storage spots throughout.

The boot, for example, starts at 258 litres with all seven seats in place, but swells to 1231 litres with the third row folded - enough, Land Rover says, to transport white goods, like a washing machine. Fold the second and third rows and you've got a genuine moving van, with 2486 litres of space, and two metres of the storage.

Inside, you'll find a new gear selector and Land Rover's Pivi Pro Infotainment System, powered via an 11.4-inch curved touchscreen that's 40 per cent bigger and 300 per cent brighter than the screen in the model it replaces.

A second, 12.3-inch driver's screen displays the key trip information, including navigation instructions, and Land Rover promises both are easier to use than ever before, with some 90 per cent of key functions accessible within just two taps of the screen.

And in a seeming nod to our pandemic-ravaged world, Land Rover is also promoting the vehicle's PM2.5 cabin filtration system, that allows you to purify the cabin air before you climb in.

More practicality? There's a total 41.8 litres of internal storage space spread across 14 location, including a refrigerated central cubby, as well as two 12-volt sockets, nine USB chargers, and click-and-go tablet mounters in seat backs, and Bluetooth connections for two phones simultaneously.

Land Rover in Australia will launch with an extensive line-up, starting with the S D300 for $99,900, before stepping up to the SE D300 ($106,100) and the HSE D300 ($113,700).

All are then available in R-Dynamic guise, for $105,200, $111,400 and $118,600 respectively. All are powered by Land Rover's 3.0-litre six-cylinder MHEV diesel good for 221kW and 650Nm.

The range then climbs to the R-Dynamic S P360 ($105,200), R-Dynamic SE P360 ($111,400) and R-Dynamic HSE P360 ($118,600), which are equipped with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder MHEV petrol good for 265kW and 500Nm of torque.

According to Land Rover in Australia, the D300 is equipped with $30k worth of extra equipment when compared to the model it replaces, which includes 20-inch alloy wheels, twin panoramic roofs, LED headlights and signature DRLs.

Inside, there are leather front seats, the 11.4-inch multimedia screen, twin-zone climate, the virtual instrument cluster and ambient interior lighting.

There's also the capability stuff, like active damping, wade sensing, and air suspension that will raise or lower ride height by 115mm, as well as a host of safety kit.

Aussie customers can order the new Disco now.