Land Rover has always stood out in the premium SUV category , this year has been extra special for the British marquee as they also launched the Defender earlier this year . One of the most loved and best selling car model in the Land Rover portfolio is the Discovery ever since it came out 1989 . Land Rover has now unveiled the Facelifted model to the Discovery for the year 2021. The SUV comes with an All New Design and tech to reaffirm its family size SUV character while being true to the Land Rover DNA.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Creative Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “New Discovery is a beautifully proportioned and sophisticated premium SUV. 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.”
While the New Discovery truly carries a all new design , its not too far from the outgoing model, the clamshell bonnet, the stepped roof and the highly visible C-pillar are withheld . The first change that you notice is the all new front fascia thanks to the new redesigned grille and Matrix headlamps with animated sweeping front indicators and the body-colour front fender vent . The side profile remains very similar to the current model except for the new side vents that land rover says are more purposeful . The rear is again like the front refreshed with the latest LED tail lamps which are joined across the back of vehicle by a new Gloss Black panel. The R-Dynamic model comes with unique design elements, including purposeful Gloss Black and Shadow Atlas exterior accents on the outside and two-tone leather and contrast seat stitching on the inside.
On the inside , Discovery 2021 carries the typical Land Rover vibe . The cabin gets updates and reminds of the top of the line offering from the manufacturer . One of the major changes is the old 10-inch Touch Pro display get replaced by the 11.4-inch tablet like display that is very similar to the one of the Defender , it also carries the same easy to use interface which aims to get you whatever info you desire in just two taps . The all digital 12.3 inches Interactive Driver Display intrument cluster and the four spoke steering add to the premiumness here . The middle row now get the AC vents in the centre console instead of the B pillars and for the more environmentally conscious customers now there is an option of opting for non-leather upholstery .
New Discovery introduces a trio of new straight-six Ingenium engines, both petrol and diesel, featuring 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for enhanced efficiency, performance and smoothness. The new engines are available alongside Land Rover’s four-cylinder P300 Ingenium petrol powertrain and with a new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system.
The straight-six engine family was designed and developed in-house and the advanced diesel is available in 249 PS (183 kW) and 300 PS (221 kW) outputs, while the powerful petrol delivers 360 PS (265 kW). New Discovery engine line-up in full:
- P300: 300 PS (221 kW), 2.0 l four-cylinder MHEV petrol, 400 Nm of torque at 1 500-4 500rpm
- P360: 360 PS (265 kW), 3.0 l six-cylinder MHEV petrol, 500 Nm of torque at 1 750-5 000 rpm
- D250: 249 PS (183 kW), 3.0 l six-cylinder MHEV diesel, 570 Nm of torque at 1 250-2 250rpm
- D300: 300 PS (221 kW), 3.0 l six-cylinder MHEV diesel, 650 Nm of torque at 1 500-2 500rpm
The D250 and D300 six-cylinder Ingenium diesels feature lightweight aluminium construction with a low-friction design and replace the previous SD4 and SDV6 diesels. Intelligent 48V MHEV technology ensures the new engines meet the most stringent global emissions regulations and deliver improved responses.
Other than the above , the new SUV also gets –
- New Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 air filtration* monitors air quality inside and filters harmful particulates.
- Next-generation wearable Activity Key, Click and Go tablet holders for row-two passengers and Intelligent Seat Fold technology .
- Best-in-class 3 500 kg towing capacity
and much more . The Discovery 2021 is expected to hit the indian market in the first half of 2021 .