Land Rover Discovery SUV, with mechanical and cosmetic upgrades, revealed
British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the 2021 iteration of its Discovery SUV. It is offered in S, SE, and HSE variants. The fifth-generation model has a refreshed fascia and a revamped cabin featuring a massive 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment console. It gets a choice of two petrol engines and a diesel mill. Here are more details.
The 2021 Discovery retains the silhouette of the outgoing model but with some style updates. It features a blacked-out grille, a muscular bonnet, and sleek Matrix LED headlights. On the rear, there is a revised bumper and wrap-around LED tail lights. The company has also introduced an R-Dynamic trim that provides a gloss-black treatment on the grille, body claddings, ORVMs, and roof.
The 2021 Discovery features electrically-foldable second- and third-row seats, a head-up display, auto climate control, wireless smartphone charger, and a 4-spoke steering wheel. The SUV houses a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For safety, there are multiple airbags, a 360-degree-view parking camera, and the company's "ClearSight Ground View" system.
The Discovery P300 has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, petrol engine that makes 296hp/400Nm while the P360 houses a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder petrol mill that generates 355hp/500Nm. The 3.0-liter diesel motor is available with D250 and D300 models. The former produces 245hp/570Nm, while the latter delivers 296hp/650Nm. All the powertrains, barring the P300, also have a 48V mild-hybrid system.
The new Land Rover Discovery SUV should make its way to India in 2021. As for the pocket-pinch, it should carry a significant premium over the outgoing model, which starts at Rs. 75.59 lakh (ex-showroom).