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New Land Rover Discovery SUV, details revealed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the new MY2021 Land Rover Discovery. The fifth-generation facelift model features refreshed exteriors, new technologies on the interiors and new electrified powertrains. While the pre-facelift model of the Land Rover Discovery is available in the Indian market, with the starting price of INR 75.59 lakh ex-showroom, India the 2021 facelift is expected to arrive next year. 

On the outside, the Land Rover Discovery features the same original design DNA which includes a clamshell bonnet, a stepped-up roof, emphasised C-pillars, but the facelift model features new LED headlamps with signature LED daytime running lights set lower into the units, animated front and rear indicators and body-coloured front fender vent. The bumper has also been revised with a wider body-coloured graphics along with new side vents, a new gloss-black panel that joins new LED taillamps. The R-Dynamic model also includes unique design elements with gloss black and shadow atlas exteriors accents. 

On the inside, the new Discovery comes with the latest Pivi Pro infotainment housed in a completely redesigned centre console which houses a 48% larger 11.4-inch full HD touchscreen that now comes with a simplified menu and tech that allows the system to load faster than before. The new system comes with a dual sim technology along with two LTE modems for streaming and downloading at the same time. The facelift Land Rover Discovery also comes with 12.3-inch instrumentation with navigation leaving the central touchscreen available for other applications. The car also supports PM2.5 air filtration technology and the comfort has been enhanced by the introduction of Land Rover’s Click and Go tablet holders integrated into the seatbacks. The steering wheel has also been updated with a new 4-spoke design with new hidden-until-lit switches. 

The 2021 Land Rover Discovery comes with a new line-up of MHEV technology powertrains in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The new Discovery comes with three new Ingenium series straight six-cylinder engines that include a 360 PS/500 Nm 3.0-litre MHEV petrol, 249 PS/570 Nm 3.0-litre MHEV diesel and 300 PS/650 Nm 3.0-litre MHEV Diesel. Along with these, the 2021 Discovery is also available with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder MHEV petrol that makes 300 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque.