Find out key details of the newly launched 2021 Land Rover Discovery.
After a brief absence, the Land Rover Discovery is relaunched in the Indian car market with a slew of minimal exterior updates, revised interiors and features list and upgraded powertrain lineup. The new Land Rover Discovery is available in two different trims and three different variant options to choose from. The range of the new Land Rover Discovery starts at Rs. 88.06 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
2021 Land Rover Discovery: Exterior
Compared to the last iteration of it, the new Land Rover Discovery comes with a set of minimal revisions, with all the dimensions of it remaining more or less the same. The SUV’s front fascia has been restyled subtly with a new front bumper and slimmer grille. In the higher variants, the Discovery now comes with Matrix LED headlamps. The side profile remains more or less the same, and while the trademark asymmetric layout of the rear door has been retained, the design is mildly retouched, along with a set of new LED tail lamps.
The more premium R-Design variant of the Land Rover Discovery comes with a set of different touches like gloss black touches to the front bumper, grille, rear view mirrors, roof, front and rear bumpers, body cladding and alloy wheels.
2021 Land Rover Discovery: Interior
Just like the exterior, even the layout of the interior of the new Land Rover Discovery has been kept more or less unchanged, except for the introduction of few additional features. The most noteworthy addition in the cabin here is a new 11.4-inch touchscreen unit for the Pivi Pro infotainment system, something which all the new generation Land Rover offerings have got subsequently.
Other talked-about changes of the interior of the Land Rover Discovery are a new four spoke multi-functional steering wheel, a revised design for climate control panel with new touch sensitive controls and a traditional gear selector in place of the funky-looking rotary gear knob. In addition, the second row seats have been redesigned for better cushioning and under thigh support.
The list of equipment further includes over the air updates for infotainment system, heated and ventilated front seats with memory function, wireless charging, 12.3-inch full TFT instrument console, PM2.5 cabin air filter, Meridian sound system, 360-degree parking camera, Click-and-Go tablet holders behind the front seats, panoramic sunroof, four zone automatic climate control, head-up display, hands free tailgate with gesture control and power foldable second and third row of seats. Most of these features are offered in top-spec HSE variant.
2021 Land Rover Discovery: Powertrain
The new Land Rover Discovery now shares its powertrain lineup with the all new Defender, which includes two petrol and one diesel engines. While the smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine makes 300 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque, the bigger 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine pumps out 360 bhp of power and 500 Nm of torque. The sole 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine on offer produces 300 bhp of power and 650 Nm of torque.
Standard to all the engine options are 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system. In addition, the 3.0-liter petrol and 3.0-liter diesel engines are also offered with 48V mild-hybrid system. Like a true-blue premium Land Rover, the new Discovery comes with a standard air suspension with adaptive dampers and Terrain Response 2 system.
2021 Land Rover Discovery: Variants
The new Land Rover Discovery is available in two trim options – Standard and R-Design, both of which differ on the basis of external design highlights. Both of them are being offered in three different variants to choose from – S, SE and HSE. The Land Rover Discovery has been positioned as a direct rival to the Mercedes Benz GLE, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.