The 2021 update brings about new tech features and new engines amongst other noteworthy changes

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The Discovery has been in the market for over three decades now. Currently in its fifth iteration, this Land Rover has proved its mettle over the years and is an all-rounder in this family of off-roaders. It comes with all the bells and whistles on the inside, a seven-seat layout, and is a true off-road capable family SUV. The Discovery is currently in its fifth generation and Land Rover has decided to update it for the 2021 model year.

The 2021 refresh sees a lot of new updates, like refreshed aesthetics, a lot of improved tech features, and most importantly, new engines, one of which is mated to a mild-hybrid system. Does the facelift make the Discovery all the more relevant in this competitive segment?

  • 2021 Land Rover Discovery
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    2021
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  • Engine:
    inline-6
  • Transmission:
    Eight-speed Automatic (Est.)
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    355
  • Torque @ RPM:
    365
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • Price:
    53900
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2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior Design

  • New LED headlights with DRLs
  • New R-Dynamic trim with gloss black elements
  • Black five-spoke wheels look stunning
  • Front track wider than the rear track
  • Quirky appeal overall
2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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The Discovery has the signature Land Rover face with the aggressive, slim headlights and the fat bumper. The 2021 model receives new LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights that extend to the side of the SUV as well. The honeycomb mesh grille looks the best – in my opinion – when finished in gloss black. There’s a Land Rover logo here and the ‘Discovery’ lettering at the tip of the hood. The bumper has a big fat air dam and a lot of elements in it. The place where you generally see fog lamps now has cutouts with fins in it.

The side profile looks a little, dare I say, weird, thanks to a curvy front and a rather boxy rear. As is with many Land Rover products, the overhangs aren’t proportionate. In this case, however, they make it obvious that the discovery is a three-row SUV. The A-, B-, and D-pillars are blacked out, but the C-pillar is a thick one that features the body color. The five-spoke black wheels look absolutely fantastic and complement the black wing mirrors well, especially if you pick a contrasting body shade. The black accents, by the way, are offered on the new R-Dynamic trim.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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Now comes the most controversial, polarizing part – the derriere.

If you like quirky things, this will hit the sweet spot. The Discovery features horizontal taillights that extend not just across the tailgate, but also to the sides. Along with the windshield and the spoiler, it gives the boxy rear a rounded vibe which results in an unusual, unorthodox appearance altogether. The ‘Discovery’ lettering is present in the middle between taillights. The number plate doesn’t sit in the middle and makes it look like the Discovery is smirking at you. The bumper, like the front unit, is big and busy. It is a black unit, but the faux skid plate breaks the monotony.

The bottom line is; you either love the Discovery’s looks or you hate it; there’s no in-between.

How Big Is The Land Rover Discovery On The Outside?

2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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The 2021 Discovery measures 195.1 inches in length, 81.6 inches in width (with the mirrors folded), and 74.3 inches in height. The wheelbase measures 115 inches, whereas the front and rear overhangs measure 33.8 inches and 46.3 inches. See what I meant by disproportionate?

There’s something else unusual here too; the front track is longer than the rear. The difference is barely noticeable and we wouldn’t have batted an eyelid if not for the spec sheet. The front track measures 66.6 inches whereas the rear track measures 66.4 inches.

2021 Land Rover Discovery exterior dimensions
Length 195.1
Width 81.6
Height 74.3
Wheelbase 115
Front overhang 33.8
Rear overhang 46.3
Front Track 66.6
Rear Track 66.4

2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior Design

  • New four-spoke multifunction steering wheel
  • Hidden-until-lit switches on the steering wheel
  • 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display
  • Can be converted to a full-screen navigation system
  • Head-up display available as an option
  • Spacious cabin overall
2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior
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Step inside the cabin and you’ll be welcomed to a rather minimalistic yet plush cabin. Everything seems to be in place and nothing feels cluttered. The four-spoke multifunction steering wheel wears a new design and is wrapped in leather.

The steering wheel features hidden-until-lit switches, which has now become a common feature on the Land Rover products. Behind the wheel are metal paddle shifters. There is a new toggle-style gear selector that sits almost flat between the front seats.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior
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The Discovery comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster which the automaker calls ‘Interactive Driver Display’.

It can be customized to display the speedometer and tachometer, a full-screen 3D navigation guidance, or a combination of the two. Land Rover has also offered an optional head-up display that throws up all the relevant info on the windshield.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior
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The center console is one of the cleanest and slickest ones we’ve seen in recent times. Starting with the AC vents at the top, the touchscreen system in the middle, and the HVAC controls below it, the console looks very neat and tidy. There is premium material used all around the cabin and Land Rover hasn’t cut any corners in that regard. The air vents used to be on the B-pillars so far, but now it has been moved to a center console.

How Big Is The Land Rover Discovery On The Inside?

2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior
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In the first row, the Discovery offers a headroom of 39.4 inches, a legroom of 39.1 inches, and a shoulder room of 60.4 inches. In the case of the second row, they measure 39 inches, 37.4 inches, 59.5 inches, respectively. Finally, the third-row measurements seem pretty decent too, with headroom of 37.9 inches, legroom of 33.5 inches, and shoulder room of 47.2 inches.

2021 Land Rover Discovery interior dimensions
First Row Second Row Third Row
Headroom 39.4 39.0 37.9
Legroom 39.1 37.4 33.5
Shoulder room 60.4 59.5 47.2
2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior
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As for the cargo area, the Discovery offers 9.1 cubic feet of space with all seats in place, 40.2 cubic-feet with the third row folded, and a massive 74.3 cubic feet with the third and second rows flipped down. The seats, by the way, can be flipped using the touchscreen system.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Technology

  • Larger-than-before 11.4-inch touchscreen
  • Runs on PiviPro infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard
  • Supports over-the-air updates
  • Onboard 4G Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to eight devices
  • ‘Click and Go’ tablet holders in the front seatbacks
  • ClearSight Ground View camera system
2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior
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Speaking of the touchscreen system, Land Rover has equipped a bigger 11.4-inch touchscreen on the 2021 model. It runs on a PiviPro system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The Jaguar E-Pace features the same system and supports apps like Baidu Car Life, Microsoft Outlook, etc., and is said to have two coatings; one for anti-glare and the other to resist fingerprints.

Land Rover hasn’t trickled down the Touch Pro Duo system to the relatively cheaper models yet, but given the stiff competition, it is only a matter of time before the top-of-the-line vehicles receive something new and the ‘budget’ models are offered with the old flagship features.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Interior
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As for the connectivity, the 2021 Discovery’s system features a dual-sim technology with two LTE modems that allows streaming media and downloading over-the-air updates simultaneously without any lag. There is a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot onboard that can connect with up to eight devices. USB-A charging sockets have been provided all around and also ‘Click and Go’ tablet holders in the front seatbacks.

The Discovery also comes with ClearSight Ground View technology, which is a 360-degree camera of sorts and basically displays the feed from the front-facing cameras on the touchscreen system. It even shows what’s directly beneath the front of the SUV. It will be immensely helpful while off-roading.

The new second-generation Land Rover Activity Key is also available on the 2021 Discovery. It features touchscreen controls, a digital watch, and can lock, unlock, and start the vehicle as an addition to the conventional fob. There is cabin air ionization here, too.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Drivetrain

  • Two new Ingenium series engines replace the older mills
  • 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine
  • 296 Horsepower
  • 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged engine
  • 355 Horsepower
  • Makes use of mild-hybrid technology
  • Towing capacity up by almost 500 pounds to 8,200 pounds
2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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The 2021 Discovery is underpinned by Land Rover’s Electrical Vehicle Architecture that underpins a suite of advanced technologies. Courtesy of this, the Discovery’s old engines are replaced by two new mills from the Ingenium series that are slowly spreading across Jaguar-Land Rover’s portfolio.

The 2020 Discovery came with two engine options – a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder diesel that made 254 horses and 443 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.0-liter, V-6 gas engine that produced 340 horses and 340 pound-feet of torque.

Land Rover has swapped both these powerhouses with two new mills from the Ingenium series.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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The smaller one is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that churns out 296 ponies. The torque figures are not announced, but going by other JLR products with the same Ingenium mill under the hood, it should crank 295 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be offered on the S and the S R-Dynamic trims.

The other one is a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 355 horses. It could produce 365 pound-feet of torque, just like the Range Rover Sport. This mill comes with a mild-hybrid system that makes use of a Belt-Integrated Starter Generator, which essentially helps with regenerative braking. The energy harvested is stored in a 48-Volts lithium-ion battery. These mild-hybrid models also feature a stop/start system.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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This engine will be offered on the S R-Dynamic and the HSE R-Dynamic trims. There’s no word on the transmission, which leads us to believe that the eight-speed automatic gearbox is retained from the preceding model. It comes with an all-wheel-drive system as standard.

2021 Land Rover Discovery specifications
Discovery 2.0L S Discovery 2.0L S R-Dynamic Discovery 3.0L S R-Dynamic Discovery 3.0L HSE R-Dynamic
Engine 2.0L Turbocharged I4 2.0L Turbocharged I4 3.0L Turbocharged I6 MHEV 3.0L Turbocharged I6 MHEV
Horsepower 296 HP 296 HP 355 HP 355 HP
Torque 295 LB-FT 295 LB-FT 365 LB-FT 365 LB-FT

The 2021 Discovery will feature Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 technology. It now comes with a new Wade Mode that makes water fording a lot easier than before. As for the towing capacity, the Discovery has noticeably improved this time around. It can now tow up to 8,200 pounds as compared to 7,716 pounds on the outgoing model.

2021 Land Rover Discovery Pricing

2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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The 2021 Discovery will be offered in three trims – S, S R-Dynamic, HSE R-Dynamic. The S trim will be offered with the 2.0-liter mill only and is priced at $53,900. The S R-Dynamic can be had with both the engine options. The 2.0-liter option will cost $56,400 and the 3.0-liter, six-cylinder option is priced at $61,900. The top HSE R-Dynamic will cost $68,900.

2021 Land Rover Discovery US prices
Trim Level Powertrain MSRP
Discovery 2.0L S 2.0L Turbocharged I4 296HP $53,900
Discovery 2.0L S R-Dynamic 2.0L Turbocharged I4 296HP $56,400
Discovery 3.0L S R-Dynamic 3.0L Turbocharged I6 MHEV 355HP $61,900
Discovery 3.0L HSE R-Dynamic 3.0L Turbocharged I6 MHEV 355HP $68,900

2021 Land Rover Discovery Competition

2021 Audi Q7

2020 Audi Q7 Exterior
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Just like BMW, the grilles on Audi products are also getting bigger with each passing year. The Q7 looks sharp, edgy, and despite the big mouth, not as quirky as the Discovery. It looks more mainstream inside and out and won’t draw a lot of polarizing opinions.

The Audi Q7 is offered in three trims and two engine options. One is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 248 ponies and 273 pound-feet of torque, whereas the other one is a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder mill that dishes out 335 ponies and 369 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Audi Q7 starts at $54,950 and gets close to the $80,000 mark in the top trim with optional accessories.

Read our full review on the 2021 Audi Q7

2021 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln Aviator
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The Aviator first came in 2003 but went out of production in 2005. It made a return recently for its second innings and looks impressive. It is based on the Ford Explorer, but in a much plusher and premium form. It has a daunting road presence but honestly, looks a tad bit dated. The grille looks like a housefly’s eye (weird analogy but I bet you can’t unsee it now).

The SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 mill that makes 400 horses. You can even opt for a hybrid setup with this engine in the higher trims that adds a 100-horsepower electric motor and a 13.6-kWh battery pack. This setup offers 494 ponies and 630 pound-feet of torque at your disposal. It comes in five trims in total, starting from $51,000 and going all the way up to the six-digit figure with optional accessories in place.

Read our full review on the 2021 Lincoln Aviator

Final Thoughts

2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior
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The 2021 Land Rover Discovery looks unconventional and doesn’t appeal to everyone. But that said, it is an attention-seeker. The trims with black accents around look really good. On the inside, it feels plush and spacious. Land Rover has upped the ante big-time in terms of technology, especially with the bigger 11.4-inch touchscreen system. The new engines are doing well under the hoods of the other JLR products, so there’s nothing to worry about that. The pricing is sweet, just a couple of thousand bucks over the model it replaces, but a starting price of around $50,000 would’ve set a cat among the pigeons. Sounds a little too much to ask for, but Land Rover needs to grab a bigger market share in this segment. We’re yet to receive all the details, but all-in-all, it looks to be a fantastic product.

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    • Not a deal-breaker, but pricing isn’t lip-smacking either
    • Competition looks more sedate and neutral
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Featuring powerful and efficient 48V MHEV powertrains, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment and superior comfort and practicality, New Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate, versatile seven-seat premium SUV

Sophisticated design: Enhanced exterior features distinctive new LED headlights and tail lights with fresh front and rear bumpers. New R-Dynamic provides assertive road presence
Contemporary interior: Enhanced centre console features advanced Pivi Pro infotainment while new second-row seats offer superior comfort
Faster, smarter, better connected: New Pivi Pro infotainment features large 11.4-inch HD touchscreen and advanced connectivity with Software-Over-The-Air updates
Enhanced efficiency: Latest straight-six Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, some of which include 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology for superior performance and efficiency
Cleaner diesels: New Discovery is among the world’s first full-sized seven-seat premium SUVs with RDE2-certified and Euro 6d-Final-compliant diesel engines
Smart driveline: Intelligent All-Wheel Drive automatically distributes torque to the axle that needs it most for optimum efficiency
Advanced Air filtration: New Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 air filtration* monitors air quality inside and filters harmful particulates, for improved wellbeing
Family versatility: Next-generation wearable Activity Key, Click and Go tablet holders for row-two passengers and Intelligent Seat Fold technology provide 21st century convenience
Towing king: Best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity** and Advanced Tow Assist take the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres.
Commercial: The ultra-versatile commercial variant is also available in the 300HP 0-litre six-cylinder MHEV derivative.
Available to order now: New Discovery is priced from £53,090 in the UK. Specify your vehicle at: www.landrover.co.uk
Whitley, UK, 10 November, 2020 – New Discovery combines an exceptional design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior which embodies the spirit of family adventure that has characterised Land Rover’s premium family SUV for more than 30 years.

Featuring the latest generation of powerful and efficient six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment and superior comfort and practicality, New Discovery remains one of the most capable, connected and versatile full seven-seat premium SUVs in the world.

With Land Rover’s new Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) underpinning a suite of advanced technologies, New Discovery delivers new levels of sophistication, desirability and efficiency while retaining its customary breadth of on- and off-road capability and towing credentials. From its updated Terrain Response 2 system and Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates to its new Cabin Air Filtration*, New Discovery looks after customers like never before.

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.”

Sophisticated design
The distinct character and optimised proportions of New Discovery embrace more than three decades of design evolution. Discovery DNA design cues – including the clamshell bonnet, the stepped roof and the highly visible C-pillar – remain, but New Discovery delivers a bold exterior evolution optimised to project a more confident road presence.

New signature LED headlights with a daytime running light signature set lower into the units create a more purposeful look, while animated sweeping front and rear indicators provide heightened visual sophistication and the body-colour front fender vent accentuates the premium SUV’s familiar broken waistline.

A revised front bumper on the R-Dynamic features a wider body-coloured graphic and new side vents combine for a more purposeful and dynamic appearance. At the rear, New Discovery features new signature LED lights, which are joined across the back of vehicle by a new Gloss Black panel. Following Land Rover’s reductive design philosophy, this panel incorporates the trademark Discovery script, providing a cleaner rear graphic.

The new R-Dynamic model brings a more assertive character and purposeful stance with a series of 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.

Connected technologies
Inside, New Discovery benefits from enhancements designed to highlight the premium position and craftsmanship of its full-size seven-seat layout, with a spacious cabin incorporating Land Rover’s cutting edge Pivi Pro infotainment. A completely redesigned centre console houses its 48% larger 11.4-inch, full HD touchscreen, which provides a fast and intuitive interface.

With a simplified menu structure and pioneering design, Pivi Pro provides immediate responses – even when starting the vehicle for the first time. Its built-in back-up battery means navigation initialisation takes just seconds, while the logical menus allow the most commonly used functions to be accessed directly from the customisable home screen, to reduce driver distraction.

Connectivity is provided by dual-sim technology, with two LTE modems enabling the system to carry out multiple functions at the same time – such as streaming media and downloading Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates – without compromising performance. Land Rover’s SOTA technology allows owners to update as many as 44 individual electronic modules, without the inconvenience of visiting a retailer.

In combination with the 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, New Discovery provides high-definition 3D mapping within the instrumentation, leaving the central touchscreen free to control other applications. The high-resolution digital instruments can be configured to show a pair of conventional dials, full-screen 3D navigation guidance or a combination of the two, allowing drivers to customise the view to suit their preference.

In addition, customers have the option of a full-colour Head-Up Display, putting high-resolution driving information directly into the driver’s eyeline, removing the need to look away from the road ahead. Smartphone integration is also simple, thanks to Apple CarPlay, while the advanced Bluetooth technology can connect two smartphones simultaneously. Android Auto is also available as standard. Wireless charging with signal boosting technology is also available as an optional extra.

Passenger comfort can be supported by Cabin Air Ionisation, now available with PM2.5 air filtration* technology. It actively scans incoming air, measuring its quality and automatically uses advanced filters to reduce the level of allergens, toxins and harmful particulates in the cabin, enhancing driver wellbeing.

Comfort and convenience are further enhanced by the introduction of Land Rover’s Click and Go tablet holders, incorporated into the front seatbacks. The easy-to-use system also includes USB-A charging sockets that are perfectly located to minimise trailing wires. Using the onboard 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, which is capable of linking up to eight devices, rear passengers can be entertained on even the longest journeys.

Up front, the new-look four-spoke steering wheel features hidden-until-lit switches and metal gearshift paddles while a tactile new gear selector provides instinctive control of the powertrain.

Versatility at its heart
First-rate family versatility is a hallmark of the Discovery SUV family and the spacious and intelligent New Discovery is no exception. Its optional hands-free Gesture Tailgate†† can detect the wave of a foot beneath the rear bumper to open the boot while the Powered Inner Tailgate restrains loose items in the huge 2,391 litre loadspace and doubles as a handy bench. Even with seven seats in use, the boot provides 258 litres of luggage space and all occupants have somewhere to charge electronic devices.

Inside, Intelligent Seat Fold technology allows customers to effortlessly configure the seating layout using the central touchscreen, while Remote app technology lets customers keep tabs on the fuel status and location of their vehicle and even unlock and lock the doors.

In the back, the second-row seats have been carefully redesigned for enhanced comfort. Improved lateral support, longer thicker cushions and careful seat profiling all contribute to greater under-thigh support and improved posture for occupants. Comfort is further improved by the relocation of the second row air-vents from the B-pillars to the centre console, providing increased airflow to second-row passengers who have their own hidden-until-lit ventilation controls and power supplies.

Land Rover’s new second-generation Activity Key is also available. It features touchscreen controls, a digital watch and can lock, unlock and start the vehicle as an addition to the conventional fob.

New Discovery is available in Discovery S, SE and HSE trim levels, in sporty R-Dynamic guise or as a practical Commercial model with a 2,024-litre cargo area, additional underfloor stowage lockers and the same maximum 3,500kg towing capacity** as the rest of the range.

Advanced powertrains
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 249HP (183kW) and 300HP (221kW) outputs, while the powerful petrol delivers 360HP (265kW). New Discovery engine line-up in full:

P300: 300HP (221kW), 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol, 400Nm of torque at 1,500-4,500rpm
P360: 360HP (265kW), 3.0-litre six-cylinder MHEV petrol, 500Nm of torque at 1,750-5,000rpm
D250: 249HP (183kW), 3.0-litre six-cylinder MHEV diesel, 570Nm of torque at 1,250-2,250rpm
D300: 300HP (221kW), 3.0-litre six-cylinder MHEV diesel, 650Nm 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.

The clever system harvests and stores energy generated during deceleration, and redeploys it to assist the engine when accelerating, providing six-cylinder performance and four-cylinder efficiency. The set-up also delivers more refined operation of the Stop/Start system.

Breadth of Capability
New Discovery is the ultimate family-friendly SUV for the road, delivering unrivalled, exceptional long-haul comfort for seven people and a confidence-inspiring environment for the driver thanks to the excellent visibility provided by its Command Driving Position, enhanced controls and cutting-edge chassis technology, which deliver composed and responsive road holding.

All New Discovery models with six-cylinder Ingenium engines feature an advanced driveline which optimises the torque split between front and rear axles, using a range of sensors to distribute torque to suit the conditions. The new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system maximises traction, on-road dynamics and driveline efficiency, resulting in improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions in normal driving, with no compromise to Discovery’s trademark all-terrain capability.

In addition, standard air suspension provides cosseting ride comfort in all environments and features automatic speed lowering to improve aerodynamic efficiency and enhance economy when cruising on motorways. Adaptive Dynamics damper technology – fitted to all D300, P300 and P360 models – monitors vehicle movements up to 500 times a second, reacting to driver or road inputs almost instantaneously for greater body control, ensuring a composed, flat ride.

With an optional Terrain Response 2 technology, New Discovery is always automatically primed to suit the driving conditions while the new Wade Mode optimises the vehicle for deep water fording – even applying the brakes automatically when the driver disengages Wade Mode, to restore full performance from the first application of the brakes.

The availability of Configurable Terrain Response allows drivers to fine-tune the Discovery’s throttle mapping, gearbox shift points, steering and suspension settings to suit their preferences and requirements, so customers can personalise the driving experience for a specific journey.

Mike Cross, Land Rover Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, said: “New Discovery combines superb all-terrain suspension geometry with rewarding dynamics and excellent body control, while maintaining our family SUV’s famed ride quality and comfort. With a state-of-the-art suspension design, lightweight aluminium architecture and intelligent drivetrains we’ve retuned the car to deliver a seven-seat SUV that is hugely versatile, highly capable, incredibly refined, yet more engaging to drive.”

New Discovery also benefits from ClearSight Ground View technology, providing drivers with a view of the obscured ground directly beneath the front of the vehicle using the central touchscreen and a combination of forward-facing cameras. The clever feature is the realisation of Land Rover’s futuristic transparent bonnet concept and supports the driver when negotiating steep off-road inclines or hidden urban obstacles.

Passenger models are priced from £53,050 in the UK. Specify your vehicle at: www.landrover.co.uk

Discovery Commercial
New Discovery Commercial brings enhanced levels of performance and efficiency to the professional SUV sector, combining the latest Land Rover powertrain and infotainment technology with customary Land Rover all-terrain and load carrying capability.

In common with the rest of the New Discovery family, the practical professional model features a bold new exterior design with LED light technology, heightened interior quality and Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, which brings the convenience of Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology.

With a huge 2,024 litres of cargo space at the rear, a maximum payload of 784kg and a towing capacity of up to 3,500kg, New Discovery Commercial delivers enhanced comfort and practicality in a premium SUV package.

Michael van der Sande, Managing Director, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Comprehensively updated, New Discovery Commercial builds on the premium design and comfort this model has offered to the professional SUV sector since 2017. Its unique combination of space and 21st century connectivity and convenience features make it an even more desirable and versatile vehicle for business users.”

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