Land Rover Discovery updated for 2021 launch

The Land Rover Discovery has been updated for the 2021 model year. The British marque has taken the covers off the facelift to the fifth-gen model, which originally made its debut back in late-2016.

While styling tweaks for the 2021 Land Rover Defender are fairly subtle, the brand’s three-row family SUV receives more meaningful updates under the hood and inside the cabin. Last year’s Discovery models were available with either a 254-hp turbo-diesel V-6 or a supercharged gasoline-powered 340-hp V-6 engine, but both have been tossed out in favor of a 296-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. The six-cylinder engine makes 355 horsepower with help from a 48-volt hybrid system. The previously optional air suspension is now standard equipment.

The updated 7-seat SUV packs in a host of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades for the 2021 model year.

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 Land Rover 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.

Land Rover India currently offers the pre-facelift Discovery in a price range of Rs 75.59-87.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Though the SUV was earlier available with a wider gamut of petrol and diesel powertrains, the line-up has since been reduced to just the 2.0-litre petrol. Expect the updated Discovery to make its India debut next year.