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 The British marque has taken the covers off the facelift to the fifth-gen model, which originally made its debut back in late-2016.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.