As we all know, the Discover series is Land Rover’s one of the most successful lineups since 2014. With the newest generation in the Discovery range: the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Land Rover has brought quite some nice changes. With the new features, techs, and some nice upgrades it offers, the British marque’s latest SUV says it is not ready to leave the customers’ excellent response unanswered. Let’s take a closer look at all the new things offered by this 7-seater.
2021 Land Rover Discover From The Outside
Although most Vehicle manufacturers decide to not change much in the design while making the successor to their successful models, Land Rover decided not to play safely this time. With the 2021 Discovery Sport, Land Rover tried to maintain the design language, not change much while making the needed changes. The key difference we notice is the restyled grille.
The higher-end models also feature an LED matrix by the front side. At the back, the uneven yet good-looking tailgate has been carried over with sporting bolder LED elements. Not only that but looking around also helps us see the reshaped SUV. You will notice slight changes that will help to justify calling it “the new Discovery.”
The latest generation also gets the R-Dynamic trim line. What’s unique about this variant is that, unlike the ordinary Discovery, this will be having a gloss-black treatment to the grille, bumper, alloy wheels, wing mirrors, body cladding, and roof. These additional design elements help the R-Dynamic to shine out of the crowd.
There Is More To Discover ‘IN’
The slight yet noticeable design changes aren’t stopping from only the exterior of the vehicle. The interior of the new 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport also has worthy changes from the last generation. While there is no change in the Cabin’s overall layout, they still tried to add the modern age looks. The most significant change is implementing an 11.4-inch touch display to the table-style dashboard. This is larger than the 10-inch display from its previous versions.
2021 Discovery was also lucky enough to get the Pivi Pro, the newest infotainment system by JLR, found in their recent models. Other features include wireless charging, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility. Electrically foldable second and third-row seats. Optional features include a head-up display and selecting the cabin with non-leather upholstery, which uses recycled polyester microfiber.
Another noteworthy change is the restyled touch control and more convenient placement of the rotary geat knob. The new Discoverer is also focusing on bettering the overall travel comfort. The main among them is better lateral and thigh support on the second-row seats. And the rear AC vents have been relocated for better ventilation from the B-pillars to the central console.
This facelift SUV’s latest generation is based upon Land Rover’s new Electronic Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0). By this, users will get notable features such as over-the-air (OTA) updates, connected car tech, cabin air filtration, and “ClearSight Ground View” system, which uses cameras to view the ground beneath the front of the vehicle: an excellent feature for offroading. Yes, it also has a 360-degree parking camera.
Under The Hood Of Discovery
For the updated Discovery, Landrover has gone a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, which offers an output of 300hp. The higher 3.0-liter six-cylinder outputs 360 hp maximum. Both of these engines are petrol variants. There is also a diesel-powered engine, one output in 249 hp and the other in 300hp. All of the models also feature a 48V hybrid tech, improving fuel efficiency with many margins. All models feature an eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.
The new Discovery price range ranges from $37,800, including variants S, SE and HSE trim levels, and up to $52,800, the Discovery Sport R-Dynamic HSE.