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Land Rover Refreshes Discovery With New Engines, Infotainment

Land Rover polishes up Discovery for 2021

  • Disco gets Pivi Pro, more padding for middle row

  • Updated powertrains including I6 for 2021 model

Land Rover is giving the Discovery a refresh for 2021 adding some subtle styling changes to the already handsome SUV, but giving it some new powertrains and updated infotainment that should be much more meaningful for buyers.

The exterior changes are new LED headlights with a different running light signature, and front and rear light animations. The LED taillights are also new, joined with a gloss black tail panel.

Inside, the infotainment is via JLR’s new Pivi Pro system, which has been rolling out to all of the brand’s models this year. It comes with an 11.4-inch screen Land Rover says is 48 percent larger than before, and there is a much-simplified user interface with two LTE modems allowing to have multiple internet connections at once without compromising performance. A battery backup lets the system boot up (including navigation) before you even start the vehicle.

A 12.3-inch digital dash is available, offering 3D mapping and high-res dials, as is a colour head-up display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, along with the ability to handle two smartphones via Bluetooth. Second-row seats get more padding, there are more USB-C ports, and a new cabin filtration system.

There are new gas and diesel options, though we expect only the gas motors here. That means a 296 hp 2.0L turbo-four badged P300 and a 355 hp 3.0L inline-six turbo with a mild hybrid 48V system. Canadian powertrain info is yet to be confirmed, but we expect Land Rover here to follow course with US models.

The new powertrains maintain a maximum tow rating of 8,200 lbs, and we expect the Land Rover Discovery to arrive near the end of this year as a 2021 model.

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