For the SUV lovers out there, check out this new SUV from Land Rover! Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) new update to their portfolio is the Land Rover Discovery which starts from ₹ 88.06 lakh ex-showroom. The car made its global debut back in November 2020 and comes with subtle, but impressive upgrades on the outside, improved interiors, features and powertrain. 

According to President Rohit Suri (and Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover), “ The new Discovery, while retaining Land Rover’s legendary breadth of capabilities, offers renewed levels of refinement, luxury and efficiency which makes it the best full-size SUV for the outdoors and adventure-filled journeys with the family”. 

What’s new on the Land Rover Discovery? 

The Discovery 2021 is kept very similar to the previous model on the outside, but the styling looks fresh.

To begin with, the Discovery gets a revised front bumper with a wide air intake, new side vents, a reworked front grille and a new pair of Matrix LED headlights with DRLs and a dynamic swipe indicator all combine together to give a sportier touch. These are some of the features we wouldn’t want you to miss out on!

The rear end has been reworked to reduce the visual bulk and the SUV seems more planted to the ground. The asymmetrical tailgate profile has been continued and the ‘Discovery’ badge has been incorporated in gloss black panel. 

Inside the cabin, Land Rover has carried over the same layout with plenty of technological updates. The enhancements come in the form of an 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment system with over the air updates. It also gets a 12.3-inch digital console with high definition 3D mapping along with many customizable interfaces. 

The gear knob is now more conventional than the previous model and the redesigned air-con gets integrated touch panels with various functions. The lateral support for the second row has been improved 

Features and Powertrain 

The Discovery is equipped with a plethora of features like heated and cooled front seats with memory function, the Pivi Pro infotainment system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and Meridian sound system, cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 air filtration technology, wireless charging, click and go tablet holders on the front seat backs, Land Rover’s “ClearSight Ground View” camera system, auto headlamps and rain-sensing wiper, 360-degree parking camera and more. 

Under the hood, the Discovery is offered with 3 engine options, two petrol motors and a diesel motor. Petrol options are a 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder and a 3.0L in-line 6-cylinder which pushes 300bhp and 360bhp respectively. The diesel engine is a 3.0L in-line 6-cylinder unit making 360bhp of power and 500Nm of torque. Both 3.0L engines are coupled to a 48V mild-hybrid technology which improves engine efficiency. 

The SUV is offered in two different trim levels – Discovery and Discovery R-Dynamic and comes in three different variants – S, SE, HSE to choose from. Starting from ₹ 88.06 lakh, the Land Rover Discovery could go up to ₹ 1.2Cr ex-showroom. The Discovery is placed to compete against other luxury SUVs like the Mercedes Benz GLE, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and BMW X5. Which SUV could take on the new Land Rover Discovery? Let us know in the comments below.

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