2021 Land Rover Discovery – British Refreshment
I don’t much care for tea, unless I am sick.
Some folks find it refreshing, though. And tea time is a thing in Britain.
Speaking of British things, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery is refreshed.
Tea, Britain, Land Rover, refreshment – that’s a bit of a Mad lib there. It’s been a long day.
Anyway, the Discovery gets new LED headlights and taillights, new front and rear bumpers, the Pivi Pro infotainment system, new second-row seats, an updated Activity Key, and tablet holders for the second-row.
The front bumper now has a wider body-color graphic and new side vents. A new gloss-black panel bridges the gap between the taillights at the rear.
The new infotainment system has an 11.4-inch touchscreen and can receive over-the-air updates. Pivi Pro promises simpler and easier-to-use menus for the touchscreen, and Land Rover claims a battery backup will bring the navigation system up quickly upon starting.
An available R-Dynamic model has gloss black and Shadow Atlas exterior accents on the outside and two-tone leather with contrasting stitching inside.
Speaking of the inside, the second-row seats have been redesigned to increase comfort, with what JLR calls improved lateral support. Cushions are longer and thicker and the seats are repositioned. This is claimed to improve thigh support and posture.
Land Rover is touting a max towing capacity of 8,200 pounds, and an Advanced Tow Assist system helps with maneuvering.
There are four trim levels: 2.0L S, 2.0L S R-Dynamic, 3.0L S R-Dynamic, and 3.0L HSE R-Dynamic.
Engine choices remain a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 296 horsepower or a 3.0-liter inline-six that makes 355 horsepower. Base pricing starts at $53,900, not including the $1,350 destination fee.
[Images: Jaguar Land Rover. European model shown]