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Land Rover launches new seven seat Discovery with improved technology

THE 2021 Land Rover Discovery combines an exceptional design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior, which embodies the spirit of family adventure that has characterised its premium family SUV for more than 30 years.

Featuring the latest generation of powerful and efficient 6-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment and superior comfort and practicality, the 2021 Discovery remains one of the most versatile 7-seat premium SUVs in the world.

From its updated Terrain Response 2 system and software-over-the-air (SOTA) updates to its new cabin air filtration, the new Discovery looks after customers like never before.

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Embracing three decades of design evolution, the clamshell bonnet, stepped roof and highly visible C-pillar remain, but the Discovery now delivers a bold exterior that features signature LED headlights with a daytime running lights.

Animated sweeping front and rear indicators provide heightened visual sophistication and the body-colour front fender vent accentuates the premium SUV’s familiar broken waistline. A revised front bumper features a wider body coloured graphic too.

New side vents combine for a more purposeful and dynamic appearance. At the rear, the Discovery features new signature LED lights, which are joined across the back of vehicle by a new Gloss Black panel.

The new R-Dynamic model brings a more assertive character and purposeful stance, with a series of unique design elements, including Gloss Black and Shadow Atlas exterior accents on the outside, and two-tone leather and contrast seat stitching on the inside.

Inside, the Discovery also benefits from enhancements designed to highlight the premium position and craftsmanship of its full-size seven seat layout, with a spacious cabin incorporating Land Rover’s cutting edge Pivi Pro infotainment.

A completely redesigned centre console houses its larger 11.4-inch full HD touchscreen, which provides a fast and intuitive interface. With a simplified menu structure and pioneering design, Pivi Pro provides immediate responses, even at start up.

Its built-in backup battery means navigation initialisation takes just seconds, while the logical menus allow the most commonly used functions to be accessed directly from the customisable home screen, to reduce driver distraction.

In addition, customers have the option of a full-colour head-up display, putting high-resolution driving information directly into the driver’s eyeline, removing the need to look away from the road ahead.

Smartphone integration is also simple, thanks to Apple CarPlay, while the advanced Bluetooth technology can connect two smartphones simultaneously. Android Auto is also available as standard, as well as wireless charging with signal boosting technology.

Discovery models with 6-cylinder Ingenium engines feature an advanced driveline which optimises the torque split between front and rear axles, using a range of sensors to distribute power to suit the conditions.

The new intelligent all-wheel drive system maximises traction, on-road dynamics and driveline efficiency, resulting in improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions in normal driving, with no compromise to Discovery’s trademark all-terrain capability.

The availability of configurable terrain response allows drivers to fine-tune the Discovery’s throttle mapping, gearbox shift points, steering and suspension settings to suit their preferences and requirements.

The new Discovery introduces two new straight-six Ingenium engines, both petrol and diesel, featuring 48V mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology for enhanced efficiency, performance and smoothness.

The straight-six engine family was designed and developed in-house and the advanced diesel is available in 221kW, while the powerful petrol delivers 265kW.

The 2021 Discovery is available in Discovery, S, SE and HSE trim levels (D300), or in sporty R-Dynamic guise (D300 and P360).

Pricing starts from $99,900 (plus on-roads) through to the range topping Discovery R-Dynamic HSE P360, that starts from $118,600 (plus on-roads).

For further information, please contact your local Land Rover dealer or visit the Land Rover website to build your vehicle.

2021 Land Rover Discovery
2021 Land Rover Discovery interior (overseas model shown)
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.

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