2021 Land Rover Discovery - British Refreshment

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
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]

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 10, 2020

    If the rear registration plate isn't centered left to right, what else have they missed?? But nevermind all that, how many uncounted ballots can you stash in the back? (I kid, I kid.)

  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on Nov 10, 2020

    I just made discovery that I do not want Discovery.

  • Alan I would think Ford would beef up the drive line considering the torque increase, horse power isn't a factor here. I looked at a Harrop supercharger for my vehicle. Harrop offered two stages of performance. The first was a paltry 100hp to the wheels (12 000AUD)and the second was 250hp to the wheels ($20 000 (engine didn't rev harder so torque was significantly increased)). The Stage One had no drive line changes, but the Stage Two had drive line modifications. My vehicle weighs roughly the same as a full size pickup and the 400'ish hp I have is sufficient, I had little use for another 100 let alone 250hp. I couldn't see much difference in the actual supercharger setup other than a ratio change for the drive of the supercharger, so that extra $8 000 went into the drive line.
  • ToolGuy Question: F-150 FP700 ( Bronze or Black) supercharger kit is legal in 50 states, while the Mustang supercharger kit is banned in California -- why??
  • ToolGuy Last picture: Labeling the accelerator as "play" and the brake pedal as "pause" might be cute, but it feels wrong. It feels wrong because it is wrong, and it is wrong because Calculus.Sidebar: I have some in-laws who engage the accelerator and brake on a binary on/off all-in basis. So annoying as a passenger.Drive smoothly out there. 🙂
  • Johnny ringo It's an interesting vehicle, I'd like to see VW offer the two row Buzz in the states also.
  • Chuck Norton And guys are having wide spread issues with the 10 speed transmission with the HP numbers out of the factory......