Sophisticated enhancements announced for new Land Rover Discovery

The new Discovery combines exceptional design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior, embodying the spirit of family adventure that has characterised Land Rover’s premium family SUV for more than 30 years.

New enhanced features for the 2021 Land Rover Discovery include distinctive LED headlights and taillights, with refreshed bumpers, new upgraded infotainment options, comfier second row seating, and the assertive road presence of the new R-Dynamic grade. 

Featuring the latest generation of powerful and efficient six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines, advanced PIVI Pro infotainment and superior comfort and practicality, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery remains one of the most capable, connected and versatile full seven-seat premium SUVs in the world.  


With Land Rover’s new Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) underpinning a suite of advanced technologies, the newly upgraded Discovery delivers improved levels of sophistication, desirability and efficiencywhile retaining its customary breadth of on- and off-road capability and towing credentials.  


From its updated Terrain Response 2 system and Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) updates to its new Cabin Air Filtration, New Discovery looks after customers like never before 


“The Land Rover team have made vast and notable improvements both internally and externally to the new model Discovery, whilcontinuing the vehicles legacy and maintaining its position as best-in-class versatile SUV,” says Steve Kenchington, General Manager, Land Rover New Zealand. 


The distinct character and optimised proportions of New Discovery embrace more than three decades of design evolution. Discovery DNA design cues – including the clamshell bonnet, the stepped roof and the highly visible C-pillar – remain, but the latest Discovery delivers a bold exterior evolution optimised to project a more confident road presence.  


New signature LED headlights with a daytime running light signature set lower into the units create a more purposeful look, while the revised front bumper features a wider body-coloured graphic and new side vents combine for a more purposeful and dynamic appearance.  


At the rear, the new Discovery features signature LED lights, which are joined across the back of vehicle by a new gloss black panel incorporating the trademark Discovery script. The new R-Dynamic model brings a more assertive character and purposeful stance with a series of unique design elements, including purposeful exterior accents on the outside and two-tone leather and contrast seat stitching on the inside.  


Inside, the 2021 Discovery 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 new PIVI Pro infotainment system. 

A completely redesigned centre console houses its 48% 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 when starting the vehicle for the first time. 


In combination with the 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display, the new Discovery provides high-definition 3D mapping within the instrumentation, leaving the central touchscreen free to control other applications. The high-resolution digital instruments can be configured to show a pair of conventional dials, full-screen 3D navigation guidance or a combination of the two, allowing drivers to customise the view to suit their preference.  


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.  


Convenience onboard is further enhanced by the introduction of Land Rover’s Click and Go tablet holders, incorporated into the front seatbacks. The easy-to-use system also includes USB-A charging sockets that are perfectly located to minimise trailing wires. 


The new Land Rover Discovery features the added convenience of an optional hands-free Gesture Tailgate which can detect the wave of a foot beneath the rear bumper to open the bootwhile the powered Inner Tailgate restrains loose items in the huge 2,485-litre load space (with third row of seats stowed) and doubles as a handy bench. Even with seven seats in use, the boot provides 258-litres of luggage space and all occupants have somewhere to charge electronic devices.  


Staying in the back, the second-row seats have been carefully redesigned for enhanced comfort. Improved lateral support, longer thicker cushions and careful seat profiling all contribute to greater under-thigh support and improved posture for occupants. Comfort is further improved by the relocation of the second row air-vents from the B-pillars to the centre console, providing increased airflow to second-row passengers who have their own hidden-until-lit ventilation controls and power supplies.  


The new Discovery introduces new straight-six 3.0-litre Ingenium diesel engines, designed and developed in-house at Jaguar Land Rover. The advanced diesel engine line-up is available in 183kW and 221kW outputs. 

New Land Rover Discovery is priced from $119,900 in New Zealand and available to order now. 

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