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2021 Land Rover Discovery Exterior Front Quarter

D300 should prove most popular as Land Rover ups engine size against the trend. 

Amidst all the Defender fanfare, Land Rover has quietly updated its Discovery.

Since its launch in 2017, the Discovery has created tension amongst loyal Land Rover followers, with its interpretation of the model’s design heritage. That said, the platform and its all-terrain capabilities have been proven as outstanding.

With this mid-lifecycle update, Land Rover has added very subtle styling upgrades, superior infotainment and some new engines.

Although the Discovery’s core body panels remain unchanged, it does have new bumper air intakes and a revised LED signature, in both the front and rear light clusters.

A significant technology feature is an improved infotainment system. Land Rover realised that its Discovery customers desire to be perpetually connected and the company’s Pivi Pro infotainment system boasts an 11.4-inch touchscreen interface, which is 48% larger than before.

With an independent power source and customed software, the Pivi Pro system promises stability and seamless responses, no matter how complicated your infotainment multitasking becomes. The latest four-spoke Land Rover steering wheel design, with its haptic controls, has also been added to this latest Discovery’s cabin.

The engine line-up has been narrowed for South Africa, with a single diesel option replacing the SD4 and SD6. This D300 engine boosts 221 kW and 650 Nm.

For those Discovery customers who prefer the high-speed responsiveness of a turbopetrol, there is a P360 derivative too, producing 265 kW and 500 Nm. Both these Land Rover Discovery engines are of the in-line six-cylinder configuration.

The price grade for Land Rover’s improved Discover starts at R1 452 700, for the D300 S and peaks at R1 710 900, for a P360 HSE R-Dynamic. This restructured Discovery range features six derivatives.

Land Rover Discovery Pricing in South Africa (November 2020)

Excludes CO2 tax

Land Rover Discovery D300 S                         R1 452 700

Land Rover Discovery D300 SE R-Dynamic    R1 561 200

Land Rover Discovery D300 HSE R-Dynamic  R1 675,900

Land Rover Discovery P360 S                         R1 487 600

Land Rover Discovery P360 SE R-Dynamic     R1 596 100

Land Rover Discovery P360 HSE R-Dynamic  R1 710 900

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