Land Rover has unwrapped its refreshed Discovery range, with a trimmed line-up set to launch in South Africa in the first half of 2021.
Interestingly, the local seven-seater range will be limited to a pair of (new) six-cylinder powerplants, with the four-pot base engine seemingly scrapped. Pricing will start at R1 452 700, before emissions tax (for the record, the current line-up kicks off at R1 090 074, admittedly for the old SD4 engine).
The refreshed Discovery will be offered with the choice of two new 3,0-litre straight-six Ingenium engines. The P360 uses a petrol mill featuring 48 V mild-hybrid technology and offering 265 kW and 500 N.m to all four corners. The D300 turbodiesel unit, meanwhile, effectively replaces the SD4 and SDV6 oil-burners, generating 221 kW and 650 N.m.
What else has changed? Well, the Discovery gains revised LED headlamps, a redesigned front bumper and dynamic front and rear indicators. The new R-Dynamic package adds items such as gloss-black exterior accents and two-tone leather (with contrast stitching) inside.
The cabin furthermore benefits from a “completely redesigned” centre console now featuring an 11,4-inch touchscreen running the latest Pivi Pro software and capable of over-the-air updates. There’s also a 12,3-inch digital instrument cluster, a fresh four-spoke steering wheel and the option of a full-colour head-up display.
Meanwhile, the second-row seats have been redesigned for “enhanced comfort”, gaining improved lateral support, longer (and thicker) cushions and new seat profiling. In addition, the second-row air-vents have been moved from the B-pillars to the centre console.
The updated Discovery also gains the British firm’s latest Terrain Response 2, with all models shipping standard with air suspension.
In South Africa, the refreshed Discovery will be offered in S, SE R-Dynamic and HSE R-Dynamic trim levels.
Pricing (excluding CO2 emissions 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