Land Rover has launched the Discovery facelift in India, with prices starting at Rs 88.06 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The three-row SUV is available in two trim levels – Discovery and Discovery R-Dynamic – and three variants – S, SE and HSE – for buyers to choose from. However, Land Rover is yet to release detailed prices of all the variants.
Discovery facelift available in three variants – S, SE and HSE
Features a new 11.4-inch touchscreen with Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment system
Both 3.0-litre engines feature 48V mild-hybrid tech
Land Rover Discovery facelift: exterior
The Discovery facelift remains largely similar to its predecessor, though the exterior styling has been spruced up in certain places. The front fascia has been restyled to bring it in line with the latest iteration of the Discovery Sport. Chief among the changes up front is a new bumper, a restyled grille and headlamps that now feature the LED Matrix tech on higher variants. At the back, the asymmetrical profile of the tailgate has been carried over, though the design has been enhanced with a new bumper and a pair of reworked tail-lamps that sport bolder LED elements.
The standard Discovery facelift (L) and the Discovery facelift in the R-Dynamic trim (R).
Meanwhile, the new R-Dynamic trim line provides a gloss-black treatment to numerous trim elements, including the grille, bumper and body cladding, alloy wheels, wing mirrors and the roof.
Land Rover Discovery facelift: interior
Inside, the Discovery facelift's cabin retains the basic layout of the outgoing model, albeit with a raft of upgrades. Taking centre stage on the dashboard is a new 11.4-inch touchscreen. Dubbed the Pivi Pro, the new infotainment system is shared with the recent crop of JLR models and is said to be far more intuitive to operate than the 10.0-inch Touch Pro display it replaces.
The air-con panel has also been restyled with new touch controls. Further down, the rotary gear knob from the previous Discovery has made way for a more conventional gear selector. Also new is the chunky, four-spoke steering that is similar to the one in the new Defender.
Land Rover also says that the second-row seats have been redesigned for enhanced comfort. The seats now get improved lateral support, longer and thicker cushions and better seat profiling, all of which contribute to greater under-thigh support and improved posture for passengers.
Land Rover Discovery facelift: features
In terms of features, the top-spec Discovery R-Dynamic HSE model comes equipped with the new Pivi Pro infotainment system with over-the-air (OTA) updates and connected car tech, heated and cooled front seats with memory function, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, PM2.5 cabin air filtration system, Land Rover’s Click and Go tablet holders in the front seatbacks, a Meridien sound system, 360-degree parking camera, Land Rover’s “ClearSight Ground View” camera system, Matrix LED headlamps, auto headlamps and wipers, electrically foldable second- and third-row seats and a host of driving assistance tech.
Also on offer are optional extras like an activity key, a panoramic sunroof, heads-up display, hands-free gesture tailgate and four-zone climate control. As before, the Discovery continues to be offered with adaptive dampers, standard air suspension and Terrain Response 2 traction modes.
Land Rover Discovery facelift: engine options
The Land Rover Discovery facelift comes with three engine options – two petrols and one diesel. There’s a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that produces 300hp and 400Nm of torque and a larger 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that pushes out 360hp and 500Nm of torque.
The sole diesel engine on offer is a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder unit that puts out 300hp and 650Nm of torque. Both 3.0-litre engines feature 48V mild-hybrid tech to improve fuel efficiency. An 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system are standard across the range.
Land Rover Discovery facelift: rivals
In terms of rivals, the Discovery competes with other luxury SUVs like the BMW X5, the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90.
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