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2021 Land Rover Discovery spotted in testing

Added: 06 July 2020

Land Rover have not disclosed any details about the new model other than the fact that it is a ‘model-year update’. They’ve disguised the exterior pretty well with some camouflaged body paint. While it’s clear there won’t be any major changes to the shape of the car, the extensive camo suggests that there may be some new exterior features that Land Rover don’t want us to know about yet.

What could these new exterior features be? Given the heavy use of camouflage on the front end of the vehicle, perhaps we can expect a newly styled grille and bumper. It’s also possible that there may be other new features such as light clusters.

Another interesting find about the new Land Rover Discovery is that it has been registered to the DVLA as a ‘hybrid model’. This suggests that there could be a plug-in hybrid variant of the 2021 Land Rover Discovery. Any signs of the car’s power socket are hidden under the camouflage.

With many countries around the world now promoting a shift to EVs, many manufacturers are starting to expand their hybrid options. Land rover already has a number of hybrid models that fans can choose from, and hybrid versions of the new Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque have already been set for release next year. However, a hybrid version of the 2021 Discovery is still an exciting prospect for fans of this iconic model who have been wanting to embrace greener driving.

What other features can we expect from a new Land Rover discovery?

The prototype glimpses give us no clue as to what’s going on inside the car. Land Rover regularly make changes to the interior, so there could be some cool new features to expect. It is like the infotainment screen will be improved further and there may be added extra aesthetic features. 

The engine is likely to be a mild hybrid as found on the Range Rover last year. The upcoming Evoque and Discovery Sport will both use a 197bhp 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol engine with a 107bhp electric powertrain. The engine in the new discovery is likely to be a little different – most likely a diesel engine with a 48V battery.

Further details aren’t likely to be officially released until the end of 2020 with the launch of Land Rover’s latest seven-seater SUVs. 

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