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Updated Land Rover Discovery gets new engines and tech

Date: 10 November 2020   |   Author: Sean Keywood

The Land Rover Discovery has become the firm's latest model to receive a range facelift, including new mild hybrid engines and updated technology.

The 48V mild hybrid system, which assists the engine when accelerating and helps smooth out stop-start operation, comes with a 360hp petrol engine, and 249hp and 300hp diesel engines - a conventional 300hp petrol is also available.

The engines are mated to a new intelligent all-wheel drive system, which Land Rover says automatically sends torque to the axle that needs it most for improved efficiency.

Combined fuel economy figures on the WLTP cycle are from 25.7mpg for the 300hp petrol, 27mpg for the 360hp petrol mild hybrid, and 34.2mpg for the diesel mild hybrids, while respective CO2 emissions figures are 248g/km, 236g/km, and 216g/km.

Exterior styling changes for the updated Discovery include new LED headlights and tail lights, along with new front and rear bumpers.

Inside, the Discovery gets the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system that's been rolling out across the Land Rover range, with an 11.4in touchscreen and over-the-air software updates.

There's also a new cabin air ionisation system to filter out harmful air particles, and a second-generation wearable Activity Key.

Land Rover also says the car's second row seats have been redesigned, with the aim of increasing passenger comfort.

The facelifted Discovery is available to order now. Prices start at £53,090.