The new generation of Land Rover’s compact SUV arrived last year but it looks like there are some interesting novelties already for the second production year. Of course, we won’t see any design changes, but there are important novelties, both in terms of powertrain and features. The next-year model will get a couple of updates under the hood and all of them will be in terms of electrification. So, we can say that the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Hybrid is the biggest novelty for the next year.
Other than powertrain updates, the next-year model will come with a new Black version, which will be one of the range-topping models in the offer. Also, you may count on an updated infotainment system and well as on a couple more interesting things in terms of standard equipment.
Still, the overall design will remain the same, so we are about to see a familiar layout, which means that the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Gets New Hybrid Models
When it comes to the powertrain, the upcoming model will come with a couple of important updates. However, things won’t change in North America. These novelties are reserved for the markets where this SUV comes in diesel variants. This particularly refers to Europe and we are about to see hybridized versions of a familiar 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. It comes in two output versions, with 165 and 200 horsepower. Both will get a mild hybrid system that improves fuel economy and acceleration. For the European market, another big novelty will be the introduction of a more powerful version of a 2.0-liter petrol unit, with a max output of 286 horsepower.
This engine is already available in North America and it is reserved for higher-grade models. On the other side, base versions come with a weaker version of this engine, which puts out 246 horses.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Design
As we are talking about a pretty fresh model, the overall design will remain pretty much the same. This refers to both mechanics and aesthetics. In terms of mechanics, the new Land Rover Discovery Sport 2021 will carry on with the same setup that provides a fine balance between strong off-road performances and smooth on-road drive. Visually, things will also remain the same, except for the new Black version.
This model will come with several aesthetical upgrades, starting from a contrast roof. You may also count on lots of blacked details, starting from 20-inch wheels, trim etc.
Despite we are talking a pretty fresh model, we are about to updates on the inside. When it comes to the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport interior, the biggest novelty will be a new infotainment system, called Pivi, which should be far more user-friendly compared to the current one.
Among the novelties, we should also mention those reserved for the Black model. This one will feature a cabin equipped with goodies like an exclusive color scheme, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and two-zone climate control. Also, we should mention the addition of a Rear Traffic Monitor and Surround 3D View Camera.
Other than that, the overall interior layout will remain the same. We are about to see a familiar cabin layout, which features solid build quality. It’s not as luxurious as some rivals, but the build quality is at a very high level. Also, it mostly features classic design solutions, so we don’t believe that someone would find this dashboard unappealing. The amount of passenger space is generous in both rows. Moreover, the second-row bench is arguably among the most comfortable in the class. Optionally, you can also get the third row of seats, though this one isn’t particularly spacious, especially when compared to the mid-size Discovery.
When it comes to the cargo area, things are pretty good. This crossover offers around 35 cubic feet behind the second row and 60 cubic feet of the overall cargo space.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport sometime late in the year, with the base price around 38.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, some of the rivals are models like Mercedes-Benz GLB, Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Audi Q5 etc.