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Land Rover Discovery Facelift First Spotted, Possibly a Plug-in Hybrid

A prototype of the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Facelift hit the road. The first spy shots give a glimpse of the upcoming model.

Visual changes are minor. More significant updates are expected under the hood.

There will be some interior tweaks and equipment upgrades, like a more powerful infotainment system or a smart rearview mirror.

The 2021 Discovery will adopt a plug-in hybrid powertrain, for the first time in the model’s history. A 48-volt technology with a starter-generator for both gasoline and diesel engines will be supposedly available as well.

This Land Rover Discovery is, so to say, a trial vehicle for the new PHEV system. And we hope it will be more powerful than the 1.5-liter one the carmaker introduced for the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.

The current 2020 Land Rover Discovery is priced between $52,300-$69,200 in the USA. The SUV is highly capable off-road, and it has a spacious cabin with luxe materials.

Drawbacks include a sluggish infotainment system, below-average predicted reliability rating, poor fuel economy with the base model. Besides, its engines are not as potent as some rivals’. 

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