The updated Land Rover Discovery’s tailgate will still annoy symmetry freaks

There are improvements inside the cabin and under the hood, though
by Ollie Kew | Nov 10, 2020
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The Land Rover Discovery has had the facelift treatment, and no, tailgate-gate still hasn’t been solved. Land Rover is sticking to the wonky rear-end door treatment. But it has come up with some new LED graphics, fresh wheel designs up to 22 inches across, and some tweaked grille motifs. The R-Dynamic kit now looks sportier, apparently. But isn’t that what a Range Rover Sport is for?

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We digress. Inside, the Discovery has had a much-needed infotainment overhaul, gaining the latest 11.4-inch Pivi Pro touchscreen with faster loading times than before and over-the-air updates. There’s a refreshed instrument screen behind the steering wheel, and a new head-up display on the options list. You’re unlikely to be short of information in there.

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Most of the engines have now gone mild-hybrid, with 48V starter-generator tech on the P360 straight-six gasoline and both of the straight-six turbodiesels, offering either 250hp or 300hp. The entry-level Disco is a non-hybrid 300hp four-cylinder gasoline.

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All models get air suspension as standard and adaptive all-wheel drive that shuffles the power about to the wheel that can best deploy it.

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There’s optional Terrain Response 2 off-roading tech, which adds even more settings, modes, and intelligence to the Disco’s getting muddy/sandy/snowy arsenal, and the car can tow 3.5 tons, sense when you’re wading through water, help you park a trailer, and use cameras to ‘see through’ the hood when climbing. There’s also motorized self-folding for all seven seats.

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In short, it’s pretty tricky to think of a situation this side of Nürburgring lapping that the Disco can’t really conquer with ease, and it’s now got a better touchscreen than a Bentley Bentayga, while prices start at just over £53,000 (P3.37 million).

Which makes you think (being sensible for a second here), is this all the SUV you could ever really need?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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