New Safety Tech, No More Mild Hybrid
The face of the Discovery Sport is mostly carried over from 2020, meaning it’s a maturation of the car’s design ahead of the refresh. The LED daytime running lights are no longer circular and the rear of the car receives a light massage for a more upscale look. Other features of the Discovery, such as the stepped roof design and body-colored C-pillar, are present and taken care of, and there are large vertical strakes reworked at each front corner, just like on the Discovery 2021.
Inside, the changes are a bit more thorough. The new Pivi Pro infotainment system from the Jaguar-Land Rover Group, which debuted in the new Jaguar F-Pace and XF, has made its way to the Disco Sport and, recently, the Discovery 2021. The new system can support up to two bluetooth phones at a time and promises to be faster, more intuitive and constantly up to date with live updates.
Pivi is also customizable, just like your smartphone, and will show drivers the information they value most. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now part of the range. The Disco Sport can be used with up to seven USB ports, and there are other optional perks, such as a wireless charger with a signal booster hidden in the center console.
For 2021, Discovery Sport also comes with new security technology, including a standard 3D panoramic view camera. Other niceties such as traffic sign recognition, lane keeping assistance and a driver monitor are now also available.
Regardless of the trim, all Discovery Sports are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that develops 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, meaning Land Rover has ditched the slightly more powerful version of the same-engine “P290” mild hybrid, which is not available for 2021. Prices for the base Discovery Sport S P250 start at $ 42,950 and increase from there. You can expect the 2021 Discovery Sport to hit dealerships early next year.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Price
- Discovery Sport S P250: $ 42,950
- Discovery Sport SE P250: $ 46,350
- Discovery Sport R-Dynamic S P250: $ 44,650
- Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE P250: $ 48,000