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The 2021 Land Rover Discovery: A Luxury 7-Seater SUV with the Family in Mind | Monchster Chronicles

2021 Land Rover Discovery

Featuring a powerful and efficient 48V MHEV powertrain, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment, and superior comfort and practicality, New Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate, versatile seven-seat premium SUV.


Sophisticated design: Enhanced exterior features distinctive new LED headlights and taillights with fresh front and rear bumpers. 

Contemporary interior: Enhanced center console features advanced Pivi Pro infotainment while new second-row seats offer superior comfort.

Faster, smarter, better connected: New Pivi Pro infotainment features a large 11.4-inch HD touchscreen and advanced connectivity.

Enhanced efficiency: All-New Ingenium 3.0L inline 6-cylinder diesel engine with 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology for superior performance and efficiency 

Available to order now: New Discovery is priced at Php 6,490,000

Discovery | Versatile, 7-Seat Family SUV | Land Rover Philippines.

A new discovery for 2021

A mid-cycle facelift Discovery is now offered at All British Cars (ABC), the sole authorized dealer of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, parts, and accessories in the Philippines. 

New 2021 Discovery combines an exceptional design evolution with a versatile and intelligently packaged interior which embodies the spirit of family adventure that has characterized Land Rover’s premium family SUV for more than 30 years. 

Featuring the latest generation of powerful and efficient six-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, advanced Pivi Pro infotainment, and superior comfort and practicality, New Discovery remains one of the most capable, connected, and versatile full seven-seat premium SUVs in the world.

Gerry McGovern, Chief Creative Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “New Discovery is a beautifully proportioned and sophisticated premium SUV. This compelling and versatile vehicle has been refined in every detail, enhancing its characterful exterior and hugely versatile interior to ensure the Discovery maintains its position as the most capable and family-friendly full-size SUV in the world.”

Sophisticated design

The distinct character and optimized proportions of New Discovery embrace more than three decades of design evolution. Discovery DNA design cues – including the clamshell bonnet, the stepped roof, and the highly visible C-pillar – remain, but New Discovery delivers a bold exterior evolution optimized to project a more confident road presence. 

New signature LED headlights with a daytime running light signature set lower into the units create a more purposeful look.

A revised front bumper and new side vents combine for a more purposeful and dynamic appearance. At the rear, New Discovery features new signature LED lights, which are joined across the back of vehicle by a new Gloss Black panel. Following Land Rover’s reductive design philosophy, this panel incorporates the trademark Discovery script, providing a cleaner rear graphic. 

Connected technologies

Inside, New Discovery benefits from enhancements designed to highlight the premium position and craftsmanship of its full-size seven-seat layout, with a spacious cabin incorporating Land Rover’s cutting-edge Pivi Pro infotainment. A completely redesigned center console houses its 11.4-inch, full HD touchscreen, which provides a fast and intuitive interface. 

With a simplified menu structure and pioneering design, Pivi Pro provides immediate responses – even when starting the vehicle for the first time. Its built-in backup battery means navigation initialization takes just seconds, while the logical menus allow the most commonly used functions to be accessed directly from the customizable home screen, to reduce driver distraction. 

In combination with the Interactive Driver Display, New Discovery provides high-definition 3D mapping within the instrumentation, leaving the central touchscreen free to control other applications. The high-resolution digital instruments can be configured to show a pair of conventional dials, full-screen 3D navigation guidance, or a combination of the two, allowing drivers to customize the view to suit their preference.

Smartphone integration is also simple, thanks to Apple CarPlay, while the advanced Bluetooth technology can connect two smartphones simultaneously. Android Auto is also available as standard.

Versatility at its heart

First-rate family versatility is a hallmark of the Discovery SUV family and the spacious and intelligent New Discovery is no exception. Even with seven seats in use, the boot provides 172 liters of luggage space and all occupants have somewhere to charge electronic devices.

Inside, Intelligent Seat Fold technology allows passengers to effortlessly configure the seating layout using the central touchscreen.

In the back, the second-row seats have been carefully redesigned for enhanced comfort. Improved lateral support, longer thicker cushions, and careful seat profiling all contribute to greater under-thigh support and improved posture for occupants. 

Advanced powertrain

New Discovery introduces a new straight-six Ingenium engine, featuring 48V Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for enhanced efficiency, performance, and smoothness. 

Intelligent 48V MHEV technology ensures the new engines meet the most stringent global emissions regulations and deliver improved responses. 

The clever system harvests and stores energy generated during deceleration, and redeploys it to assist the engine when accelerating, providing six-cylinder performance and four-cylinder efficiency.

Breadth of Capability

New Discovery is the ultimate family-friendly SUV for the road, delivering unrivaled, exceptional long-haul comfort for seven people.

Standard electric air suspension provides cosseting ride comfort in all environments and features automatic speed lowering to improve aerodynamic efficiency and enhance economy when cruising on motorways. Adaptive Dynamics damper technology – fitted to all models – monitors vehicle movements up to 500 times a second, reacting to driver or road inputs almost instantaneously for greater body control, ensuring a composed, flat ride. 

With Terrain Response technology, New Discovery is always automatically primed to suit the driving conditions while the new Wade Mode optimizes the vehicle for deep water fording – even applying the brakes automatically when the driver disengages Wade Mode, to restore full performance from the first application of the brakes. 

Mike Cross, Land Rover Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, said: “New Discovery combines superb all-terrain suspension geometry with rewarding dynamics and excellent body control while maintaining our family SUV’s famed ride quality and comfort. With a state-of-the-art suspension design, lightweight aluminum architecture, and intelligent drivetrains we’ve returned the car to deliver a seven-seat SUV that is hugely versatile, highly capable, incredibly refined, yet more engaging to drive.” 

New Discovery also benefits from ClearSight Ground View technology, providing drivers with a view of the obscured ground directly beneath the front of the vehicle using the central touchscreen and a combination of forward-facing cameras. The clever feature is the realization of Land Rover’s futuristic transparent bonnet concept and supports the driver when negotiating steep off-road inclines or hidden urban obstacles.

Hakuba Silver and Lantau Bronze adds to the new exterior color options available for the 2021 Discovery.

The new 2021 Discovery is priced at Php 6,490,000.00 and is available for viewing at the All British Cars showroom in Greenhills and at BGC Boutique Showroom in 5th Ave. cor. 24th Street. 

Clients may set an appointment before visiting the showroom or book a virtual appointment by contacting (02) 8784 5003 / +63 919 083 6397 for Greenhills and (02) 8424 4200 / +63 919 083 6726 for Bonifacio Global City. 

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