The upcoming Land Rover Defender has been spied with a more hi-tech interior.
Now that the 2020 Land Rover Discovery has launched, Land Rover can focus on updating the Discovery, which is due for a refresh having been on sale since 2017. We got our first look at the new Land Rover Discovery facelift back in June, but this time our spies managed to get a peek inside the overhauled cabin. In contrast to the current model's ten-inch display, the updated Land Rover Discovery prototype is fitted with a larger infotainment display. The steering wheel also appears to have been redesigned.
As for the exterior, the prototype is still covered in camouflage disguising the front and rear fascias, so expect the front and rear bumpers to get some design tweaks.
We're also expecting the headlights and taillight designs to be updated to keep the current Land Rover Discovery looking fresh. Other than that, the updated Land Rover Discovery will retain its familiar boxy shape. The prototype still appears to be fitted with the old model's bumper, but this is likely to change as the prototype gets closer to production.
Bigger changes will likely be found under the hood. The upcoming Land Rover Discovery is expected to utilize a 48-volt mild-hybrid system to lower emissions and improve the fuel economy.
We're also expecting a plug-in hybrid version of the new Discovery facelift to go on sale alongside the current Range Rover Hybrid and Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The Range Rover Sport PHEV packs a turbocharged inline-four gasoline engine and an electric motor producing 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque combined, so this setup could carry over to the new Land Rover Discovery facelift.
Land Rover hasn't announced when the updated Discovery will debut, but it could break cover later this year and go on sale for the 2021 model year.