The new 2022 Land Rover Discovery prototype has been spied testing recently, and it’s expected to be fully revealed in 2021. After a few years of outstanding sales, Land Rover has started to work on the facelift version. Like the predecessor, the upcoming SUV will feature some small improvements. At first glance, it appears that the design-wise of the new model will not drastically change.
Moreover, the same charming look is present, and we can see some subtle updates on the front fascia. It appears that the rear end is also refreshed, but due to heavy camouflage, we cannot be sure what is precisely updated. As for the engine, many gossips suggesting that the manufacturer will focus on greener and more efficient powertrains.
2022 Land Rover Discovery First Look
The upcoming 2022 Land Rover Discovery, compared to previous generations, comes with many novelties. The prototype was caught on Germany’s roads a few days ago, wearing a mild camouflage. However, we managed to see some refreshments that are happening on the front fascia of this SUV.
First of all, the prototype features a new pair of LED headlights and the same grill that characterize this SUV. Looking at this SUV from the side, we noticed an attractive styling and the same black wheels that we saw on the previous model. Generally, most of the updates are visible on the front. However, consider that this is a prototype, we should expect more changes to the final version.
Interior Layout and Features
The 2022 Land Rover Discovery will keep the same layout inside. This model can be chosen with eider the 2rd-seat setup or the 3rd-row optional. Basically, upper trims like Landmark and HSE Luxury models are solely 7-seaters.
Behind the third row, one can found 10.1 cubic feet of luggage space. However, this can be expanded folding seats to a maximum cargo volume of 83.7 cubic feet.
Like the predecessor, the base SE model is well appointed. This trim is featuring dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating surfaces, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, panoramic sunroof with power blinds, power tailgate/inner tailgate, and more. Also, standard equipment includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, a 10-inch infotainment touch screen, and Bluetooth.
The safety of the new 2022 Land Rover Discovery is better than ever. The manufacturer offers with this SUV automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, and rear parking sensors.
2022 Land Rover Discovery Powertrain Specs
The standard engine in the 2022 Land Rover Discovery is a supercharged gasoline-fueled 3.0-liter V6 making an impressive 340 horsepower. The option is still a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel that generates less horsepower than its supercharged sibling. This model produces 254 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, this unit brings more torque to the party, along with better fuel economy. Besides, both engines use a fuel-saving stop/start feature, which can be finally disabled. Also, an 8-speed automatic transmission comes as the only option.
On top of that, the all-wheel-drive system is standard, and it includes a single-speed transfer case. Towing is also acceptable, and with a more potent engine, the Land Rover Discovery can tow a maximum of 8,200 pounds.
Hybrid Powertrain Rumors
According to some early reports, the forthcoming Land Rover Discovery might also get some sort of electrification. Land Rover will focus on greener and more efficient powertrains. The first candidate is a 48-volt hybrid technology that Land Rover used on some of its cars. However, until now, officials didn’t confirm anything regarding the hybrid powertrain.
2022 Land Rover Discovery Release Date and Price
The new version 2022 Land Rover Discovery will be most likely arrive at some point next year. Unlike the predecessor, we think that the new model will cost slightly more. The current model starts at $52,300, while the Discovery Landmark cost $59,525.
The HSE Luxury trim is on the top, and it starts at $68,225 before options. The five-seater Land Rover Discovery starts with a higher price than 7-passenger rivals like the Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60, and Volvo XC90.