Changes to 2021 Land Rover Models Include Special Editions, New Engines, Defender 90

Liz Kim | Dec 04, 2020

For the 2021 model year, Land Rover introduces the all-new Defender 90 to its lineup of sometimes elegant, mostly rough-and-tumble SUVs. Land Rover streamlines engine selections for most members of the lineup, and new special editions debut. Land Rover also updates most of its SUVs with its new Pivi Pro infotainment platform, which debuted in last year’s Defender 110. Only the aging Range Rover and Range Rover Sport miss out on the dramatically improved tech.

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 X-Dynamic Front View

2021 Land Rover Defender Changes - Find the best Land Rover deals!

Land Rover’s new-but-retro Defender soldiers into its second year with the addition of the new Defender 90, a short-wheelbase iteration of the Defender 110 equipped with three doors, five trim levels, two powertrains, and seating for six. Additionally, Land Rover introduces a new X-Dynamic appearance package for Defender 110 models with the S, SE, and HSE trim levels. 

2021 Land Rover Discovery Changes - Find the best Land Rover deals!

The 2021 Land Rover Discovery, the only one of the company’s SUV’s equipped with standard three-row, seven-passenger seating, receives numerous updates to the styling, the cabin, and the engine bay. This year, the Disco offers a choice between two turbocharged, mild-hybrid powerplants. A 296-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder is standard and a 355-hp 3.0-liter 6-cylinder is optional. Inside, you’ll note the new Pivi Pro infotainment screen, a new digital gauge cluster, improved second-row accommodations, and easier-to-fold third-row seats. The Discovery’s Activity Key is updated, too, and features like a head-up display and click-and-go tablet holders are available. 

2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Changes - Find the best Land Rover deals!

Smaller in size and less expensive than the Discovery, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport gets the new Pivi Pro infotainment system, along with a 3D surround-view camera, a driver monitoring system, traffic sign recognition, and lane-keeping assistance as standard equipment. Additional new options for 2021 include an Online Pack smartphone integration system and a new air filtration system with a PM2.5 filter. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Changes - Find the best Land Rover deals!

Land Rover’s flagship SUV may be nearly a decade old now, but new special editions keep interest high. For 2021, a Range Rover Fifty Edition celebrates 50 years since the first version of the iconic SUV rolled off an assembly line. Land Rover will produce 1,970 examples with unique badging, each one based on the Autobiography trim level. A new Westminster Edition also debuts, based on the Range Rover HSE, while the 2021 Range Rover Dynamic Black Edition is a new version of the SV Autobiography.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Changes - Find the best Land Rover deals!

Redesigned for 2020, Land Rover’s smallest Range Rover sees minor changes for 2021 – aside from the new Pivi Pro infotainment upgrade. The 2021 Range Rover Evoque now includes a new 3D surround-view camera as standard equipment. A rear collision warning system, an Online Pack to seamlessly integrate a smartphone to the infotainment system, and a new PM2.5 air filtration system are available.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Changes - Find the best Land Rover deals!

A new HSE Silver Edition joins the Range Rover Sport family, equipping the SUV with black 21-inch wheels and silver exterior trim, while the SVR Carbon Edition installs a carbon fiber hood and carbon fiber accents in and out of the SUV. A Premium Black Pack appearance package is newly available for the HSE Dynamic trim level, with a blacked-out exterior and black 21- or 22-inch wheels. A new PM2.5 air filtration system also comes standard for 2021.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Changes - Find the best Land Rover deals!

The Range Rover Velar midsize SUV gets two new powerplants for the year, in addition to the standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. A turbocharged, 335-hp inline-six comes with the Velar P340, while a mild-hybrid I6 produces 395 hp in the Velar R-Dynamic HSE. Additionally, the Velar benefits from active road noise cancellation, a new PM2.5 air filtration system, and a next-generation Activity Key with an LCD watch.

Land Rover is the source of information in this article. It was accurate on December 4, 2020, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker’s website or your local dealership.

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