Land Rover has upped their commitment to improving the environmental qualities of its vehicles by introducing new engines to the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. The brand has already given other vehicles under their umbrella new engines, and they’re giving the same treatment to the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.
These are mild-hybrid diesel engines, which will make the cars that they power more efficient than previous models. There’ll be two different power outputs for the engines: the D165 will have 163PS, and the D200 will have 204PS.
The D165 is considered to be the entry-level option. This comes with both a manual or automatic transmission and will deliver 0-60mph in 9.8 seconds. The D200 is only available in automatic; it’ll travel nought to sixty in 8.1 seconds. Ultimately this is all about offering a refined and generally improved performance, one that has as minimal an impact on the environment as possible.There are other updates too, besides just the engine. The infotainment system has been given a refresh, too -- now, Land Rover will have the new Pivi Pro System. There are multiple advantages to this new system. One thing that drivers will notice is that it’s much quicker and smoother to load. It’s also been given an upgrade when it comes to connectivity, too -- there are more options than ever before. One of the key benefits that drivers will enjoy is Spotify, which has now been integrated so that you can enjoy streamed music over a native interface. Another plus point is that you won’t have to worry about doing anything special when new software updates are released; they’re available over the air.
What else is new? Land Rover have taken the time to refine all areas of the vehicles, it seems. One of the welcome additions is the integration of the Rear Traffic Monitor with automatic braking. There’s also the Rear Collision Monitor; this is a system that uses radars to check what’s around your vehicle. If there’s a sign of danger, then the system can help to reduce the severity of the impact. It’s also never been easier to maneuver your vehicle in tight spots -- and also new, awkward terrain -- thanks to the inclusion of the 3D surround camera. So long as you’re travelling below 20mph, you’ll be able to get a lay of the landscape.
The Evoque is available in automatic or as a front-wheel drive manual. There are CO2 emissions of 156/km for the standard engine; the more powerful engine emits 170g/km. All in all, these are welcome updates that help to push the company even further towards being a trendsetter for the industry.
If you’re interested to know about the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, then get in touch with us here at Heritage Land Rover. We’re located in Staverton, near Gloucester, and provide new and used Land Rover’s across the region. We can also help with Land Rover servicing, and provide MOT testing facilities too.
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