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Land Rover's best-selling compact SUVs, the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport, are now even more efficient and digitally connected.

31 Aug 2020 | International News : U.K.

The Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport have received a suite of updates.

Two updated, efficient next-generation four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines are now available for both SUVs.

A new 1.5-litre Ingenium three-cylinder petrol engine is now available for the Evoque
The new engines both feature Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. Using a belt-driven starter motor and battery pack, vehicles fitted with MHEV technology harvest energy normally lost under deceleration, feeding back to the vehicle's 48V battery.

The result is a smoother stop-start operation and optimised fuel economy - giving customers a taste of the benefits of an electrified vehicle without needing to plug in and charge. Available in 163bhp and 197bhp outputs, these are more powerful and efficient than the engines they replace.

A new 1.5-litre Ingenium three-cylinder petrol engine for the Evoque - the P160 - is also being introduced with an automatic eight-speed transmission, offering customers an efficient yet refined entry point. The advanced three-cylinder P160 - the same engine which powers the plug-in hybrid P300e - produces 158bhp and 260Nm of torque, delivering a compelling blend of performance and economy thanks to its lightweight construction and front-wheel drive setup.

Inside both vehicles, the digital experience has also been transformed with the introduction of Land Rover's state-of-the-art Pivi infotainment system. The new system is ready to go as soon as it's switched on - a separate data plan and battery mean there's no delay.

The new Pivi infotainment system can receive updates over-the-air, ensuring customers always have the latest maps and vehicle features
Software updates are available over-the-air via the vehicle's embedded data connection at no cost, and can even be scheduled at a time to suit. This ensures customers always have the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a retailer.

The system is enabled by a new Electrical Vehicle Architecture and is available as either standard Pivi, or the more advanced Pivi Pro with built-in navigation, from S-specification cars.

Streaming music and media have never been simpler, with Spotify integrated directly within the infotainment menu for the first time and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once.

There's now also wireless device charging with a signal-boosting option, while the new second-generation Activity Key is also now available, allowing customers to unlock any door, lock or even start the vehicle, just by being nearby. Water-resistant and shock-proof, this wearable wrist device now incorporates an LCD watch.

Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of new Advanced Driver Assistance features for the Discovery Sport. The new Rear Collision Monitor uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle's rear, meaning the vehicle is primed to reduce the severity of an impact for the occupants, while the introduction of a 3D Surround Camera lets the driver see what's happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 30.5km/h, making manoeuvring and even navigating difficult terrain simpler than ever.

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