Evoque and Discovery Sport receive upgrades

Reuben Van Niekerk

Land Rover’s best selling compact SUVs, the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport, are now even more efficient and digitally connected, with state-of-the-art Pivi infotainment, a new efficient diesel engine and unique Special Editions.


The Evoque Autobiography edition features distinctive and elegant design accents and a luxurious interior while a plug-in-hybrid version is also available.


The Evoque Lafayette Edition, features a distinctive contrast roof in Nolita Grey. Inspired by fashionable New York City neighbourhoods and based on the Evoque S, this model features a carefully curated selection of options and is available exclusively as a D200 model with 147kW.


The Discovery Sport Black brings a sporting derivative to the line-up. Powered by a P290 turbocharged petrol engine producing 213kW for effortless and refined performance, the Discovery Sport Black features a host of exterior and interior design enhancements for the perfect blend of eye-catching looks, family versatility and Discovery Sport’s hallmark all-terrain capability.


A new engine option, the D200, is now available for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport in South Africa. Featuring 147kW, the D200 is more powerful than the 132kW D180 engine it replaces, while the petrol option in the form of the 183kW P250 remains.


Inside the digital experience has been transformed with the introduction of Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Pivi infotainment. The system is ready to go as soon as it’s switched on, a separate data plan and battery mean there’s no delay. Software updates are available over the air via Wi-Fi ensuring that customers always have the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a retailer. This 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.


Streaming music and media has never been simpler, with Spotify integrated directly within the infotainment menu for the first time and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once and there is also wireless device charging with signal-boosting option. The new second-generation water-resistant, shockproof, wearable Activity Key is also available and now incorporates a LCD watch.


Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of new Advanced Driver Assistance features for the Discovery Sport, which achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating. 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 30km/h making manoeuvring and even navigating difficult terrain even simpler than ever.


These new systems compliment the ClearSight Ground View and ClearSight Rear View Mirror technologies, smart cameras stitch together images below the bonnet, while the latter provides an interchangeable rear-view mirror and video screen for enhanced visibility.


The updated Evoque and Discovery Sport are scheduled for South African introduction early in 2021 with pricing to be announced closer to the time.