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Land Rover adds new hybrid engines to Discovery Sport and Evoque

Land Rover has introduced a pair of new mild-hybrid diesel engines to the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.

They join the existing mild-hybrid petrol units and the P300e plug-in hybrid variant, as part of an expanding electrified range.

Available in two power outputs, the D165 (163PS) and D200 (204PS) promise to be more efficient and more refined than the engines they replace.

Click here to read more about the plug-in hybrid Evoque and Discovery Sport.

Discovery Sport

The new diesel engines are the only oil burners offered on the Discovery Sport now. The entry level D165 can be specified with a manual or automatic transmission, while the D200 is auto only.

The D165 manual delivers a 0-60mph time of 9.8 seconds and the D200 completes the sprint in 8.1 seconds.

A new Discovery Sport Black is also now available. It is powered by a 290PS 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 400Nm of torque and combines with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It emits from 211g/km of CO2.

Land Rover has also updated the infotainment to its new Pivi Pro system. It provides faster loading times and is fully connected, with the ability to cary out over-the-air software updates and integrated Spotify music streaming.

Other technology updates include Rear Traffic Monitor with automatic braking. The new Rear Collision Monitor uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle’s rear, 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 19mph, making manoeuvring and even navigating difficult terrain simpler than ever.

The Discovery Sport is priced from £31,915. Drivers can choose from the Discovery Sport S, SE, HSE, R-Dynamic S (P300e), R-Dynamic S Plus (D165, D200, P200), R-Dynamic SE, R-Dynamic HSE and Discovery Sport Black specifications.

Range Rover Evoque

Welcoming the same new Ingenuim diesel engines, the Evoque D165 is available with an all-wheel-drive automatic transmission or a front-wheel-drive manual that has CO2 emissions from 156g/km. The more powerful D200 emits from 170g/km.

Alongside the new powertrains is a range-topping Autobiography trim level. Using the R-Dynamic HSE model as a basis, the Autobiography features burnished copper accents and, for the first time, copper Range Rover lettering.

It rides on 21-inch alloy wheels and is fitted with intelligent Matrix LED headlights.

Inside, there’s a quilted full Windsor leather upholstery and Grey Ash veneer trim, along with a Fixed Panoramic Roof.

Comfort is heightened by a new electrically adjustable heated steering wheel, 14-way heated and cooled electric driver memory front seats and heated rear seats.

The Evoque is also fitted with the brand's new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Prices for the Range Rover Evoque start from £32,100.

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