The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has been enhanced with mild-hybrid Ingenium diesel engines and the latest Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment system. Following the launch of the P300e plug-in hybrid earlier in 2020, a number of additional new engine options are now available for the Discovery Sport, including Land Rover’s next generation of four-cylinder diesel engines.
Land Rover says that the new diesels, available in two power outputs, the D165 (161 bhp) and D200 (201 bhp), deliver enhanced efficiency, smoother power and superior refinement, with CO2 from 163g/km. Both use Land Rover’s latest mild-hybrid (MHEV) technology when paired with AWD, featuring a battery to harvest energy lost under deceleration. The result is a smoother stop-start operation and optimised fuel economy.
The updated cars also have Land Rover’s latest Pivi infotainment system. 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, ensuring 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 Profrom S-specification.
Finbar McFall, Global Product Marketing Director, Land Rover, said:“Next-generation mild-hybrid diesel engines bring enhanced efficiency to the Discovery Sport, while the new Discovery Sport Black adds to its appeal. The addition of the advanced new Pivi Pro infotainment system with immediate start-up and self-learning capabilities mean the new Discovery Sport is now even more capable and versatile, and ready for family adventures.”