Discovery Sport vs Evoque - What's The Right Model For You?

Discovery Sport – An Introduction

The Discovery Sport 2021 Model Year sees a number of enhancements to the engine range, offering improvements in power, refinement and efficiency.

Exterior changes to the Discovery Sport include; Black Pack option is now standard on R-Dynamic variants. This consists of black DISCOVERY lettering on bonnet and tailgate, black grille, black mirror caps, black number plate plinth, black front and rear tow eye covers. All derivative and engine badges have been removed with the exception of P290 and P300e. There has been a new introduction of grey contrast roof option and a new introduction of a new standard wheel on R-Dynamic SE variants, the 20” Style 5076, 5 split-spoke in satin dark grey finish.

As happens every year, Land Rover’s exterior paint options have been altered slightly. The Fuji White Solid Paint which comes as standard on the Discovery Sport. Whilst Metallic Paint (optional) are now available in Santorini Black, Eiger Grey, Hakuna Silver (replaces Indus Silver), Yulong White Firenze Red, Byron Blue and Portofino Blue. And finally, Premium Metallic Paint (optional) include Carpathian Grey, Silicon Silver or Namib Orange.

Next-generation of Ingenium D4 engines, offered in D165 (FWD manual and AWD auto) and D200 AWD auto outputs, these drivetrains offer a reduction to CO2 output which means a reduction in first year VED, as well as improved fuel economy, power and refinement. The P290 Black powertrain has been reintroduced at 21MY for customers looking for the most dynamic drive in the Discovery Sport range. Whilst the efficient P300e PHEV powertrain introduced at 20.5MY continues for 21MY. This powertrain offers significant benefits in terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

An updated, efficient next-generation four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines are now available, featuring 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 48-volt 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 165PS and 200PS outputs, these are more powerful and efficient than the engines they replace, with CO2 from 165g/km and fuel economy of up to 44.7mpg (from 6.3l/100km). You can see the comparison with Range Rover Evoque below.

For 21MY Rear Collision Monitor is now available for the first time on Discovery Sport. This feature uses sensors on the rear corner of the vehicle to identify potential collision risks from the rear of the vehicle, providing a warning to the oncoming vehicle by flashing hazard lights rapidly whilst simultaneously preparing the cabin for collision. In addition, the ADAS features listed below that were available at 20MY have been further improved at 21MY: Adaptive Cruise Control | Rear Traffic Monitor | Front & Rear Parking Aid

There are also a number of enhancements to the interior of 21MY Discovery Sport. The New Shadow Aluminium trim finisher is standard on all R-Dynamic variants. The Titanium Mesh Finisher available at 20MY is still available as an option. All powered seat options will now feature upgraded chrome finish controls. Front seat back board map pocket has been upgraded from hard back board to an envelope trimmed soft map pocket to improve usability. And the USB sockets have been upgraded from USB type A to USB type C, to improve charging performance.

The digital experience has been transformed inside the Discovery Sport 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 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.

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. There’s also wireless device charging with signal-boosting option. The new second-generation Activity Key is also 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.

3D Surround Camera is now standard across the Discovery Sport range. This system provides a 3D, 360° view around the vehicle and is able to display several views simultaneously on the touchscreen when manoeuvring.

Customers can now even check the quality of the air in the cabin via the touchscreen by activating the smart all-new Cabin Air Filtration system which filters out harmful fine particulate matter often found in cities and high-traffic areas. The all-new system – introduced in addition to the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature – filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells. The system can filter ultrafine particulates (up to and even below PM2.5). Occupants simply select 'Purify' mode to activate the system, which filters and continually monitors the air inside the cabin relative to the air outside. The touchscreen offers reassurance that the air within is cleaner than the air outside.

New ‘Discovery Sport Black’ brings a sporting derivative to the line-up. Powered by a turbocharged petrol engine producing 290PS 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.

New to 2021 Model Year, Discovery Sport Black will include the following options as standard; Premium LED headlights with signature DRL | Fixed Panoramic Black Contrast Roof | 20” Style 5089, 5 split-spoke wheels in Gloss Black | Interactive Driver Display | Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror | 12-way heated electric front seats with 2-way manual headrests | Ebony Luxtec and suede cloth seats with Mars Red stitch | Pivi Pro1 and Online Pack with Data Plan2 | Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter | 3D Surround Camera

Discovery Sport is a pure interpretation, enhancing the vehicle’s design. Whether in the urban jungle or driving through the valley, Discovery Sport will have you approaching your next adventure in style. Purchase yours online today with Rockar.

Range Rover Evoque – An Introduction

The Range Rover family is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the new Range Rover Evoque 2021 Autobiography sits at the pinnacle of the compact SUV’s line-up, embodying the refinement and luxury synonymous with Range Rover across five decades. The flagship Evoque Autobiography edition features distinctive and elegant exterior design accents and a  luxurious interior. A plug-in-hybrid version is also available, for customers looking for a more sustainable, efficient luxury compact SUV.

The Autobiography exterior is based on R-Dynamic with additional unique visual enhancements and features: Narvik Black Front / Rear Tow eye cover, Lower claddings, finishers (front, side & rear) | Burnished copper ‘Range Rover’ lettering | Autobiography badge | Fixed panoramic roof | 21” Alloy wheels with Red brake Calipers (20” on P300e). Autobiography interior is based on an HSE and includes the following: New Natural Grey Ash veneer | Windsor leather seats with Full Windsor environment (not Duo-tone) | Premium cabin lighting | MeridianTM Surround Sound System (650W) | Premium carpet mats

New Range Rover Autobiography will also include 10" Touchscreen with Lower Touchscreen | Pivi Pro (Connected) | Online Pack with Data Plan | Interactive Driver Display | MeridianTM Surround Sound System (650W) | ClearSight interior rear view mirror | Powered gesture tailgate | Keyless Entry | Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter | Driver Assist Pack consisting of: Blind Spot Assist, Clear Exit Monitor, Rear Traffic Monitor, Rear Collision Monitor and Adaptive Cruise Control | Adaptive Dynamics (N/A on P300e) | Configurable Dynamics

‘’ The Range Rover Evoque Autobiography delivers the promise of Range Rover, with refined modernity and sophistication both on the exterior and interior. Since its introduction in 2010 the characterful Evoque has turned heads, and elegant details such as the copper lettering and accents on the outside of the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography enhance its sophisticated character.’’ – Professor Gerry McGovern OBE Chief Creative Officer, Land Rover.

Also available for 2021 is the new Evoque Lafayette Edition, featuring a distinctive contrast roof in Nolita Grey. Inspired by fashionable New York City neighbourhoods and based on the Evoque S, the Special Edition features a carefully curated selection of options and is available as a P300e plug-in hybrid.

An updated, efficient next-generation four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines are now available, featuring 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 48-volt 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 165PS and 200PS outputs, these are more powerful and efficient than the engines they replace with CO2 from 158g/km and fuel economy of up to 46.7mpg (from 6.0l/100km).

The first 1.5-litre Ingenium three-cylinder petrol engine – the P160 – is 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 160PS (118kW) and 260Nm of torque, delivering a compelling blend of performance and economy thanks to its lightweight construction and front-wheel drive set-up. Evoque customers continue to have a wide selection of additional petrol engines to choose from with P200, P250 and P300 options, all fitted with MHEV technology. You can see the comparison with Discovery Sport below.

The digital experience has been transformed inside 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 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.

Streaming music and media has never been simpler, with Spotify integrated directly within the infotainment menu for the first time – data included – and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once. There’s also wireless device charging with signal-boosting option. The new second-generation Activity Key is also 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.

3D Surround Camera is now standard across the Discovery Sport range. This system provides a 3D, 360° view around the vehicle and is able to display several views simultaneously on the touchscreen when manoeuvring.

New Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) packs have been made available at 21MY:

Blind Spot Assist Pack (standard on SE): Blind Spot Assist | Clear Exit Monitor | Rear Traffic Monitor

Driver Assist Pack (standard on HSE & AB or optional): Blind Spot Assist | Clear Exit Monitor | Adaptive Cruise Control (Stop & GO) | Rear Collision Monitor | Rear Traffic Monitor | 3D Camera is standard on all derivatives

In addition to revisions to ADAS packs, a number of new option packs have also been curated:

Dynamic Handling Pack: Configurable Dynamics | Adaptive Dynamics | Red brake callipers

Convenience Pack: Powered gesture tailgate | Electrically adjustable steering column | Loadspace partition net | Loadspace storage rails | Click & Go integrated base unit | Keyless Entry

Premium Upgrade Interior Pack: Premium carpet mats | Illuminated treadplates | Ebony Suedecloth headlining | Bright metal pedals | Premium cabin lighting

Technology Pack: ClearSight interior rear view mirror | Touch Pro Duo | Wireless device charging with phone signal booster | Head-up Display | Interactive Driver Display

For 21MY Rear Collision Monitor is now available for the first time on Range Rover Evoque. This feature uses sensors on the rear corner of the vehicle to identify potential collision risks from the rear of the vehicle, providing a warning to the oncoming vehicle by flashing hazard lights rapidly, whilst simultaneously preparing the cabin for collision.

Now it’s time to make the choice. Discovery Sport or Range Rover Evoque? Either way you can buy online today with Rockar.