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Land Rover has updated its popular Discovery Sport with improved technology levels and new electrified powertrains.

A 2.0-litre mild-hybrid diesel engine will now feature in the car’s line-up of engines and will be available with outputs of either 161bhp or 197bhp. They’re said to be more refined than existing engines and will return better efficiency levels too.

A new infotainment system has been included too. Called Pivi, it has been designed to be as streamlined and easy to use as possible. It even comes with a separate battery and its own data plan so it’s ready to be used as soon as it’s switched on. Thanks to over-the-air updates, it can be kept up to date constantly.

The Discovery Sport’s engine-line up has also been bolstered by a range-topping mild-hybrid unit which uses a turbocharged petrol engine with 286bhp. It’ll help the car to hit 60mph from a dead stop in just seven seconds, and comes as part of a new Black Edition trim which brings added interior and exterior styling upgrades.

Finbar McFall, Global Product Marketing Director for 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.”

Ted Welford

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August 26, 2020

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