2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque revealed
Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs both get new hybrid diesel engines and upgraded infotainment for the 2021 model year...
On sale Late 2020 | Price from £31,915 (Land Rover Discovery Sport), £32,100 (Range Rover Evoque)
It’s hard to think of a brand more synonymous with SUVs than Land Rover. Indeed, the brand doesn’t make any other type of car, and that means it can double down on cracking a single market. And with the Range Rover Evoque currently riding high as our favourite family SUV and the Land Rover Discovery Sport large SUV gaining a five-star road test rating, we can consider that market well and truly cracked. Still, in such a competitive market place, you can't afford to stand still for long, so both cars have been treated to a round of updates.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque engines
Two new mild hybrid diesel engines are available on both cars, and benefit from small amounts of electrical assistance designed to help reduce your fuel bills by allowing the engines to stay off for longer, mainly by enhancing the stop-start system. They can be had in 161bhp and 201bhp forms and emit as little as 163g/km of CO2 in the Discovery Sport, and 156g/km in the Evoque. These join the existing mild hybrid petrol line-up.
For buyers seeking the greenest of journeys, the P300e plug-in hybrid version of the Discovery Sport can officially travel for up to 38 miles on electric power alone, while the equivalent Evoque can cover 40 miles, with official fuel economy of 175.5mpg and 201.8mpg respectively. The Discovery Sport also gets a new range-topping P290 petrol engine with 290bhp, reserved for the new Discovery Sport Black model, which also gets a sportier design.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque interior and space
Inside, the infotainment system of both cars has also been given an overhaul. The new ‘Pivi’ system offers wireless updates and better music streaming thanks the integration of music service Spotify. Other new features include the ability to check the quality of air inside the car using the touchscreen, and purify it if needed, plus updated safety technology, including a new rear collision monitor and a 3D surround camera, which gives drivers a better picture of what’s around them when manoeuvring.
Luggage and passenger space hasn’t changed in either car, but our tests have shown both models should be plenty spacious enough for families on the go.
2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque price
Prices for the Discovery Sport start from £31,915, with the Range Rover Evoque costing from £32,100. That represents a small price rise for both cars compared with today’s models, but it’s worth noting that buyers regularly benefit from big discounts. As an example, you can currently save up to £4358 on the Discovery Sport and £3856 on the Evoque if you buy through our free New Car Buying service.