Land Rover Discovery Sport and Evoque Get New Engines
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque models benefit from two new engines.
Serving as two of the British automaker’s best-selling vehicles, the Discovery Sport and Evoque both receive the all-new Jaguar Land Rover 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines. The new engines replace the previous GTDi gasoline engine and are available in two power grades. The entry-level engine features 237 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque, while a 286-hp option is available with 295 lb-ft of torque, which is the most powerful engine ever offered on either model.
On the Evoque five-door model, the 286-hp engine is available on the HSE Dynamic and Autobiography trim levels, starting from $58,295 including destination. Pricing for the standard Evoque starts at $42,795.
Buyers who choose the higher-powered engine also receive the Dynamic exterior pack with enlarged front and rear bumpers, Gloss Black finishes for the grille, vents, and 20-inch five split-spoke alloy wheels.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport lineup is a bit different, with the standard SE model priced from $38,790. That model comes with the 237-hp engine, but buyers don’t have to step up to a much higher trim to opt for the 286-hp engine, which is available on the HSE model. The HSE with the 237-hp engine starts from $43,390 while the more powerful engine will cost $7,000 additional. At the top of the range is the HSE Luxury model, priced from $46,795. The 286-hp engine option is $6,100 extra on the HSE Luxury.
The British automaker has also announced fuel economy figures, with the 237-hp Discovery Sport returning 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for a 22-mpg combined rating. The more powerful 286-hp Discovery Sport gets a 20-mpg city rating and 25-mpg highway rating for a 22-mpg combined figure.
The Evoque returns 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway for a 25-mpg combined rating with the less powerful of the two engines. Opting for more performance returns 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with a 24-mpg combined rating.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which starts at $53,095 is only available with the 237-hp engine and returns 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.