Land Rover has rolled out changes on their rugged Discovery and popular Evoque. Aesthetic improvements to both cars include new badges, bodies and grilles. They also boast new driver assistance technologies which include Wade Sensing (unique to Land Rover), Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Sensing.
The Discovery has gone on its own development path by incorporating the latest generation of Tracks4Africa and the Nokia HERE navigation systems for both urban and rural areas around Africa.
Also new to the Discovery is the petrol engine, rated at 250kW and 450Nm. The SE and HSE models will now be fitted with Meridian premium audio. The SE will feature 8 speakers with 380 Watts of power. The Meridian Surround system with 17 speakers at 825 Watts output will be fitted to the HSE derivatives.
The Evoque boasts one of the world’s first 9-speed unit ZF-9HP automatic transmission, which delivers improved economy, reduced emissions, enhanced performance and greater comfort. It is powered by a lightweight four-cylinder engine with a choice of either the 2.2 diesel 140kW SD4 engine or 2.0 petrol 177kW Si4 engine, depending on the model.
According to Land Rover’s website, pricing for the Evoque starts at R574 900 while the Discovery begins at R623 000.