2018 Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport Models Get New Engines

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2018 Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport Models Get New Engines

The 2018 Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport models are next to benefit from Land Rover‘s newest engines.

The 2018 Range Rover Evoque lineup adds a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque or 290 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the new diesel engine is also a 2.0-liter mill with various grades of performance: 150 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, 180 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque or 240 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Along with the new powerplants, the Evoque gets new paint colors and sports seats for the 2018 model year. There is also a new SE Dynamic trim level, featuring Xenon headlamps, 19-inch alloy wheels, grained and heated leather seats, and a new navigation system with 10-inch display.

SEE ALSO: Land Rover Celebrates 6 Years of Evoque With Special Edition Model

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport gets similar updates, with the same powertrains being added along with new paint shades and more comfortable seats with new foam construction.

We’ve reached out to Jaguar Land Rover to see if the same changes are heading to the U.S., as the announcement has only been made in the U.K.

[Source: Car]

Discuss this story on our Range Rover Evoque Forum

  • Mike

    What interior changes have they done to the 2018 discovery sport? Any updated infortainment system?

  • Joe Bloggs

    The figures for power and torque are quite astonishing. Presumably four valves per cylinder and a heavy turbo boost are being used along with Common Rail injection. The real test however will be to attach a 3.5 ton trailer and go for a ride in the Peak District. The old Discovery 300 TDi can do this OK if one buys it a new aluminium radiator that has a 10% cooling upgrade. On those cars LR put the oil-cooler in the rad so it was a case of having all one’s eggs in one basket! IMHO there have been several bad models produced by LR, the P38 with its infamous Octopus for example and the Freelander that blows head gaskets if anything heavier than an Erde 102 trailer was towed. Hopefully all those problems will not occur in the new models. It is said that a 300 TDi engine is on its limit at 150 BHP as at that power level it is in great danger of blowing apart. The Brazilian 2.8 versionof the 300 TDi which has numerous improvements can deliver more power but the figures quoted for the new LR models are absolutely mind boggling and one has to wonder how it is done. I would surmise that these figures are intermittent, just for a quick blast of overtaking. In addition when huge amounts of torque are being used in off-road conditions one really needs “pegged-diffs” (bronze pads are fitted in order to prevent the crown-wheels springing away from the pinions) They look to be very nice cars but a friend is still driving his Series III which is old enough to be Tax Exempt! Admittedly the old engine was worn out but its “new” 200 Di (200 TDi minus its turbo) should propel it OK for another 50 years! Of course we won’t be around to see this but possibly his son will one day have a 100 year old Land Rover that is still in running order!

  • William Scott Hutton

    I hope North America will get at least one diesel engine option. We should as we will get a diesel engine option with other models. Diesel engines: about time Land Rover!

  • Martin

    no interior updates for the disco sport = no buy for me