As Larry said - big interest here on the steering wheel preset toggle!Thanks so much for posting this 4sallypat!! I would've had no idea these updates existed
I just picked up my 2016 DS with all the recall work done. A couple of highlights:
Transmission is much much smoother. AND my biggest issue was that when slowing prior to a 90 degree turn and then accelerating again, the engine would be terribly unresponsive. This is gone, it works great now. If you haven't gotten this upgrade, take your car in now.
The radio presets can be toggled through using the steering wheel! Little victory, but great quality of life improvement.
Infotainment significantly faster response.
I've always loved my DS, but these updates make me very happy!
I got the 3.0 version installed.OMG - not another post about Infotainment presets?!?! There seems to be huge inconsistencies over what we are seeing. I had mine in for service about 3 weeks ago, which included updates - and I can not scan/toggle through presetsHas there been a more recent Infotainment update???
The biggest reason for the difference between the Evoque and Discovery is that the software map is different due to towing.Just to close the loop on my experience, after a week in the dealer and also after replacing the battery module as it failed the whole car during the software upgrades the DS is now working like a charm, it seems like the multiple software upgrades did it all and now the DS is accelerating nicely with no lags or cuts and also in turns the engine is responsive as expected!
One thing that left unanswered to me (after chatting in length with the service agent at the dealership) - I drove a loaner Evoque for a week - and they are all claiming that it has the exact same engine+components under the hood + transmissions etc. so why the DS does not feel exactly like the Evoque - I'm referring to the engine behaviour, responsiveness etc. - The agent did acknowledge that difference and also pointed out that he had many similar conversations with other DS owners but he does not have a good answer/explanation for that. One thing I could think about is the weight of the car - the DS weight more than the Evoque - I wonder what else can influence the driving feeling if all mechanical parts are exactly the same....
I found on the web also the following comparison notes:
On the road, the Evoque stands out by feeling nimbler, quicker and more tossable than its Discovery Sports stablemate. In fact, the Evoque almost feels like a sporty hatchback with some extra ground clearance, as its turbocharged engine provides more than enough power for virtually all situations, and its small sizing is good for zipping through traffic and fitting into tight parking spaces.
By comparison, the Discovery Sport feels more like a traditional SUV. Though it uses the same engine as the Evoque, the Discovery Sport's larger size and extra weight mean it isn't as spry off the line or as nimble through the corners. That isn't necessarily a bad thing since it's not exactly slow to accelerate or sloppy when turning -- but it doesn't have the performance-SUV feel that you get from the Evoque.