Land Rover has announced that the new Discovery Sport model will soon be available with a brand new engine from the marque’s Ingenium range.
Following its launch in September last year, Land Rover’s premium compact SUV will now be more economical than ever thanks to the introduction of the new 2.0-litre diesel engine.
Class-leading power with excellent refinement
Delivering class-leading torque and power alongside excellent refinement, reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption, the new engine will be available in a choice of two power outputs.
A 148bhp version provides fuel economy of up to 57.7mpg with CO2 emissions from just 129g/km, while the larger version delivers 53.3mph with 139g/km of CO2 but with a full 178bhp on tap.
Due to replace the current diesel engine in European markets, the new Euro 6-compliant Ingenium engines now make the Discovery Sport one of the most efficient premium SUVs on the market.
Murray Dietsch, director of Land Rover Programmes, said: “Land Rover’s new family of Ingenium engines is truly class leading.
“By introducing it to the Discovery Sport, we can now offer enhanced fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, while improving overall performance. The Ingenium engine confirms Discovery Sport’s position as the most versatile and capable compact premium SUV in the world.”
Alongside the new Ingenium engines, the Discovery Sport features a range of cutting-edge technology and kit to increase its capability, versatility and appeal for customers.
Having received a full five-star safety rating from independent safety testers Euro NCAP, the Discovery Sport is also incredibly safe, coming with a new pedestrian airbag, the first of its kind in the small SUV segment.
Deploying from the upper surface of the bonnet in as little as 60 milliseconds after an impact, the airbag is designed to reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians hit by the car.
Other firsts include the new autonomous emergency braking system, which uses a digital camera mounted next to the rear view mirror to detect obstructions that pose a risk of collision.
New Land Rover Discovery Sport
It also features versatile 5+2 seating, which can seat up to seven people, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a large panoramic glass roof to brighten up the cabin.
Prices for the new Land Rover Discovery Sport currently start from £32,395, while the new Ingenium engine is available to order now, with first deliveries due in September this year.