Land Rover, the British luxury marquee, has announced that its new Discovery Sport compact SUV would now also be offered with the new Ingenium diesel engines. Just so you know, Land Rover Discovery Sport made its global debut in September 2014 and it would also be launched in the Indian market in August this year, replacing the Freelander 2. However, it is not still confirmed that whether the India-spec model would get the new Ingenium diesel motor or not.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is already on offer with the new Jaguar XE and recently unveiled XF sedan. The Discovery Sport’s Ingenium engine will be available with two power outputs, 150PS and 180PS. The new 150PS derivative in its five seat set-up provides fuel economy of up to 20.43kmpl and, whilst the TD4 180PS in its standard 5+2 configuration delivers 18.87kmpl. 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.”
The Ingenium-powered Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 150PS will be designated an ‘E-Capability’ vehicle, with a blue ‘Sport’ badge highlighting the most efficient variant. These vehicles will also feature 18-inch wheels with low rolling resistance tyres. The Discovery Sport is equipped with a range of class-leading safety features, such as a first-in-segment Pedestrian Airbag, Autonomous Emergency Braking (both standard) and a suite of driver assistance features; all of which has led to the Discovery Sport being awarded with a Five Star Euro NCAP rating. Pricing for the Discovery Sport featuring Ingenium engines remains unchanged whilst the new TD4 150PS engine brings a lower starting price of £30,695 (Around Rs. 29.65 Lakhs) for the manual five seat ‘SE’ trim.
In addition, the company has added the range-topping HSE Black variant to the revised model line-up, which builds on the existing HSE specification and features the popular Black Pack and privacy glass. Land Rover HSE Black Auto is priced at £41,250 (Around Rs. 39.83 Lakhs). Since its launch in September 2014, Land Rover Discovery Sport has received more than 6,500 orders. The new Ingenium engine is available to order now with first customer deliveries commencing from September 2015. Land Rover’s advanced new Ingenium engines are manufactured in the UK at the company’s new state-of-the-art £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, which is set to produce 450,000 Ingenium engines each year.