2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport gets Ingenium diesel engines

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 1, 2015

Land Rover’s Discovery Sport will now be available with the Ingenium diesel engine. The premium compact SUV has been reaping successes ever since it was launched in September 2014 but now, it will be offered with better performance and economy. On the Discovery Sport, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is meant to offer top-of-the-class torque and power outputs, together with outstanding refinement, lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy.

Two power outputs will be offered with the EU6-compliant Ingenium engine -- 150PS and 180PS. The new 150PS derivative on the Discovery Sport five seat set-up offers as much as 57.7mpg and has a CO2 emissions figure of 129g/km. Meanwhile, the TD4 180PS in its standard 5+2 configuration emits 139g/km of CO2 and boasts of 53.3 mpg on the combined cycle.

The replacement of the existing diesel engines with these sophisticated engines in EU6 markets guarantees that Discovery Sport will be one of the most efficient models in the premium compact SUV segment available to both private and Fleet & Business buyers.

According to Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes, the new Ingenium lineup is “truly class leading” and that by using it on the Discovery Sport, it is able to boost overall performance as well as deliver better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.

He added that because of this engine, the Discovery Sport cements its reputation as “the most versatile and capable compact premium SUV in the world.” What makes the new aluminium TD4 engine so amazing is that it is built to be lightweight and it has stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors that guarantee low vibration levels and noise intrusion.

The engine uses a range of the latest technologies that refine it further, lessen internal friction, and improve overall performance. The engine will cause the model to emit lower CO2 and NOx emissions because of its Selective Catalytic Reduction and a new low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system. The Ingenium-powered Discovery Sport TD4 150PS will have the designation as an ‘E-Capability’ vehicle.

Its most efficient variant will feature a blue ‘Sport’ badge. The model will ride on a set of 18-inch wheels with low rolling resistance tyres. Land Rover optimized the final drive gearing and engine calibrations to make the vehicle emit the lowest possible CO2. For the first time ever in the UK, E-Capability presents a five seat option, with all TD4 180PS variants keeping the 5+2 seating as standard.

The Discovery Sport features a variety of top-of-the-class safety equipment like a Pedestrian Airbag (which marks the first time that it appears in this segment), Autonomous Emergency Braking (both standard) and a series of driver assistance features. The Discovery Sport was given a Five Star Euro NCAP rating because of these items.

Land Rover didn’t increase its pricing even with the Ingenium engines. In fact, the manual five seat ‘SE’ trim with the new TD4 150PS engine has a lower starting price of £30,695.

Service intervals throughout the range have been raised from 16,000 to 21,000 miles, cutting the running costs over the unit’s lifetime. The vehicle owner saves much when considering these as well as the lower fuel costs and lower taxes.

Customers can take advantage of several retail finance options. For the entry-level SE specification, customers can spend as low as £299 per month. HSE Black, which is newly available in the UK, is priced at £41,250 on the road. It has the current HSE specifications plus the Black Pack and privacy glass. [source: Land Rover]

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