Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport is likely to continue as one of the brand’s more popular models right alongside the Evoque. Now, Land Rover is looking to boost its popularity with the introduction of a thrifty, yet powerful, Ingenium diesel engine for the small crossover.
This new 2.0-liter diesel engine, dubbed the TD4, comes in a pair of tunes. The base level TD4 produces 150 PS (148 horsepower) and 380 Nm (280 pound-feet) of torque from a low 1,750 rpm. This base engine mates exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, and turns in a combined fuel economy rating of 57.7 mpg. It also emits just 129 g of CO2 per km.
Along with the TD4 150 PS engine comes a new five-seat version of the base SE model. This drops the base price of the Discovery Sport SE to just £30,695. The former base price was £32,395 for the SE with the 5+2 seating arraignment.
The higher-tuned Ingenium TD4 engine, which is only available in 5+2-seat versions of the Disco Sport, puts out 180 PS (178 horsepower) and 430 Nm (317 pound-feet) of twist at 1,750 rpm. Like the 150 PS TD4, this engine also mates to a standard six-speed manual transmission, but it also has an available nine-speed auto. Regardless of its transmission, this 180 PS TD4 engine gets 53.3 mpg combined and emits 139 g of CO2 per km.
Also added to the lineup is an HSE Black version of the Discovery Sport. This new model takes the HSE trim level and adds in the Black Pack and privacy glass for £41,250 on the road.
Don’t look for either of the two Ingenium engines nor the HSE Black to make their way to the U.S.