Range Rover Sport gains two new engines

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Land Rover is adding new engines to its Range Rover Sport line-up including one that is said to create the most efficient version of the model yet.

The arrival of the Ingenium 2-litre diesel and the 3-litre petrol units are part of a package of updates for the 2017 model year.

The 2-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in Wolverhampton, West Midlands and is already offered in the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

With a power output of 240hp, it accelerates the Range Rover Sport through 60mph from rest in eight seconds while producing combined cycle fuel consumption of 45.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 164g/km.

It powers what is now the entry-level model in the Range Rover Sport line-up, costing from £59,700. In total seven engine options are now available, ranging up to the 5-litre V8 supercharged petrol unit of 550hp, cars with this engine costing from £96,900.

The second new engine is the 3-litre V6 supercharged petrol unit, the aluminium-constructed engine offering 340hp. It produces a 0-60mph time of 7.1 seconds with CO2 emissions of 243g/km.

Also new for the 2017 model year cars will be the availability of semi-autonomous driving technologies. These include Advanced Tow Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Intelligent Speed Limiter functions.

The extended suite of driver aids includes the Sport’s off-road package. Low Traction Launch makes it easier for drivers to pull away on low-grip surfaces while the updated 4x4i menu provides vehicle information when out in the country.

In the cabin the dual-view touchscreen has been enlarged to a 10-inch display with tablet-style pinch and zoom operation.

Sport models with the new engines will be available towards the end of 2016.

JLR Ingenium diesel engine

The new Ingenium diesel engines bring fuel economy improvements to the Range Rover Sport.

Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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