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.