TURBODIESEL GRUNT Land Rover has expanded its Discovery Sport range with the addition of a new two-litre diesel TD4 engine. Image: Land Rover
• New two-litre turbodiesel
• Available in 110kW or 132kW guise
• New TD4 an "e-Capability' vehicle
• New blue sport badge
WHITLEY, England – Land Rover's new TD4 two-litre Ingenium diesel will be introduced to its all-wheel drive Discovery Sport that was launched in September 2014.
The four-cylinder engine will be available in two states of tune, 110 or 132kW, the five-seat former with a six-speed manual gearbox, the seven-seat latter with a nine-speed auto.
The 110kW derivative has a claimed fuel consumption of four litres/100km with exhaust emissions of 129g/km, the 132kW 4.4/100km and and 139g/km.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover's Murray Dietsch told Wheels24: “Our new family of Ingenium engines is truly class-leading. By introducing it to the Discovery Sport we offer enhanced fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions while improving overall performance.”
The new Discovery Sport will be launched in South Africa later in 2015 though it's unclear as to whether the new engine will arrive locally.
The Ingenium-powered Discovery Sport TD4 110kW will be designated an "e-Capability' vehicle, sporting a blue sport badge identifying it as the most fuel-efficient variant in the range. The new units are equipped with 18" alloy wheel rims shod with low rolling-resistance tyres.
E-Capability introduces a five-seat option for the first time; all TD4 132kW units will have 5+2 seating.
NEW HSE BLACK
The revised line-up can include an HSE Black specification (we guess it will be on Landy SA's shopping list?) which adds black design elements and darkened window glass.
About 450 000 UK-assembled Ingenium engines will issue from a Land Rover plant in the English Midlands.