Land Rover has junked the old 2.2-litre diesel in favour of a new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel in the Discovery Sport.
The Land Rover Discovery Sport is now available with the firm's latest Ingenium diesel engine in India. What that means is that the old 2.2-litre unit has now been replaced by a smaller, cleaner and more efficient 2.0-litre engine. Thanks to the introduction of the new powertrain, the prices of the Discovery Sport have also come down significantly with the entry-level Pure trim now carrying a price tag of Rs 43.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Ingenium diesel unit powering the Discovery Sport is a 1,999cc inline-four turbodiesel mill that is available in two states of engine tune – 148bhp/382Nm and 177bhp/430Nm. The former is available in Pure, SE and HSE trim levels, while the more powerful version is a reserve of the HSE (optional) and HSE Luxury variants. Both the engines come paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Four-wheel drive comes as standard.
The Ingenium series of engines are Jaguar-Land Rover’s brand new range of petrol and diesel engines. In fact, the first engine of the Ingenium range was the same 2.0-litre diesel powertrain that made its debuted with the Jaguar XE back in 2014. The new engine is claimed to have reduced the internal friction by over 17 per cent over the engine it replaces. The Ingenium diesel currently powers the Jaguar XE, XF, F-Pace and Range Rover Evoque.
With the addition of a new engine along with a significant drop in prices, the Land Rover Discovery Sport now comes across as a great value for money proposition. The Discovery Sport competes against the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60 in the India.