The new Land Rover Discovery Sport is set to get the new Ingenium engine to replace the old 2.2-litre diesel block. This new Ingenium engine as you would know by now is going to be the backbone of most future JLR models as the core powerplant in the Tata owned British carmakers. The Ingenium engine in the Discovery Sport will be available in two states of tune – 150PS and 180PS and can be ordered from September.
Around this time, JLR plans to launch this new SUV in India. It will be assembled at the Pune plant and will be priced under the Rs 50 lakh mark. But we don’t expect the new engines to come to India at launch as they will start getting rolled out internationally only then. So expect a few months delay in these new-tech engines at our shores.
The Discovery Sport with the Ingenium engine is going to be the most efficient variant in the Discovery Sport range. It will only be available as a five seater while other variants with come with 5+2 seating. Besides, it will also get low rolling resistance tyres to keep efficiency up. Land Rover will offer two gearboxes, the 150PS with a six speed manual gearbox and the 180PS variant will be offered with the choice of the six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
For the new range of engines, Jaguar Land Rover engineers came up with turbocharged all-aluminium blocks with 500cc cylinders to create displacements as the car and the market demands. Jaguar says that this Ingenium range of engines will have deliver class leading levels of torque, horsepower and refinement while reducing emissions and fuel consumption. The all-new XE will also be powered by this new engine.