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New engines due in September for Land Rover Discovery Sport

Two Ingenium engines from the Jaguar XE to arrive in September 2015, along with a new trim level

Words By Nigel Donnelly

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A host of changes are already on the way for the recently launched Land Rover Discovery Sport.

From September, the existing diesel engines will be replaced, a five-seater model will launch and a new trim level is being introduced.

The current 2.2-litre SD4 engine is being deleted and replaced with all-new 2.0-litre Ingenium four-cylinder diesel first seen in the Jaguar XE.

The engine is available is two states of tune. The entry-level 148bhp (150PS) version promises 57.7mpg and emissions of 129g/km. A higher output 178bhp (180PS) delivering 53.3mpg and 139g/km is the top diesel option. The new engines can travel further between services too, needing attention after 21,000 miles rather than the 16,000 miles of the SD4.

The 150PS version will be badged as an E-Capability vehicle, with blue Sport badging highlighting it as the most efficient vehicle in the ranges. It is also the only model in the range to be sold with five seats, reducing weight and improving economy and emissions. It is also only available with a manual gearbox.

The 180PS model has a choice of a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Finally, an HSE Black model has been added to the line up, adding privacy glass and visual enhancements to the standard HSE spec car.

Read the What Car? review of the Discovery Sport