Land Rover has announced the Discovery Sport will be sold with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter Ingenium turbodiesel engine.

Land Rover has announced the Discovery Sport will be sold with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter Ingenium turbodiesel engine.

Initially available on order next month in Europe and South Korea, the motor is going to be offered in two states of tune: 150 PS (110 kW) & 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) and 180 PS (132 kW) & 430 Nm (318 lb-ft). When equipped with the beefier version, the Discovery Sport five-seat automatic model will run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 8.9 seconds. This Euro 6 compliant Ingenium engine grants the 150 PS 6-speed manual five-seat model with a fuel economy of 57.7 mpg UK (48 mpg US or 4.9 liters / 100 km), with corresponding CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.

Interestingly, Land Rover will sell this version of the Discovery Sport with a blue "Sport" badge denoting it's the most economical variant of the entire range. For the purpose of shaving off fuel consumption, the vehicle will have 18-inch alloys wrapped around in low-rolling resistance tires while the final drive gearing and engine calibrations are optimized to make the Discovery Sport as efficient as possible.

Land Rover says an even more frugal Discovery Sport will be added to the range later this year with an Ingenium engine and a front-wheel drive layout.

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