New low-emission engine fitted in Land Rover Sport

New low-emission engine fitted in Land Rover Sport

Every premium car manufacturer is highly conscious of its carbon footprint, with companies such as Audi, Mercedes and BMW making tremendous advances in the production of highly-efficient engines with low CO2 emissions. Land Rover is no exception and the good news is that the company's innovative Ingenious diesel engine will be fitted into Discovery Sport models rolling off the production line in Halewood. The first Sport was built at the factory by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in 2014.

The Ingenium engine is a four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel that will substantially reduce harmful CO2 emissions and give owners lower fuel consumption. Land Rover claims this will mean that the Sport can achieve 57.7 miles per gallon, which is commendable for the size of the vehicle.

By fitting the Ingenium engine the company will guarantee that the Discovery Sport will become one of the world's most efficient premium compact SUVs on the market. Speaking about the new engine, Land Rover Programmes director Murray Dietsch said: "Land Rover's new family of Ingenium engines is truly class-leading. By introducing it to the Discovery Sport we can now offer enhanced fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, while improving overall performance."

He added: "The Ingenium engine confirms Discovery Sport's position as the most versatile and capable compact premium SUV in the world."

The Discovery Sport hit the showrooms in September 2014 and the luxury British car manufacturer has revealed that it has already taken over 6,500 orders for this magnificent vehicle.