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by Matt Campbell

Just a few weeks after the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport launched in Australia, its engines have been updated – but only in Europe and South Korea, for now.

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport models launched locally are powered by the brand’s existing TD4 and SD4 turbo diesel units, but the new Ingenium engines are set to see big drops in fuel use and emissions, with varied power levels.

The two new Ingenium 2.0-litre turbo diesel engines will be offered in two output levels – a 150PS (110kW/380Nm) base version with a six-speed manual gearbox, and a 180PS (132kW/430Nm) version with the choice of a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic gearbox.

The base engine is capable of fuel consumption of 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres, while the more powerful version is said to use 5.3L/100km in both automatic and manual guises.

The current TD4 is 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel that produces 110kW/400Nm, and uses 6.1L/100km (manual) or 6.3L/100km (automatic). The SD4 2.2L 4cyl turbo diesel produces 140kW/420Nm, with the manual using 6.1L/100km and the auto using 6.3L/100km.

Land Rover Australia has confirmed that the new Ingenium diesel engines will be launched in Australia but not until late 2016 as part of the MY17 model range.




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