Land Rover has added on-road firepower to its off-road ruggedness, releasing two new turbocharged petrol engines for two key models.
The British brand will introduce the new Ingenium engines for the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, which are due to arrive in Australian showrooms at the end of the 2017.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines will be known as the Si4 and come in two different states of tunes – 177kW/340Nm and 213kW/400Nm. The latter will be the most powerful engine offered in both models to date.
The company hasn’t released fuel consumption figures for the 213kW engine but the 177kW version uses 7.3-litres per 100km and Land Rover claims it is 15 per cent more efficient than the engine it replaces.
2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Models fitted with the 213kW Si4 engine will get a dynamic bodykit as standard. The brand claims the engine can launch the SUVs from 0-100km/h in 6.4 seconds.
But the petrol engines aren’t the only new additions to the 2018 models with a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel member of the Ingenium family. The new Sd4, as it will be badged, produces 177kW and 500Nm.
Land Rover hasn’t released prices for the new models but has confirmed the 2018 range will be priced from $56,595 (plus on-road costs) for the Discovery Sport SE TD4150 and $59,690 (plus on-roads) for the Evoque Pure Td4150.