Published on August 17th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Range Rover Sport will feature a 2.0-litre diesel engine next year
Yes, the mighty Range Rover is getting a downsized powerplant but with impressive power to keep up with the competition. News just released from JLR (jaguar land rover) confirms that the next version of the popular SUV, 2017 Range Rover Sport will feature a 2.0-litre diesel engine, making it the most efficient Range Rover ever. This updated model will be available with Land Rover’s Ingenium SD4 four-cylinder engine. Prices will start in the UK this December 2016 from £59,700.
This JLR SUV will have low CO2 emissions of 164g/km and combined fuel consumption of just 45.6mpg.
The inclusion of an extra turbo means the ‘entry-level’ model can still cover 0-100km/h in just 8-seconds, thanks to an output of 240bhp and 500nm.
Updates include an upgraded infotainment system with connectivity and wifi capability, new semi-autonomous driving connected technologies and greater scope for personalisation.
The InControl Touch Pro infotainment system features an enlarged 10-inch dual-view touchscreen display, with tablet-style pinch and zoom orientation.
All versions will have a comprehensive suite of safety technologies as standard including Front and Rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter and Lane Departure Warning. For 2017 Autonomous Emergency Braking joins that list.
A new optional Drive Pack contains an additional set of features; Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Reverse Traffic Detection, while Intelligent Speed Limiter uses Traffic Sign Recognition to read speed limit signs and automatically adjust the vehicle’s speed.
Customers looking for an even greater level of exclusivity will be able to choose from an extended palette of colour options and finishes. 19 new premium colours have been introduced, ranging from pearlescent whites to greys in high-gloss and new satin finishes.