Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport to share Freelander engines

The upcoming new version of the Land Rover Discovery Sport will keep brand fans reassured of its power by sharing engines with the confident outgoing Freelander model. The vehicle is expected to launch by the end of this year, and arrives with the 2.2-litre diesel engine from the outset.

Very little has been revealed on the next ‘baby’ Discovery at present – the official debut is anticipated to take place at the Paris Motor Show in October. It has been seen in testing with very heavy body camouflage, giving scant detail away. What is evident is that the model is larger than the Freelander and takes some style cues from the Range Rover Evoque.

Two versions are set to launch: one five-seat model and one ‘stretched’ 5+2 version with three rows of seating. The interior designs of the new Discovery Sport models are likely to be entirely new, demonstrating the comfort and quality renowned from the manufacturer.

A new wave of all-new Ingenium engines from Jaguar Land Rover is expected to be available with the Discovery Sport from late 2015 onwards. These power systems should contribute to significant overall weight reductions and a boost to fuel economy. The first will be tested in the Jaguar XE and is predicted to deliver over 70mpg while emitting just 100g/km of CO2.

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