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2017 Range Rover Sport gets 2.0-litre diesel power and semi-autonomous tech

Wednesday 17 August 2016, By AutoVolo

2017 Range Rover Sport gets 2.0-litre diesel power and semi-autonomous tech

2017 Range Rover Sport gets 2.0-litre diesel power and semi-autonomous tech

The 2017 Range Rover Sport will be offered with an updated engine range and a host of new technologies, Land Rover has confirmed.

The biggest change is the addition of a 2.0-litre diesel Ingenium diesel engine at the foot of the range, as well as a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine.

A more powerful version of the engine found under the bonnet of the Range Rover Evoque, the 2.0 diesel is manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s engine plant in Wolverhampton. The 237bhp unit will return 45.6mpg and emit 164g of CO2 per kilometre.

The other newcomer – the 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol – has been lifted from the Jaguar F-Type and produces 335bhp. With this unit in the engine bay, the Range Rover Sport will sprint from 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds.

A number of semi-autonomous driving technologies will also be offered on the new Range Rover Sport, including towing assistance, blind-spot assistance (which counter-steers if the driver moves across another car) and an intelligent speed limiter.

Low Traction Launch is a more off-road-inspired addition taken straight from the top-of-the-range Range Rover. Designed to work in tandem with an updated 4x4 menu, the system makes it easier to pull away on low-grip surfaces.

In the cabin, the 2017 Range Rover Sport, a new 10-inch touchscreen will include something called Dual View, which allows the driver and passenger to see different images on the same screen.

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover’s managing director in the UK, said: “Our customers love Range Rover Sport and for 2017 it gets even better. It’s brimming with exciting technology for even better on- and off-road driving; it has next-generation and advanced safety features as standard, better economy and running costs, and all for under £60,000.”

On sale in the winter of 2016, the Range Rover Sport starts at £59,700 for the 2.0-litre HSE.