The 2017 model year of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport now has the smallest base engine to date – the same 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine used by the Discovery Sport to pull a 100-ton train.
This is the first time a Range Rover Sport can be had with a 2.0-liter diesel engine – which is usually found under the hood of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Evoque and a bevy of Jaguar models. This all-aluminum engine has a 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint time of exactly 8 seconds, with the automaker estimating a 45.6 mpg UK fuel economy – CO2 emissions being approximated at 164 grams per kilometer. Aside from the new engine, there are other updates for the 2017 MY Range Rover Sport – starting with a bevy of new assistance systems. First off, the premium SUV can be had with an Advanced Tow Assist feature, helping the driver command a trailer, with the system hooked to the Terrain Response 2 rotary dial, and allowing for automatic steering adjustments.
Other new features for the 2017 Range Rover Sport are the Blind Spot Assist system or the Intelligent Speed Limiter. The former keeps track of blind spots and can even override a driver steering action to avoid an accident if a vehicle is at the side of the RR Sport. The latter an read traffic signs, understand speed limits, and will adjust the vehicle speed accordingly to fall beneath posted limits. LR also made updates to the 4×4 system menu, while the infotainment system now uses a 10-inch touchscreen display. The 2017 Range Rover Sport can be had starting this winter, with UK pricing starting from 59,700 pounds – and with customers also granted a new exterior design package as well as even more exterior shades.