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2017 Range Rover Sport downsizes with 2.0-litre engine

18 August 2016

The 2017 Range Rover Sport will have the option of a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine from the Ingenium family. This downsized SD4 unit delivers 177Kw and 500Nm of torque, has a top speed of and sprints to 96km/h (60mph) in 8 second, 1.2 second slower than the previous entry level Range Rover Sport.

The 2017 model year also introduces a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine pushing out 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque to enable 0-96 kph run in 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 209 kph.

With two new engines, the 2017 Range Rover Sport also gets the latest touchscreen display with InControl Touch Pro, some of the physical buttons on the previous model have been integrated into the 10-inch infotainment system, leaving the dashboard less cluttered. There are also a number of  added safety and assistance systems, including Low Traction Launch, Advanced Tow Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Intelligent Speed Limiter.

The 2017 Range Rover will go on sale in the UK in December 2016 and should arrive in South Africa early next year.