MPG and running costs
As well as improved performance and driveability, the new Ingenium engine realises significant improvements in economy and reduced CO2 emissions.
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Most frugal of all is the 148bhp, manual transmission e-Capability model. Officially, it'll achieve 57.7mpg on the European combined cycle, which reduces CO2 to 129g/km for a zero-cost first-year VED rating. The 2015-2016 BIK rate is also low, at 23 per cent. By way of comparison, its predecessor was over 10mpg less parsimonious, pumped out 162g/km of CO2 and featured a 29 per cent BIK rating. The changes finally pull the Discovery Sport in line with its competitors on running costs.
Equipped with the higher-output diesel engine and the new nine-speed automatic transmission, economy doesn't suffer a great deal. While the old 187bhp diesel managed a respectable 44.8mpg, the latest car reaches 55.3mpg - barely lower than the 148bhp manual - and CO2 emissions are listed at 139g/km. BIK is in the 25 per cent bracket, compared to the old car's 31 per cent.
In terms of servicing, Land Rover offers Discovery Sport owners a service pack covering five years for a one-off fee of £499. The standard warranty is three years and unlimited mileage and the Discovery Sport is in insurance groups 33E to 38E.