Jaguar Land Rover has expanded its powertrain family, unveiling new technologies for both current and future vehicles. The new additions will support the company’s long-term commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy across its range through the introduction of more efficient engines along with alternative powertrains, lighter vehicles and improved vehicle energy conservation.
At the heart of its low-emissions strategy, the new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine is now in production at Jaguar Land Rover’s £1-billion Engine Manufacturing Centre.
Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, these are the most advanced engines the company has ever developed. They will deliver up to 25 per cent more power than the engines they replace and offer fuel consumption reductions of up to 15 per cent.
The new four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine joins the four-cylinder, 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine that Jaguar Land Rover already fits to the Jaguar XE, Jaguar XF and Jaguar F-PACE.
This engine is now also available in the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Range Rover Evoque in the sub-Sahara Africa markets.
Producing 132kW and 430Nm the Ingenium diesel engine brings lower fuel consumption and improved torque to Land Rover’s compact SUV models, without sacrificing capability and refinement.
Looking to the future, Jaguar Land Rover has developed a revolutionary advanced automatic transmission that will both improve the efficiency of future vehicles and expand their all-wheel drive capability. The £30-million (R570-million) advanced research project, TRANSCEND, uses an innovative ultra-wide ratio spread (20:1) that integrates low-range gear box, dual-clutch and hybrid technologies to deliver new levels of off-road performance and fuel economy improvements of nearly 10%.
“Environmental innovation is at the heart of our strategy to dramatically reduce emissions up to 2020 and beyond,” said Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director. “With the Ingenium family of powertrains and advanced research projects such as TRANSCEND, future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will emit significantly less CO‚ . By 2020, new technologies will help us reduce our CO‚ emissions by a further 25 per cent.”