Jaguar Land Rover announces successful production of 15 lakh Ingenium engines
The UK manufacturer celebrates its leading facility adding a new, advanced powertrain offering
More than 15 lakh units of Land Rover’s Ingenium engines have been produced till date claims Jaguar Land Rover. The engine manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton, UK, produces the ultra-efficient Ingenium powertrain family, providing a range of clean and electrified powertrains for all Jaguar and Land Rover models worldwide, supplying engines to Jaguar Land Rover’s global vehicle operations, with a large majority of those powertrain units used in the UK-based facilities including Solihull, home to the recently announced Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The advanced Ingenium family now includes a range of clean, refined and efficient diesel, petrol and electrified engines, built to maximise performance while at the same time reducing the environmental impact and running costs for customers. The latest addition to the Ingenium range is the six-cylinder diesel engine in the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The in-line-six Ingenium diesel engine features mild-hybrid technology and joins the range of clean and efficient six-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines manufactured at Jaguar Land Rover’s UK facility in the West Midlands.
Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover will continue to develop its Ingenium technology and will continue to advance the electrification of its model lineup with the establishment of a concept hydrogen fuel cell powertrain solution. The engine manufacturing centre also houses the assembly of Electric Drive Units (EDUs) offering full flexibility between new petrol and diesel engines and EDUs for those customers who want to make the switch from conventional to electrified vehicles.
Celebrating the milestone of Jaguar Land Rover, Ken Close, director, powertrain operations said, “We are experiencing an unprecedented demand for cleaner-running vehicles, so it’s more important than ever to deliver clean and efficient engines without compromising on the performance or all-terrain capabilities our customers have come to expect. Our Ingenium powertrains offer the very best of both worlds – better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, and even greater torque for a more responsive and engaging drive."
As for now the introduction of BS6-compliant diesel engines was halted due to the ongoing Covid-19 fears and the entire Jaguar Land Rover portfolio had petrol engines only except the Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport that have recently been launched with 2.0- litre diesel engine options.