JLR will introduce the new 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine to its offerings in the country; new motor debuted with Range Rover Velar
Jaguar Land Rover is gearing up to introduce a new refined petrol engine to its offerings in India like XE, XF, XJ, Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. These cars will receive the all new 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine that has debuted in the country with newly launched Range Rover Velar. The above mentioned models presently come powered by 2.-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is quite old.
The current 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine available in the JLR models is from the era when the British marquee was owned by Ford. But, the new engine is developed by JLR itself and it is claimed to be capable of delivering much more powerful and improved performance.
The new engine comes with an all-aluminium block and it uses electro-hydraulic valvetrain. It is a part of the brand’s modular Ingenium engine family and gets integrated exhaust manifold. This new engine is capable of churning out 25% more power output compared to the old 2.0-litre turbo-petrol motor. Also, the new petrol engine comes as 15% more fuel efficient as well.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-charged petrol engine comes kicking out power output in three different versions that are 200 hp, 250 hp and 300 hp. Thanks to the usage of this engine, the JLR cars are expected to become much more lightweight and They will come emitting lesser CO2 as well. However, it is not sure, when the engine will be introduced to the JLR cars available in the domestic market.
While it could be farfetched to think that future Tata models too can use the same engine, if the homegrown automaker considers the idea, it could be an interesting development. Speaking about Jaguar and Land Rover, these two British luxury brands are heavily relying on petrol engines for their future strategy in the country.
The petrol powered Range Rover Velar has already garnered great interest from the customers within short span after its arrival here. It is indeed a very interesting fact, as the Indian buyers prefer diesel powered luxury SUVs.
Source: Autocar India