Jaguar Land Rover achieves Ingenium engine development success

Jaguar Land Rover achieves Ingenium engine development success

July 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Jaguar Land Rover marks a positive milestone with more than 1.5 million Ingenium engines from its UK plant.

Developed in-house and built at the £ 1 billion engine plant in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, the first of the new family rolled off the assembly line in 2015.

Initially, only one four-cylinder diesel engine was produced, and in 2016 it was joined by a four-cylinder petrol variant. Since then, it has also produced a six-cylinder gasoline engine replacing Ford’s old V6 and announced earlier this week for a mild hybrid based on a diesel.

Since the launch of the Jaguar I-Pace, the company has also assembled electric drives. The Wolverhampton site is being adapted to facilitate further electrification and traffic techniques.

JLR said it will “continue to develop Ingenium technology, continue to advance the electrification of its lineup, and create a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain concept.” The firm has already built a “growing electrification ecosystem”.

Located 25 miles in Hams Hall, Birmingham, the newly established Battery Assembly Center produces packages for both purely electric and hybrid models.

JLR has two design and engineering sites, three car manufacturing plants and two powertrain assembly plants in the UK. It also has car factories in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. More than 557,000 JLR models were produced in the world in 2019.