Jaguar Land Rover talks about the future of its V8 engineAugust 30, 2020
The powerful engine is currently being produced at Ford’s Wales plant. However, it will stop there in September.
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed the future of its 5.0-liter AJ-V8 engine. The engine assembly line is planned to be relocated from Ford’s Wales plant to Jaguar Land Rover’s own facility in Woolwoolhampton. Details were not disclosed, but according to some media reports, we are talking about the buyout of the assembly line, which will be transferred to England.
At the same time, it was recently reported that the Ford plant in Wales was producing these powerful engines ahead of schedule to avoid shortages. It is now known that the powerful V8 will remain in service for at least three years, but its further future is in question. This is due to the fact that within 3-5 years a new environmental standard Euro-7 will appear, into which the new power unit is unlikely to fit. After that, V8 engines from German BMW will be installed on the cars of the British brand.
The powerful 5.0-liter engine is currently found in Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Jaguar F-Pace and Jaguar F-Type.
The sales of these machines are very popular in the United States and the Middle East. At the same time, the rejection of the 4.4-liter turbodiesel has already been confirmed, which will give way to a hybrid power plant.
Meanwhile, sales of the basic version of the electric crossover Jaguar I-Pace 2021 model year began in the European market. For such a complete set you will have to pay 64 957 euros
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