Lifan Industry Group Co., a private Chinese automaker, says it has hired British engineering firm Ricardo PLC to develop a new turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine.
The engine will meet Euro VI emission standards, according to Lifan.
Additional details about the engine were not released.
After it is introduced in 2014, the engine will be featured throughout Lifan's model lineup, and sold in and outside of China, according to the Chinese carmaker.
The engine is the second turbocharged direct-injection engine that Ricardo is developing for Lifan.
Last year, Ricardo agreed to design a 1.2-liter turbocharged direct-injection gasoline engine that will meet Euro V emission standards.
Lifan, which is located in the southwest China city of Chongqing, sold 56,446 vehicles in the first half of this year, up 16 percent year-on-year, according to LMC Automotive.