NEW YORK -- Jaguar Land Rover is giving the second all-new engine from its new plant in Britain a high-profile debut -- under the hood of the revised 2018 Jaguar F-Type sports car -- in one of the company’s most important markets.
At the New York auto show, JLR executives presented the F-Type two-seater and introduce a new entry-level model powered by a 296-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium engine.
JLR’s engine plant in Wolverhampton, England, opened in 2014 came online in late 2015 and has been making diesel versions of the Ingenium engine. Ingenium is the first all-new engine family designed, engineered and built in-house since Jaguar and Land Rover were sold to India’s Tata Motors by Ford Motor in 2008.
The factory is now building gasoline versions of the Ingenium, which will replace the 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine JLR has been buying from Ford. The gasoline-powered Ingenium will be available in the compact Jaguar XE sedan and various Land Rovers, such as the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.