Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has expanded its modular ‘Ingenium’ engine family this week, with the new 2.0-litre petrol powerplant now in production at the company’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in the UK.
According to the company, the Ingenium engine family are the most advanced powerplants it has ever developed.
JLR says the new petrol units will deliver up to 25 per cent more power than the engines they replace while also reducing fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent – though exact outputs are yet to be released.
All Ingenium engines use a common architecture based on a 500cc per cylinder displacement, enabling a range of derivatives to be developed to suit applications as diverse as sedans like the Jaguar XE and SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Following last year’s release of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines, the new petrol units are now in production and will be rolled out during 2017.
Also announced this week is the company’s new ‘Transcend’ eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Weighing around 20 kilograms less than conventional eight-speed autos, the new Transcend unit is designed for longitudinal rear- and all-wheel drive models.
The new shifter is claimed to offer better off-road performance, improved on-road dynamics while also reducing CO2 emissions.
Above: Jaguar XE
Speaking with CarAdvice today, Jaguar Land Rover Australia communications manager James Scrimshaw confirmed the new petrol engines should roll out locally towards the end of next year, though a specific quarter will be announced closer to the release date.