Jaguar Land Rover has this week unveiled new technologies it will use in its powertrains for current and future vehicles. This is part of the company's long term low emissions strategy.
At the heart of this strategy is the new 4 cylinder Ingenium petrol engine which has entered production at JLR’s £1bn Engine Manufacturing Facility. The engines which are fully produced in the UK are the most advanced engines JLR has ever designed.
The produce up to 25% more power and have an up to 15% fuel consumption reduction when compared with the engines that they will replace. They will be available from 2017.
Since 2008 JLR have doubled the number of powertrain engineers and are developing the technology that will deliver a further 25% improvement in CO2 emissions over the next 5 years.
JLR is also committed to electric vehicles and has show this by recently entering into the FIA Formula E championship. The championship will provide a fast-track test bed for its technologies, enabling JLR to transfer them quickly from the track to the road.