That will soon change, as the Tata Motors-owned company continues its rollout of in-house engines designed to reduce its dependence on other companies.
Automotive News Europe reports that the next Ford engine to disappear from Jaguar Land Rover’s inventory is the 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder, found in the Range Rover Evoque, as well as some Jaguar XE and Land Rover Discovery Sport models.
Jaguar will finally ditch the Spanish-built Ford engine in favor of its own Ingenium 2.0-liter gasoline-powered four. Offered in three guises, the 2.0-liter offers up to 300 horsepower, with the company claiming it achieves 15 percent better fuel economy than the Ford engine. Key to the boosted power and efficiency is anÂ electrohydraulic valvetrain, integrated exhaust manifold and twin scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearing technology.
The latest version of the creatively named Ingenium engine shares its bore, stroke and cylinder spacing with an existing diesel variant. To save costs, both engine blocks can be produced on the same casting line at JLR’s Wolverhampton, UK factory. The diesel engine replaced a 2.2-liter Ford unit.
Expect to hear new applications for the gas-powered mill at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.
Displacing 500 cubic centimeters per cylinder, export models fitted with Ingenium engines will avoid the punitive taxation China places on cars with engines greater than 2.0 liters. A Chinese Ingenium engine plant should start production next year.
More Ford powerplants should fall away as JLR brings its 3.0-liter six-cylinder Ingenium engines to market in the near future. That would leave just the supercharged Ford V8 as the only American engine in the company’s lineup.
There’s a chance JLR might partner with BMW on a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. If it does, that erases the last of the historical Ford taint from the company’s engine bays.