Jaguar Land Rover expands Ingenium powertrain family
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has expanded its Ingenium powertrain family, unveiling new technologies for both current and future vehicles. The new additions will support the company’s long-term commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy across its range through the introduction of more efficient engines, along with alternative powertrains, lighter vehicles and improved vehicle energy conservation.
At the heart of its low-emissions strategy, the new, four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine is now in production at JLR’s USD 1.3-million Engine Manufacturing Centre. Designed, engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom, these are the most advanced engines the company has ever developed, delivering up to 25 percent more power than the engines they replace and offering fuel consumption reductions of up to 15 percent.
Looking to the future, JLR has developed a revolutionary, advanced automatic transmission that will both improve the efficiency of future vehicles and expand their all-wheel drive capability. The USD 38.9-million advanced research project, Transcend, uses an innovative ultra-wide ratio spread that integrates low-range gearbox, dual-clutch and hybrid technologies to deliver new levels of off-road performance, as well as fuel economy improvements of nearly 10 percent.
Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director at JLR, said, “Environmental innovation is at the heart of our strategy to dramatically reduce emissions in the years leading up to 2020 and beyond. With the Ingenium family of powertrains and advanced research projects such as Transcend, future JLR vehicles will emit significantly less carbon dioxide. By 2020, new technologies will help us reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by a further 25 percent.”
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