New turbo engine under development at Jaguar Land Rover

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 19, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine that could serve as a fuel-efficient option to its larger power plants, company president Joe Eberhardt remarked at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress. He, however, noted that many luxury vehicle customers don’t really care if six or eight cylinder engines are powering their vehicles, adding that they now “place more emphasis on going easy at the pump.”

He added that customers are now more interested in performance rather than the technology under the hood. Jaguar Land Rover is developing the new engine in-house and plans to produce its at its new $750-million engine plant in the United Kingdom.

On the other hand, the carmaker is planning to offer diesel engine options on every model in its product lineup. Jaguar Land Rover’s 2.0-liter diesel will be first offered in the Jaguar XE compact sedan. The carmaker will also offer a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel on the 2016 Range Rover.

Eberhardt remarked that the Jaguar and the Land Rover brands “have been reborn” under Tata Motors. He noted that the carmaker only needs to concentrate on two brands, unlike others that have to look after eight to nine marques.

The brands found it difficult to survive when they were still part of Ford’s luxury unit as they have to compete internally for funding and resources against Volvo and Aston Martin.

Jaguar Land Rover sold 9-percent more vehicles in 2014 to 462,678, and is expected to top 500,000 sales sooner or later. “You don’t necessarily have to be big to be successful,” Eberhardt said.

Topics: jaguar, land rover

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


We’re all excited as the year comes to an end especially as there are several things we’ve highly anticipated. Like always, the car industry has something new to offer; that’s...
by - October 28, 2016
Fuel economy is now an everyday term we hear and read in the automotive world. Just recently, some car manufacturers got into serious trouble for claiming false statements with regard...
by - October 28, 2016
More than three decades ago, the DeLorean DMC-12 was produced by the DeLorean Motor Company. However, production was stopped due to issues within the company. The car itself was decent...
by - October 27, 2016
Tesla is making sure that all models under production will receive the necessary advanced hardware that will allow them to be autonomously driven. The fitment of these advanced hardware to...
by - October 27, 2016
Wondering how fast the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in actual driving? To provide customers a good idea on how fast the 2017 Camaro ZL1 could really get, Chevrolet recently had...
by - October 27, 2016