Jaguar Land Rover has marked the production of more than 1.5 million Ingenium engines. The family of engines, introduced in 2015 to power the model range in the wake of the Ford’s sale to Tata, is now used across the entire range following the introduction of the new 3.0-litre straight-six mild hybrid diesel.
The Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton was created to build the Ingenium engine. It was a big part of JLR’s expansion plan for the 2010s, based on the introduction of a much larger model range, including a range of Jaguar SUVs, and an expanded Range Rover line-up. With the introduction of the Land Rover Defender, Range Rover Velar and Jaguar E- and F-Pace, that process is now complete.
The all-aluminium Ingenium family, which includes a range of diesel, petrol and electrified engines, are built to maximise performance and efficiency, and were developed to be modular, flexible and scalable, with common core technologies.
New straight-six mild hybrid diesel
The latest addition to the Ingenium range is the six-cylinder mild hybrid diesel engine, which powers the 2021 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The new variation joins the range of four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines made in Wolverhampton.
The evolving Ingenium family supports the company’s long-term commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy across its vehicle range. This is part of its Destination Zero mission and a commitment to reducing emissions and making environments cleaner through relentless innovation.
The Wolverhampton site is complemented by a growing electrification ecosystem in the Midlands, with the innovative and technologically advanced Battery Assembly Centre at nearby Hams Hall assembling PHEV and BEV batteries. Together, they will power the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover electrified vehicles.