Jaguar’s new Engine Manufacturing Center starts four-cylinder production image

JLR is still confident that internal combustion engines will live on, with the British brand using more than £1 billion ($1.28 billion) to establish its new U.K. Engine Manufacturing Center (EMC) that will manufacture the new Ingenium petrol engines.

The company has thus celebrated the start of production of the Ingenium engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that will start reaching both Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles starting this summer. The Manufacturing Center will also deliver Jaguar’s new high-performance 2.0-liter engine, which can be had with up to 300 horsepower (223 kilowatts). The two new engines will supplement the current 2.0-liter range, which has 150 hp (111 kW), 163 hp (121 kW), and 240 hp (178 kW), currently.

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“The start of petrol production marks an important milestone for the plant as we move to providing a suite of ultra-low emission, said Trevor Leeks, EMC Operations Director. “High-performance petrol and diesel engines to power the full Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle line-up now and in the future.” The center has more than 1,400 employees, with 80 percent of those new employees – and they are making the engine that debuted on the Jaguar F-Type at the recent New York Auto Show.