JLR to double production at Wolverhampton engine plant – Report
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The XE could debut the Ingenium engine for India.
A report on Autocar suggests that Jaguar Land Rover has decided to expand its engine-only facility in Wolverhampton, UK. The company is all set to double the production at the facility, the report reveals.
Roughly a year into formal production, the Wolverhampton facility produces the Ingenium range of engines. The engines power, or will power, models like the XE, XF and F-Pace models from Jaguar, and the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque.
Likely to make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016, the Jaguar XE – the company’s challenge to the well-established BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C Class and Audi A4 – is powered by diesel engines belonging to the Ingenium family. Given the Indian customer’s disposition towards diesel, the company is likely to announce the XE with the 2.0-liter diesel engines that, in other markets, produce 160 bhp/380 Nm or 178 bhp/430 Nm.
The upcoming Jaguar F-Pace crossover will also be powered by the Ingenium series of engines. The first-ever SUV from Jaguar is set to hit Indian roads in the latter half of 2016.
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[Source – Autocar]