JAGUAR will launch a new range of four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines by 2015.
The new fuel-efficient diesel will replace the current 2.2 diesel in the Jaguar XF range,
The launch of the new engines is likely to coincide with the launch of a new small Jaguar saloon to compete directly with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class.
The new engines are the result of a £355m investment in a new manufacturing facility in Staffordshire, near Wolverhampton.
“They are our own engines – the first for a significant time that are wholly JLR,” commented Jon Wackett, head of corporate sales at JLR (Jaguar Land Rover).
“We are very conscious of all legislation that relates to tailpipe emission and the business is striving to ensure we remain in the most competitive position at a global level and with a specific interest in the UK.”
Low CO2 emissions will be vital if both the Jaguar XF Saloon and Sportbrake are to compete successfully on benefit in kind company car tax.
“We are not naive to the impact of the legislation and the overall competitiveness of our product,” added Jon.
The new CO2 saving engines will also be shared across the Land Rover and Range Rover product range.