Monday, 23 February 2015

Ingenium diesel for 2016 Evoque

First application of JaguarLandRover’s Ingenium 2-litre diesel outside the Jaguar XE saloon will be the 2016 Range Rover Evoque.

The company claims the EU6-compliant four-cylinder Ingenium unit brings a “class-leading combination of performance, refinement and efficiency”.

The “cutting-edge” engine, which is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, provides up to 180PS, fuel economy of up to 68mpg (4.2l/100km) and CO2 emissions as low as 109g/km – equivalent to  “the class-leading Evoque the most efficient Land Rover ever produced”.

Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director said: “The Evoque has proven to be an enormous success in the UK with sales of 62,000 since its launch back in 2011. Clever design, class leading residuals and competitive cost of ownership have all been contributors to its success.”

“The 2016 model year Evoque builds on this achievement with a new engine line up delivering outstanding CO2 emissions down to 109g/km and for the first time; an all-wheel drive version under 130g/km. This combined with intelligent and relevant technology will ensure that the Range Rover Evoque is an attractive proposition to both private and fleet & business customers,” he added.

The 2016 model year Evoque is the first JLR vehicle to be offered with full-LED adaptive headlamps, providing superior visibility at night. This technology, according to JLR, has been “pivotal” in creating a signature headlamp and tail lamp design, working in harmony with Evoque’s “dramatic exterior”.

Enhancing safety and creating an even more striking visual statement, according to JLR. The indicator function is now integrated into Evoque’s distinctive LED daytime-running lights (DRLs), sweeping across the full width of the light clusters. As an additional benefit, energy-efficient LED technology reduces the demands placed on Evoque’s electrical systems.

Other design features for 2016 include new front- and rear-end treatment and new interior and seats.

The new Ingenium diesel engines are manufactured at the company’s advanced new £500 million Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands, UK.

The all-aluminium Ingenium TD4 engine, 20-30kg lighter than its predecessor with stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors ensuring low levels of vibration and noise intrusion, is available in two power outputs: 150PS (eD4 2WD) offering fuel economy of up to 68mile/gal (4.2 l/100km) and class-leading CO2 emissions of 109g/km, while the more powerful (“potent” in JLR language) 180PS unit offers 59mile/gal (4.8 l/100km) and CO2 emissions from 125g/km.

The 150PS unit is 18% more fuel efficiency versus the Evoque’s previous diesel engines, according to the company.

A range of features has been applied to the Ingenium engines to ensure “outstanding environmental performance”, including variable valve timing and a series of low friction technologies. Selective catalytic reduction and a new low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system significantly reduce NOx emissions.

Service intervals for the TD4 engine have been extended from 16,000 miles to 21,000 miles to reduce running costs on the new lightweight engines.

The 2016 model year Evoque is also offered with Land Rover’s existing advanced 240PS Si4 petrol engine. Si4 derivatives can accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mile/h) in just 7.6s and achieve a top speed of 217km/h (135mile/h), and return fuel economy of 36mile/gal (7.8 l/100km) and CO2emissions of 181g/km.

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