Jaguar Land Rover has announced it’s reached the milestone of producing 1.5 million Ingenium engines at its plant in Wolverhampton in the Midlands.

The engines have been an important part of JLR’s production since they were introduced five years ago. Since then, the plant now builds a straight six-cylinder, and mild-hybrid straight-six diesel and electric powertrains for the I-Pace, on top of the four-cylinder petrol which was the first unit produced there.

The engines are used across the Jaguar Land Rover line-up and there are plans to expand the range further, with more focus on electrification and potentially hydrogen fuel cell technology. This follows recent news that JLR confirmed it was looking into using hydrogen power for its SUVs. 

JLR has two design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities and two powertrain assembly plants in the UK. It also has vehicle factories in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. More than 557,000 JLR models were produced globally in 2019.

Ken Close, Jaguar Land Rover powertrain operations launch director, said: “We are experiencing unprecedented demand for cleaner-running vehicles, so it’s more important than ever to deliver clean and efficient engines without compromising on the performance or all-terrain capabilities our customers have come to expect.

“Our Ingenium powertrains offer the very best of both worlds – better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, and even greater torque for a more responsive and engaging drive.”