• Aug 25, 2010
Jaguar's got a good thing going with its use of Ford engines, and even an engine shortage isn't enough to deter Land Rover from getting in on the game. A report in Autocar suggests that the Land Rover Evoque could make use of the 2.0-liter, four-cyliinder Ecoboost engine that Ford just installed as the premium engine into the 2011 Explorer.

On the 'sceptered isle, the same Ecoboost serves in the Mondeo, but with 203 horsepower instead of the 237 that the Explorer variant outputs. Since Land Rover won't say anything about the report, probably trying to maintain the surprise until the Evoque is revealed at the Paris Motor Show, we don't know which tune the Evoque might get. But that engine and the possibility of using Ford's six-speed, dual-clutch Powershift transmission could go all the way to backing up Land Rover's assertion that the Evoque will be the most fuel-efficient vehicle it has ever produced.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      "O RLY" owl, is this the same Range Rover who just needed to rain on Ford's parade when then introduced the new Explorer's terrain response system. Now look who needs the engineering help.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Smart move by Land Rover. Ford's TwinForce (I refuse to call them 'EcoBoost') engines are really doing well, and they'll save a ton of money on development, plus get a tech-laden engine package that gets great fuel economy, and does well with power. The Evoque isn't what I'd call a traditional soft roader, and the TT motor should be a good addition to the vehicle.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Isn't TwinForce-I-refuse-to-call-them-EcoBoost kinda long name? :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only car I care about this engine in is the Focus.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was thinking the same thing.

        That and the smaller version of the Ecoboost in the Fiesta/Mazda2.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "EcoBoost from Ford?" Well the car already looks like Edge, has Edge's grill, so why not the engine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol Sea Urine!

        Sea Urine! Sea Urine! Sea Urine!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRQawIfeiuk&feature=related
        • 4 Years Ago
        Minimum Lutz, wanna be friends? It seems like your approval bar is about on the same level as mine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @trevor: So, LR & Jag get bought by Ford, siphon off millions of Ford's cash, get sold by Ford, and still get the run of Ford's engine lineup? In exchange for a couple of design elements? Who got the better end of that bargain?

        • 4 Years Ago
        I can't disagree. If somebody asked me what camouflaged vehicle that was in the picture above, I'd definitely have to say "new 2-door Explorer", "2-door Edge", or even perhaps "Bronco".
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am starting to see why they call you Sea Urine now...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Except that Ford was the one who stole the Land Rover designs for their products.

        Ford owned LR/Jag, LR/Jag have their own designers, Ford likes the designs, Ford knows they are selling LR/Jag soon, Ford decides to borrow some of the design elements for their products.

        Hence the reason you think of the edge/explorer
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh wow... that's the same exact horsepower and torque numbers that Jeep gets out of their antiquated V6 that they are still using in 2011 in the Wrangler. Thinking of which, that thing is rated for 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. I bet this 2.0L EcoBoost engine will get EPA rated somewhere around 30 to 32 mpg on the highway. Too bad the folks at Jeep can't catch up and offer modern, small, powerful, and fuel efficient engines. You'd think with all those billions they got in tax payer bailout money they'd have something to show for it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ecoboost, Triton, Vortec, Northstar, Hemi, Boss, TDI, SynErgy are names of motors used to power cars and are used as labels or brands of motors. They identify the motor in the vehicle and add to a vehicles value in the minds of "buyers" those actually spending their own money on something they perceive as a good value. They do conntate any other than an identity of something that has perceived value. We can debate the efficiency of these motors but the names are meaningless in that debate.

      OTOH, I see Ford riding the "EcoBoost" horse to the lead in the race for motors that will define economy and power.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Being Range Rover's most fuel-efficient vehicle is like being the world's tallest midget.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford to Land Rover: Congrats to Land Rover Evoque for being the most fuel efficient vehicle in Land Rover's lineup. Just remember who developed it. : P
      • 4 Years Ago
      But will Land Rover be dumb like Ford and only offer the EcoBoost engine on the FWD-only model?
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