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JLR Engines to power US Ford diesel trucks

Ford US are refreshing their popular F150 pick up truck for 2018, this is to include a diesel engine option. Surprisingly to us here across the pond, a diesel engine was not previously an option for a workhorse …

 

Interestingly the rumor is that the new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine comes courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover. FORD-F150-PICKUPDuring testing of the vehicle a diesel Range Rover has been spotted shadowing the truck on its every move, further cementing the validity of this rumor. In the Range Rover, this engine makes 254 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. That’s slightly more than the 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque made by the Ram EcoDiesel, which makes the engine choice more feasible.

 

The deal is expected to be a long term agreement for the UK manufacturer, with potential for further vehicles in the US to prefer a JLR economic cleaner diesel Ingenium option, more stringent emission regulations will benefit the engine manufacturer instead of the gas guzzlers that the US drivers are previously used to.

 

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