Jaguar will offer its four-cylinder engine in the U.S. for the first time since 1948 and first V-6 since the Ford-era X-Type small sedan was discontinued in 2009, according to a report in the trade weekly Automotive News.
The News said Jag’s current all-V-8 lineup in the U.S. will add inline four and V-6 turbos in two of its three models this fall as the automaker moves to offer higher miles-per-gallon options.
“We have only V-8s in a market that has moved to six-cylinder,” Andy Goss, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America, told the News.
Now the XF sedan will be offered with the same 2.0-liter, 240-horsepower turbo four-cylinder that powers the new Range Rover Evoque, according to the report. A supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 will be offered in 340 hp. and 380 hp. variations in the XF and flagship XJ sedans. Both currently offer only 5.0-liter V-8s.