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REPORT: Refreshed Ford F150 to get JLR V6 diesel


Unveiled on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in January, a new report has alleged that the revised thirteenth generation Ford F150 will source its diesel engine from Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR).

According to US publication Truck Trend, citing an unmanned source within JLR, the first ever oil burner of the world's best-selling vehicle will use the same 3.0-litre unit V6 engine as the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover, although it remains to be seen whether it will retain the same 190 kW/ 600 Nm outputs.

Like the rest of the F150 range, the new mill, which will be sold under the Powerstroke designation, will likely be connected to the same 10-speed automatic gearbox co-developed with General Motors, and return a claimed US fuel consumption figure of 8.1 L/100 km on the highway.

Directly aimed at the similarly sized albeit emissions troubled EcoDiesel engine used in the Ram 1500, the Powerstroke will be fifth engine option offered in the F150 range, which will consist of a normally aspirated 216 kW / 358 Nm 3.3-litre V6, a 242 kW / 541 Nm 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6, the 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 with 280 kW / 640 Nm, and a normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 with outputs of 294 kW / 541 Nm.

Like previous generations though, don't expect the F150 to arrive in South Africa soon as it will be made in left-hand drive only.

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