Range Rover Evoque to Get Ford EcoBoost Engine

Range Rover Evoque to Get Ford EcoBoost Engine

Despite Ford’s sale of Land Rover to Tata over a year ago, there appears to be a strong continuing partnership between the two automakers with the latest reports indicating the Range Rover Evoque crossover will get the American automaker’s EcoBoost technology.

The light-weight Range Rover is believed to get a version of the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine that will debut later this year in the 2011 Ford Edge. The new engine should help deliver significantly improved fuel economy numbers over anything else in the Land Rover lineup, with a 0-60 mph time of around 8 seconds and a fuel economy rating of close to 30-mpg.

Land Rover won’t confirm or deny the reports but is believed to announce the new EcoBoost powerplant at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.

[Source: AutoCar]