Engine Geely JLD-4G20

The 2.0-liter Geely JLD-4G20 engine has been assembled at the Chinese plant of the concern since 2010 and is installed on the very popular Atlas and Emgrand X7 crossovers. Such a power unit is essentially a clone of the well-known Toyota 1AZ-FE gasoline engine.

Toyota engine clones: JLC-4G15, JLY-4G15, JLC-4G18, JLY-4G18, JLD-4G20, JLD-4G24.


Production years since 2010
Displacement, cc 1997
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 136 – 141
Torque output, Nm 178 – 191
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 85
Piston stroke, mm 88
Compression ratio 9.5 – 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT at the intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely Emgrand X7 2020)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 122

The engine was installed on:

  • Geely Atlas 1 (NL-3) since 2016;
  • Geely Emgrand 8 1 (EC8) in 2010 – 2015;
  • Geely Emgrand X7 1 (NL-1) in 2011 – 2019; Emgrand X7 2 (NL-4) since 2018.

Disadvantages of the Geely JLD-4G20 engine

  • This is a very reliable power unit and it gives the owners a minimum of hassle;
  • However, it is periodically let down by unstable build quality and components;
  • If the engine vibrates on cold start, replace the fuel rail with an updated version;
  • From bad fuel, candles quickly fail, and then the catalyst;
  • Rarely, and only on high mileage, chain stretching and cracks in the cylinder head are found here.

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