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|
|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|
|Phase regulator||VVT at the intake|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Geely Emgrand X7 2020)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
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.