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Jaguar Land Rover plans diesels for entire lineup

March 18th, 2018 9:15 pm

Jaguar Land Rover plans diesels for entire lineup
Article by Diana T. Kurylko
September 7, 2015 - 12:01 am ET

BARCELONA, Spain -- Land Rover's first U.S. diesel vehicles -- the Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 -- will go on sale in October. And more diesels are on the way for the British SUV brand.

"Over the next couple of years, we will have diesel available on the entire sedan and SUV lineup," said Rob Filipovic, product planning manager for Jaguar Land Rover North America.

The V-6 diesel has driving characteristics similar to Land Rover's 5.0-liter V-8 supercharged gasoline engine, said Alan Jones, JLR's engineering director for diesel. But the 3.0-liter diesel is 32 percent more fuel efficient than the gasoline V-6. Combined fuel economy for both Range Rovers is an estimated 25 mpg.

The diesel generates 254 hp and 440 pounds-feet of torque at 1,750 rpm. The Range Rover Sport accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds and the Range Rover in 7.4 seconds -- nearly the same as the gasoline V-6.

The two Land Rover diesel offerings will cost about $1,500 more than the gasoline V-6 models. The Range Rover Sport will start at $67,445 and the larger Range Rover at $87,445, including shipping.

You can reach Diana T. Kurylko at dkurylko@crain.com.


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