Jaguar Land Rover Will Roll Out Diesel Engines In U.S.

Jaguar Land Rover Will Roll Out Diesel Engines In U.S.

Jaguar Land Rover is not worried about the latest Volkswagen Group diesel engine scandal to have erupted the global car market. The company has said that it would be going ahead with its plans of bringing out diesel engine variants to the American soil.

Jaguar will be rolling out the diesel engines across most of its car models in the near future. All models in the lineup of Land Rover and Jaguar will also feature a diesel powered engine. The exception to this will be the F-Type sports car.

Land Rover has launched two new vehicles Range Rover and range Rover Sport in the U.S. in September. Both these vehicles are fitted with a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 diesel engines. A total of 330 units of these luxury vehicles have been sold in the United States in the first month of sales.

The Jaguar Land Rover North America says that their diesel vehicles comply with the EA set emission norms and has not adjusted their diesel engines like what Volkswagen Group has done. The CEO of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Joe Eberhardt, said in a luncheon meeting of the Automotive Press Association in Detroit that he is very confident about the next generation diesel engines that the company will be bringing out.

The CEO also said that it is very early to tell on how the diesel emissions scandal by Volkswagen could hit the sales of the diesel engines and the diesel auto industry at large. The company knows pretty well how the diesel engines will help in attaining good fuel economy and how the engines support the all-wheel drivability.

These comments from the JLR CEO comes in the wake of Volkswagen getting all set to face massive fines and also complete recall of diesel vehicles it sold in the USA for violating the U.S. emission norms.

Jaguar Land Rover is looking at getting 15% to 20% of the diesel market share in the U.S. and the company looks to be on track of achieving it at the moment. JLR has plans to bring out the diesel variants of almost all the vehicles in its lineup by the end of the year 2017.

After the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the EPA will now enforce more stringent emission testing norms. They will not be relying only on lab emission tests of vehicles and will also undertake road tests of the vehicles to certify the vehicles.

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October 2nd, 2015 by