Almost all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will have the option to get a diesel engine. Within the next three years, the company confirmed this at the Detroit Auto Show. The blitz will begin this coming fall, when the new 2016’s launch. The engine is a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel. Pushing out about 254 Horsepower with 440 pound-feet of torque. While the fuel economy will raise slightly to a 28mpg on the highway. The combined rating of city and highway is a 25 mpg.
The Rovers will be followed in 2016 by the XE sedan and F-Pace crossover, which will offer the 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engines, in addition to gasoline units. The diesel-powered XE is expected to get at least 40 mpg on the highway, Jaguar Land Rover North America CEO Joe Eberhardt said.
The oil-burners are expected to offer 20-to-30 percent improvements in fuel economy compared with gasoline engines, depending on the vehicle.
JLR’s announcement comes as gasoline prices have plummeted in the United States, and regular fuel costs about $1 less than a gallon of diesel, according to AAA research. Still, the company is taking the long view, and Eberhardt said diesel engines offer greater performance and range than other options. JLR expects about 20 percent of its customers will opt for diesel engines.
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