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Land Rover Betting Big on Diesels

U.S. Range Rover models set to get first “oil-burners.”

by on Sep.01, 2015

The 2016 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport (shown here) will offer new diesel options for the first time.

Even the most affluent motorists want to improve their fuel economy, it seems, and that has Land Rover betting it can expand its position in the U.S. market by adding a new, high-mileage diesel for its Range Rover line.

The new six-cylinder turbodiesel will deliver a 32% bump in combined fuel economy compared with the maker’s current gasoline-powered V-6, while delivering more towing capacity and nearly the same level of acceleration, Land Rover officials announced during a preview in Barcelona, Spain.

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For the maker, there are several potentials benefits: adding the higher-mileage technology will make it easier to meet increasingly tough fuel economy mandates, while also drawing in new buyers to the brand.


Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

Ford softening its opposition to diesels, as well.

by on Feb.14, 2013

The Ram 1500 will begin offering a 3.0-liter turbodiesel.

Chrysler will add a diesel option for the Ram 1500 pickup, making it the only automaker to offer the high-mileage technology on a half-ton truck. It could be a significant additional inducement the announcement coming barely a month after the Ram 1500 was named North American Truck of the Year.

But Chrysler may not be the only maker to market a diesel standard-duty pickup for long. General Motors is reportedly considering such an option for its newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models, while Toyota and Nissan may add diesels when their redesigned Tundra and Titan models reach market.


Meanwhile, diesels are rapidly gaining ground in other market segments. Chevrolet last week unveiled its new Cruze Diesel, the first passenger car model from General Motors’ largest brand to offer the powertrain technology since 1996. Mazda will add a diesel for its new Mazda6 later this year. And even Ford’s long-standing resistance to diesel power in U.S. passenger cars finally may be crumbling.


Land Rover Bringing all-New Defender Concept to Frankfurt Motor Show

“A vision” of the British brand for the 21st Century.

by on Aug.11, 2011

The reveal of the new Land Rover Defender follows the launch of the British maker's all-new Range Rover Evoque.

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Land Rover will pull the wraps off a concept version of its big Defender model at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, with the maker’s top designer telling that it will provide not just “a vision” of what the next-generation SUV will look like but where Land Rover itself is going in the years ahead.

Aiming to navigate rapidly shifting global trends – and increasingly stringent mileage, emissions and safety regulations – Land Rover is trying to reinvent itself.  The first sign of where the brand is going came with the launch of the new Range Rover Evoque, the production version of the LRX concept first seen at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2008.

One place the next-generation Defender is set to go is the United States.  The model, which has been unavailable in the States since 1999, should stage a return in the next few years, Land Rover officials promised.  What remains to be seen is whether it will also make its return with the new U.S.-certified diesel the British maker confirms it is developing.

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The Evoque, just now rolling off the assembly line, is a downsized, more fuel-efficient version of the classic Ranger Rover, and the first-ever crossover from the brand that, for many, defines SUV.  The Defender concept coming to Frankfurt aims to blend some of the Evoque’s new styling cues while emphasizing that Land Rover isn’t abandoning the classic sport-ute.

It will be “a vision of what the Defender of the 21st Century would be,” said Gerry McGovern, the oft-outspoken former Ford designer who now heads styling operations at Land Rover.