In Europe, diesel powered cars and trucks are very common and tend to be very popular with buyers thanks to the price of fuel. In the US, we have a few diesel-powered cars and trucks, but the majority of drivers opt for gasoline vehicles. Land Rover has announced that it plans to cater to those in the US who want diesel SUVs by bringing a pair of new diesel powered Range Rover models to the States.
The new models will include the 2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 and the Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesels. The two diesel SUVs promise 32% better combined duel economy compared to the supercharged gas V6 options in the same vehicles. The diesel versions are good for 22mpg in the city, 28mpg on the highway, and 25mpg combined.
The 3.0L Td6 V6 diesel engine produces 254hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. The torque peak is low in the RPM range coming at 1750 rpm putting power in the right place for off-roading and towing. The diesel versions of the SUV are capable of reaching 60mph from a stop in 7.4 seconds for the HSE Td6 and in 7.1 seconds for the Sport version. Both models will hit dealerships this fall.
via Land Rover
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