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Jaguar Land Rover gave fans in the US some great news recently. The company will be offering every Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover vehicle with a diesel engine in the US (excluding the F-Type.)

2015 is going to be a mundane year for Jaguar. Currently the company is plotting the release of the Discovery Sport and the Jaguar XE to the US which will happen in 2016.

Read more on Jaguar/Land Rover's diesel plans on Jalopnik here --> http://jalopnik.com/every-jaguar-and-range-rover-in-the-u-s-to-come-with-d-1678870804
 

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There are rumors that the U.S. spec XE will be offered in a diesel / manual transmission configuration, too.


If so, I have found my spec. It's nearly impossible to order any vehicle in the U.S. with a diesel motor and manual gearbox.
 

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They better do that, good opportunity here. Can't just let the germans be the only ones with the luxury diesels.

Looking forward to this.
 

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For sure on the diesel but not as sure about the manual. Perhaps some type of automatic transmission where you can still choose when to shift gears with paddle shifters.
 

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Personally, I think that would be ideal. Really its only older folks who want manuals these days. A SMG transmission would be the perfect bridge between manual and automatic. Hopefully it would appease everyone.
 

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for the most part that's what seems to be the case
but there are of course younger people that want more of a connected feel to their vehicle, i'm one of those, but i don't mind either... ultimately what ever complements the vehicle.
 

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Personally, I think that would be ideal. Really its only older folks who want manuals these days. A SMG transmission would be the perfect bridge between manual and automatic. Hopefully it would appease everyone.
old people don't want manuals, does clutching sound appealing to a 65 year old?
 

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old people don't want manuals, does clutching sound appealing to a 65 year old?
I think that younger people don't even learn to drive manual that much anymore. Older people are more familiar with manuals and like them because they have grown up with them and many say it makes them feel more connected to the car.

That is my view on it.
 
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