VW is in a death spiral, and many people are wondering if diesels generally are going to go down with it. JLR is sticking to its plans to bring diesel models to the US however.
Given that JLR is steadfast in its diesel plans, even under heightened scrutiny, it makes me think that JLW is not cheating. Not only that, but JLR must have some legitimately good diesel engines to show us. Maybe all is not lost for diesel.JLR CEO Joe Eberhardt said that it’s too soon to tell how the Volkswagen disaster will impact the rest of the industry, but the company won’t change its plans to bring more diesel cars to the U.S. and Canada. The Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 diesel SUVs are the company’s first diesel cars in North America, and they just arrived in September and so far account for 16 percent of the sales of those models.
A diesel XE will be on the way in the future.“We are convinced of the benefits of diesels from a fuel economy and from an all-wheel drivability perspective, and that hasn’t changed,” Eberhardt said at an event in Detroit. He said JLR is planning for diesels to account for 20 percent of their sales.