The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has kicked of its first day today, and with it comes a slew of new vehicles and variants from manufacturers left and right, with many working to further improve on fuel economy and efficiency.
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Land Rover announced on in a press release issued Jan. 11 that their NAIAS displays feature the diesel-run 2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 and Sport HSE Td, which are set to go on sale in the fall of this year. Despite a 32 percent improvement in efficiency, the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine is turbocharged and creates 254 hp and 440 lb-ft, launching the Sport version from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds.
Every aspect of this diesel option was tested extensively in the United States prior to launch, with Land Rover completing more than one million test miles on American roads prior to launch. This car is prepped to handle anything the US can throw at it.
Now, the question remains, will you be ready to drive it?
In addition to the diesel Range Rover variants, Land Rover also announced that “virtually every Jaguar and Land Rover model sold in North America” will have a clean-diesel powertrain option beginning in 2016.
Stay with us for more coverage of releases from the NAIAS, and to learn more about these models as information is released.
(Source: Land Rover USA)