latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car a92d2_Jaguar-F-PACE-teaser-610x374 Jaguar Land Rover in U.S. Sticking With Diesel Despite Total Hatred Land Rover

The head of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations in the U.S. said the automaker will stick with its plans to rollout diesel engines for its cars, including the Jaguar F-Pace next year.

Automotive News reported that CEO Joe Eberhardt said at a Detroit luncheon the automaker was “very confident” in the technology for its diesel cars.

“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, according to Automotive News.

JLR plans to rollout diesels in most of its cars in the U.S., including the newly released diesel Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models.

According to the automaker, diesel car sales will comprise 15 to 20 percent of overall sales.

Roughly 22 percent of Volkswagen sales were diesel models before the Environmental Protection Agency notified the automaker that its cars used an illegal “defeat device” to cheat emissions tests. Volkswagen issued a stop-sale for its cars equipped with the non-compliant engine.

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