Automotive News reported thatÂ CEO Joe Eberhardt said at a Detroit luncheonÂ the automaker was “very confident” in the technology for its diesel cars.
â€œWe are convinced of the benefits of diesels from a fuel economy and from an all-wheel drivability perspective, and that hasnâ€™t changed,â€� 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 RangeÂ 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.