Land Rover and other car manufacturers have had a hard and costly time bringing diesel-powered vehicles over to the US because of different emissions regulations, and so have affected sales in the US when compared to Europe. However, the diesel engine is still a popular choice in the States, and will be even more so now that Euro 6 is to change in 2014.
This change will be that the lower emissions standard will now be more in line with the US, and so will help to benefit the Range Rover diesel hybrid and the Range Rover Sport diesel hybrid. This is seen as a huge deal for Land Rover and other car manufacturers, as it means they do not need to spend a huge amount of money developing different engines for the North American market.
However, one question still remains, is the demand big enough? We think it is, as drivers in the US have changed over the years, because many of them are now concerned about fuel-efficiency rather than power, although it’s still nice to see vehicles like the new Corvette Stingray getting the attention it so rightly deserves, even with those questionable taillights.
Edmunds reports that Land Rover is expected to introduce both V6 and V8 turbo diesel variants, along with the 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel working in conjunction with an electric motor in the 2014 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport to the US market.
As for the 2014 Range Rover Sport diesel hybrid price, we expect it to be stratospheric because the base model cost will be around $65,000, and that’s not for the diesel model. Although we can tell you that the base model with diesel engine will cost £59,995 once released in January in the UK, which is around $94,000, which is a bit of a difference, and just imagine how much more the diesel hybrid version will cost? Full pricing can be see here.
We have a hard time with these prices, as there is such a huge difference between the US and UK, and although we know vehicles are usually cheaper in North America, it’s never as much as that.