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    Range Rover Diesel-Hybrid To Arrive On U.S. Soil?


    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    June 17, 2013

    A new report from Edmunds says that Land Rover will bring over diesel-hybrid powertrain for its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport to the U.S. within the next couple of years.

    Previous reports said that Land Rover would only sell the the diesel-hybrid Range Rover in Europe due to the strict emissions regulations in the U.S. and the demand for diesels being on the low end.

    However, Land Rover has changed its stance due to Europe's upcoming Euro 6 emissions standards that will take effect in September 2014. The Euro 6 emissions standards will bring Europe more in line with the U.S.' standards, which will allow manufacturers to bring vehicles over to the U.S. without that many changes.

    Diesels have been also gaining in popularity here in the U.S. Recent figures show diesel car and SUV sales in the U.S. grew 24 percent from 2010-2012.

    That's not everything. Edmunds says turbodiesel V6 and V8 engines are being readied for the U.S.

    Source: Edmunds

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    SWEET, Hopefully GM is taking note and realizing it is time for Global Diesel and CNG engine auto's. Hopefully with the new emissions being in line with the US we will see some of their awesome auto's brought here like the Opel CNG Adam. That would be a big hit here.

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    Diesels are the way to go for SUVs especially. I'm sure LR is watching Benz pimp their G/GL350 Blutech all over the place rather closely.

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    I hope they bring it here, because then they'll do it in Jaguars, and others will do it too. You put a V6 turbo diesel and an electric motor together and you are talking over 500 lb-ft of low end torque. That is Bentley-like.

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