- Jul 20, 2010
Report: New Land Rover 4.4L diesel not U.S.-bound, but next one probably will be
2011 Land Rover Range Rover – Click above for high-res image gallery
It really is too bad, at least for us Americans, that U.S. and European emission standards aren't in sync. The misaligned standards prevent many automakers from offering us Yanks the latest and greatest in fuel efficient diesel engines already available overseas. The disappointing trend continues with the 2011 Range Rover, as Land Rover rather predictably tuned its new oil burning 4.4-liter V8 for Euro-only duty.
But while we won't be able to experience a diesel Land Rover that can hit 30 miles per gallon in the European combined cycle, Autocar reports that the next generation of the engine will in fact be ready for U.S. duty. Insiders at the Tata Motors-owned automaker reportedly told the UK site that the next-gen diesel will "very likely to come to the U.S." Our friends overseas are just now getting their hands on the first 4.4-liter diesel Range Rovers, so the next diesel isn't likely to surface until 2014 or 2015.