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New diesel Jaguar Land Rover models score cleanest possible emissions ratings

Latest ratings from the AIR Index reveals that new diesel engines in Jaguar Land Rover cars are some of the cleanest models for Nox emissions on sale in Europe.

The firm becomes the first car maker to submit new cars for the independent on-road emissions testing and rating system.

The AIR Index uses a simple A-to-E colour-coded rating which shows the difference between clean and dirty vehicles.

Every car rated on the AIR Index is based on at least two independently sourced cars, over three separate tests, including at least five, 10km trips conducted on paved roads, using on-board Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) testing equipment.

All of the vehicles achieved an A rating in the tests, the cleanest possible rating.

Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover UK Managing Director said: “We have been vocal about the benefits of diesel technology in recent years and I am delighted to see simple, clear and accurate consumer information about urban vehicle emissions published and available with the AIR Index.

“The performance of our vehicles on the AIR Index reflects Jaguar Land Rover’s investment in class-leading technology and its hard-working, talented engineers. There are some stand-out results here with the superb performance of our new Jaguar SUVs worthy of specific praise, disproving the notion that all diesel SUVs are ‘dirty’.

“These tests clarify that not all diesels are equal, and not even all Euro 6-approved diesels are equal. As the tests have shown, a diesel SUV can be extremely clean.

“The modern diesel engine certainly has a place in the current automotive landscape, and I’m confident that the AIR Indexwill provide the trusted, independent information essential to inform car buyers as they consider their next vehicle.”

Here is a model-by-model breakdown of Jaguar Land Rover’s AIR Index ratings: