Jaguar Land Rover models score well on new AIR Index

Jaguar Land Rover models score well on new AIR Index

The British group was the first to hand over its vehicles to the independent emission testing agency.

Jaguar Land Rover is the first manufacturer to send its vehicles across to the newly established AIR Index, which aims to clarify the emissions of vehicles through independent testing.

Results for four of the group’s vehicles have been released – with all of them scoring the top ‘A’ rating, which states they all emit under the EU’s 80mg/km limit for nitrogen dioxide (NOx) pollution under urban driving conditions.

AIR Index PEMS

The Jaguar E-Pace was tested along with the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery – all of which were fitted with diesel engines and posted scores below 35mg/km NOx under the AIR testing conditions.

The E-Pace came back with the best rating at 14mg/km NOx, with the Evoque ranking as the best Land Rover model so far at 17mg/km NOx.

Make

Model

Year

AIR Index Rating

Fuel Type

Official NOx  limit

Euro Standard

Jaguar E-Pace HSE 2.0l 180hp 2019 A Diesel 80 mg/km Euro 6
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0l 180hp 2019 A Petrol 80 mg/km Euro 6
Range Rover Evoque TD4 2.0l 180hp 2019 A Diesel 80 mg/km Euro 6
Land Rover Discovery 3.0 TD6 HSE 2018 A Diesel 80 mg/km Euro 6
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Rawdon Glover, Jaguar Land Rover 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’.”

Jaguar E-Pace
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“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.”

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