Santa Barbara Auto Group presents the latest details on the new diesel-powered Ranger Rover models available this fall.

The Range Rover Sport is offering a new Td6 engine option that has been reviewed as one of the best engine choices by Kelley Blue Book (KBB).   The 2016 Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 debuted at the Detroit Auto Show and received attention for their estimated 32% improvement in combined fuel economy over the supercharged V6 gasoline-powered models.

Efficient Design Helps Drivers Save on Fuel

The improved fuel efficiency of the Td6 engine is a great choice for drivers and commuters who log many miles thanks to an estimated 28mpg on the highway and 22mpg in the city.   This equates to significant savings at the pump for drivers who log a lot of miles during their daily commute or cross-country travels. Additionally, the 3.0-liter Td6 Turbocharged V6 diesel engine produces a powerful 254hp and 440lb-ft of torque for ultimate control and handling on the road.  Consequently, the powerfully high torque makes the diesel-powered Range Rover and Range Rover Sport more capable at towing heavy loads and navigating off-road terrain.

High-Powered Acceleration and Performance

In addition to towing capacity and off-road capabilities, the diesel-powered TD6 engine also provides powerful acceleration compered to gasoline models with higher horsepower. The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Td6 dash from 0-60mph in 7.4 and 7.1 seconds respectively. Both models have been tested extensively to ensure they meet or exceed the strict standards set by Land Rover for U.S. buyers. For example, Land Rover organized driving tests in a variety of large U.S. cities to see if drivers could tell the difference between the diesel engine performance and the gasoline engine performance during a thirty minute test-drive. Land Rover reports that the diesel engine model drives so smoothly that the majority of participants could not tell the difference.

Put Diesel to the Test at Land Rover Santa Barbara

Land Rover has announced that the diesel powertrain available in the 2016 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport is part of a brand-wide goal initiative to roll out fuel-efficient diesel powered vehicles across the Land Rover line to provide a clean diesel option for nearly every model within the next three years. Following this initial roll-out, almost every vehicle in the Land Rover collection with offer a clean diesel option capable of nearly a 20 to 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared with standard petrol engines.

Look for the diesel-powered Ranger Rover and Range Rover Sport to arrive in our showroom this fall. Drivers who are interested in learning more should contact a friendly sales representative at Land Rover Santa Barbara to schedule a test drive. We encourage Santa Barbara drivers to visit our showroom and see for themselves if they can tell the difference between the gas and diesel-powered models and experience the control of the Td6 in person.

About Land Rover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles. As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000