Jaguar Land Rover Denies Emissions Cheating

Law firm Leigh Day has named a number of Land Rover, Range Rover and Jaguar models that have potentially been affected by the use of emission cheating devices, Air Quality News reported.

Among the models identified by Leigh Day as potentially being caught up in the scandal are the Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Land Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. All the vehicles are diesel models.

Oliver Holland, partner at Leigh Day who is leading the claim against the Jaguar Land Rover group, told the news provider: “Evidence in the public domain clearly shows that diesel engines in some Jaguar Land Rover models were fitted with emission cheat devices so that customers have not been driving around in the low-emission vehicles they thought they were.”

However, Jaguar Land Rover has strongly denied the allegations. Coventry Telegraph shared a statement issued by the automaker, in which it stated that it would “strongly contest” any claims, adding that it had not seen “any technical evidence in relation to this matter”.

“Jaguar Land Rover does not use emissions cheat devices or software in any of its products,” the statement added.

In 2015, the scandal surrounding Volkswagen’s use of emissions cheating devices broke and has since cost the German automaker more than €30 billion in fines, compensation and buyback schemes in countries around the world.

Reducing our emissions from driving is important to help mitigate the impact of climate change and to all do our part to improve the air quality in our towns and cities.

Whatever Land Rover model you have, making sure it’s running at its optimum efficiency will not only mean that you get more miles to the gallon, but also that it’s not unnecessarily polluting.


Bring yours to Land Rover engine specialists to give it a once over.


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