Land Rover has released pricing information for its 2016 lineup, which includes two new diesel models. The 2016 Range Rover Td6 will start at $87,445, while the 2016 Range Rover Sport SE Td6 will start at $67,445. All prices include destination.
Each model is available in two trim levels, the base models listed above, and higher level HSE models. Upgrading brings prices to $94,445 for the Range Rover and $72,445 for the Range Rover Sport. In all cases, diesel prices represent a $1,500 premium over a comparable gasoline model with the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6.
Both diesel models use the same turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, which produces 254 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, the latter available at just 1,750 rpm. As in the gasoline models, an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive are mandatory.
Despite being about 100 hp down on the gasoline V-6, the diesel doesn't sacrifice too much performance. The Range Rover Sport Td6 will do 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds, while the Range Rover will do it in 7.4 seconds. That's compared to 6.9 seconds and 7.1 seconds for gasoline models, respectively. All of these models are electronically limited to 130 mph.
One of the main benefits of diesel is improved fuel economy, and Land Rover expects a 32 percent boost for both models over the gasoline-sipping supercharged V-6. Official EPA ratings aren't in yet, but Land Rover estimates approximately 22/28 mpg city/highway and 25 mpg combined for both models. It also expects a total range of 658 miles, an increase of 3.3 percent for the Range Rover, and 8 percent for the Range Rover Sport.
In addition to the newly-available diesel engine, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport get a handful of other updates for 2016, including InControl Remote & Protect smartphone features and an available gesture-controlled power tailgate.
Land Rover may also offer a diesel option on other U.S. models in the coming years.