Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 vehicles for high CO2 emissions
Car maker is recalling 10 models because their carbon dioxide levels are higher than they are certified to emit...
Jaguar Land Rover has issued a recall for most of its current models for versions fitted with either a 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engine. The move comes after it found that vehicles with these engines may emit an excessive amount of CO2.
The models affected are the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF, and the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque, Sport and Velar. The recall is for cars registered between 2016 and 2019.
The issue was discovered by Jaguar Land Rover during routine vehicle testing. The car maker reported the issue to the DVLA, which handles recalls, and an alert was issued via the European Commission’s rapid alert system.
The EU recall notice states that the vehicles affected “may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition”.
A Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson stated: “Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct CO2 performance is dependably achieved. The modifications made to affected vehicles will be made free of charge and every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out.”
The best and worst luxury SUVs
An increasing number of car buyers are shunning prestige saloons in favour of luxury SUVs, drawn in by the appeal of their elevated driving positions, rugged looks and upmarket interiors.
The best also offer a cosseting ride, punchy performance and the sort of refinement that makes long journeys effortless. Here we count down our top 10 – and name the luxury SUVs that are best avoided.
10. Rolls-Royce Cullinan
For some people, only the best and most luxurious car will do, and to be seen in anything less than a Roller is a crime against decency. Now, if you want all that opulence in a large and raised-up SUV, you can have it in the Cullinan. This giant is chock-full of desirable goodies, has an interior so spacious and comfortable you'd be happy to live in it and has a large and suitably refined 6.75-litre V12 motor under its stately bonnet, all of which combine to give this behemoth a sense of occasion no other car can match. It dwarfs a Range Rover and can even do a bit of gentle off-roading. For sheer wow-factor, nothing can beat it.
Our pick: Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Read our full review
9. Range Rover
The Range Rover is one of the great motoring icons and every bit as compelling a proposition today as it was when it was first introduced more than 40 years ago. Superbly comfortable and refined, it also offers prodigious off-road ability.
The interior is the epitome of luxury, with Oxford leather seats standard on all versions. It has a large digital dashboard that can be switched between three pre-set themes, including putting the sat-nav map directly in front of the driver’s eyes.
Our pick: 3.0 SDV6 Vogue SE
8. Bentley Bentayga
While it comes from a brand that has never produced an SUV before, the Bentayga could only be a Bentley, thanks to its pronounced haunches, round headlights and diamond-patterned front grille.
The interior is one of the classiest around and the performance is more akin to that of a sports car than a large SUV – although that's no more than you'd expect, given the six-figure starting price.
Our pick: V8
Read our full review here
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