Our A-Z of all things Diesel continues as we reach part four and the letters J, K and L.
J is for Jeep
The iconic American brand has had an on-off love affair with diesel over the past few years as petrol continues to dominate its home market. Now under the control of Fiat, that’s set to change and a diesel Jeep made the return to the US market recently. Here in Europe, where we appreciate the finer things in life, you’ll find a plenty of diesel Jeeps.
K is for Kia
The Korean manufacturer has come along way in the last ten years. Today, Kia produces a range of desirable, well-built cars in almost every market sector. From the superb Sportage to the spot c’eed, there’s an awful lot to like about Kia. The Sportage won the Diesel Car award for ‘Best Crossover’ in 2011, while the Sportswagon scooped the prize for ‘Best Estate Car’ in 2013.
L is for L-Series
The L-Series engine was introduced in 1995 by Rover Group and was the company’s first direct injection diesel. It served as the successor to the legendary Perkins Prima engine and would feature in everything from the Rover 200, through the MG ZR and ZS. It would also share many common components with Land Rover’s Td5 engine. It ceased production when MG Rover collapsed in 2005.