Britain has never built more cars, with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, MINI and Nissan going from strength to strength in the UK. Here we pick out the Top 5 British-built diesels.
1. Jaguar XF
Mixing the luxury of the XF with the frugility of a 2.2 diesel. The XF looks great, it’s well built and stylish with an interior that’s as good as the come. Big Jags have always been about big engines and big power. But the XF diesel changed all that – it’s a big cat that doesn’t have a big thirst.
Ah, the mighty Mini, the pride of Plant Oxford. The legendary Cooper S has always been the ultimate performance Mini and now, in the form of the Cooper SD there’s a high-power diesel version. Like the petrol version, the SD is superb fun to drive, with pin-sharp handling and an ace turn of speed.
The Juke hails from Nissan’s Sunderland plant, one of Europe’s most productive car plants. The Juke stands out in a sea of small SUVs with its bold styling, both inside and out. The Juke’s engine comes courtesy of Renault so decent fuel economy comes as standard
The Evoque is the latest in Jaguar Land Rover’s continuing success story. The Evoque makes to mix stunning good looks, a high-quality, near bespoke interior and off-road ability to stunning effect. Equally at home on the Kings Road or in a muddy field the Evoque is every bit a true Land Rover.
The i-DTEC is built in Swindon, as is its 1.6 engine. It’s quieter than the old Civic diesel, more powerful and a great car to drive. The Civic boasts all-round quality and sets a new standard for a diesel hatchback.