Law firm Leigh Day has announced that they are investigating Jaguar Land Rover over claims that their vehicles have been fitted with emissions cheat devices.
There are believed to be 365,000 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles potentially affected by emissions cheat devices.
The potentially affected models, all diesel, identified so far are:
- Jaguar XE
- Jaguar XF
- Land Rover Discovery Sport
- Land Rover Discovery
- Range Rover Sport
- Land Rover Evoque
- Other Jaguar and Land Rover diesel vehicles may also be affected.
In 2016, a Jaguar XE 2.0 was found by the German VW Commission Enquiry to be producing nitrogen oxide (NOX) pollution at nine times the threshold value in an on the road test. In the same report, a Range Rover 3.0 produced 11 times the threshold value during on the road testing.
A White Paper published in 2017 by the International Council on Clean Transportation (‘ICCT’) also found that Land Rover was the worst-performing manufacturer.
Leigh Day is the first law firm to include the British luxury brand in its portfolio of group claims against motor manufacturers.
Leigh Day partner Oliver Holland is leading the group claim against Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, said: ‘Evidence in the public domain clearly shows that diesel engines in some Jaguar Land Rover models were fitted with emissions cheat devices so that customers have not been driving around in the low-emissions vehicles they thought they were.
‘Instead, these owners have been cheated, and Britain’s roads and surrounding areas have been polluted with NOx emissions way beyond the levels that motor manufacturers have stated, to maintain profit and avoid regulation essential to our health and the health of the planet.’
In related news, Five years on from the diesel gate scandal Air Quality News got in touch with Shazia Yamin, associate solicitor at law firm Leigh Day who continue to be at the heart of this case.
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