Land Rover Range Rover 4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE 4dr Diesel Automatic Estate (2018) at Land Rover Swindon

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Our Range Rover is fitted with £475 worth of optional equipment including Ebony Headlining and Front Fog Lights. It is finished in Metallic Corris Grey Paint with Ivory Ebony Leather Upholstery plus 21 inch 7 Split Spoke Alloy Wheels. Specification highlights include Centre Armrests, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, Four Zone Climate Control, DAB Digital Radio, 18 Way Electric Front Seats, Heated and Cooled Front and Rear Seats, Navigation Systen, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, 10 inch Touch Pro, Terrian Response, 8 Speed Automatic Transmission, Cruise Control, In Control Apps, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Front Windscreen, Keyless Entry, Automatic Headlights, Bluetooth Connectivity, Fixed Panoramic Roof, Hill Decent Control, Meridian Sound System and USB Connection. Our Range Rover is an Approved Used Forecourt Favourite providing you with 2 Years Full Warranty and 2 Years Land Rover Assistance.

04/05/2018

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MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

Acoustic windscreen, Door/quarter lights in toughened plate glass, Electric windows with one touch open/close and anti trap, Heated rear window, Heated windscreen, Laminated front and rear side glass, Power front/rear windows with global close, Rain sensing windscreen wipers, Rear wash/wipe

Brakes

Anti-lock braking system (ABS), CBC - (Cornering brake control), DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic brake force distribution, Electronic parking brake, Electronic traction control, Emergency brake assist, ESP, Hill descent control, Hill launch assist, Low traction launch, Roll stability control

Chassis/Suspension

Adaptive dynamics, All terrain progress control, Automatic access height, Electronic air suspension, Terrain Response 2 Auto

Communication

Android Auto, Apple car play, Bluetooth mobile phone connection, InControl remote premium, InControl secure Tracker, Voice control system

Driver Aids

360 degree parking aid, Dynamic response, Electric power assisted steering (EPAS), Lane departure warning system, Rear camera wash, Rear traffic monitor, Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter

Driver Convenience

Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid, Push button starter

Driver Information

Driver condition monitor, Dynamic route guidance, Interactive Driver display instrument cluster, Navigation pro system with 10" touch screen, app interface and media storage, Pro services and wifi hotspot, Rotary shifter, Service interval indicator, Touch pro duo system, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming interior rear view mirror, Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights

Engine

Diesel particulate filter

Entertainment

Digital Audio Broadcast radio-DAB, Digital TV, InControl app, InControl protect, USB socket

Exterior Body Features

Body coloured bumpers, Front and rear recovery eyes, Integrated twin tailpipes, SDV8 Vogue SE badge, Side repeater indicators in mirror

Exterior Lights

Auto self levelling headlights, Automatic headlights, Centre high mounted stop light, Follow me home headlights, Headlamp power wash, LED rear lamps, LED tail lights, Rear fog lights

Interior Features

12V power point in luggage area, 12V power sockets, Black gearshift paddles, Centre console with storage and armrest, Clear exit monitor, Customer configurable single point entry, Driver and passenger front seat armrests, Easy boot loading, Electrically adjustable steering column, Front and rear cupholders, Front and rear grab handles, Heated steering wheel, Loadspace cover, Lockable glovebox, Luggage tie down in loadspace, Perforated Semi-Aniline leather upholstery, Rear centre armrest, Soft close doors, Through load facility

Interior Lights

Configurable Ambient interior lighting, Loadspace light, Luggage compartment lighting

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbelts, Auto lock system when vehicle in motion, Curtain airbags, Customer configurable autolock, Driver/front passenger head+thorax airbag, Drivers knee airbag, Emergency braking, Front airbags with passenger seat occupant detector, Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, Front side airbags, Height adjustable front seatbelts, Power operated child locks, Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Seats

3 rear headrests, Folding rear seats, Front seat back map pockets, Rear isofix

Security

Immobiliser, Intrusion sensor and alarm, Keyless entry, Locking wheel nuts, Remote central locking

Towing

Electrical towing preparation, Trailer stability assist

Transmission

8 speed automatic transmission, Active rear locking differential, All Wheel Drive (AWD), Twin speed transfer box

Vanity Mirrors

Twin blade sunvisors with Illuminated vanity mirrors

General

Badge Engine CC: 4.4
Badge Power: 339
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: SDV8
Coin Series: Vogue SE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 48E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 16000
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 108
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 144000
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 246
HC: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 4367
Compression Ratio: 16.0:1
Cylinder Layout: V8
Cylinders: 8
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 98.5
Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
Gears: 8 SPEED
Number of Valves: 32
Transmission: AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 30.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 37.2
EC Urban (mpg): 26.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 11.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 9.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 9.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 16.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 15.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 11.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 10.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 25.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 26.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 27.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 28.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 29.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 30.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 17.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 18
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 24.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 26.5

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 7.3
Engine Power - BHP: 339
Engine Power - KW: 249
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 546
Engine Torque - MKG: 75.5
Engine Torque - NM: 740
Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
Top Speed: 135

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Space Saver?: True
Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style: 7 SPLIT SPOKE - STYLE 7001
Wheel Type: 21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1869
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 5000
Wheelbase: 2922
Width: 2073
Width (including mirrors): 2220

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 86
Gross Vehicle Weight: 3290
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1943
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 900
Max. Loading Weight: 795
Max. Roof Load: 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 3500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
Minimum Kerbweight: 2495
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.3

BEST X FAR (new2) 28/03/2013

In you want a fourth generation Range Rover - and if you're in the market for a top luxury SUV, then you probably will - then the potent diesel SDV8 is the one you'll have your eye on. Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised version.

Ten Second Review

Defining the 4x4 Range Rover's global appeal in words like unique, icon and majestic remains almost as futile as rivals have found it to deliver credible opposition. Some are faster roadrunners, many are cheaper, but none match Range Rover's relaxed repertoire of relentless progress in outstanding comfort, regardless of terrain. You could pay over £200,000 for a Rolls Royce and still hanker after this alternative Range Rover's astonishing abilities. Especially in this improved and still potent 339PS SDV8 diesel form.

Background

The big news with this car centres on a strengthened right to a priority place on worldwide luxury car shopping lists. For this is so much more than an extraordinarily capable 4x4. No, the Range Rover also deserves consideration from customers looking at conventional super luxury models in the £100,000 classes, such as the Mercedes S class and the like. Yet this is not the fattest of fat cats. A gigantic diet focussed on an innovative aluminium chassis slashes weight, boosting efficiency and driving dynamics. To the point where this generation model has been able to adopt a more economical entry-level 258PS V6 diesel that offers much the same performance as the previous generation's TDV8. Why then, with this MK4 Range Rover, would you want to opt for 339PS SDV8 power? That's what I wanted to find out at the wheel.

Driving Experience

You really get two cars in one package with Range Rover. The first a truly luxurious saloon and the second a proven offroader that retains its composure through extreme rough road duress. The SDV8 we certainly fast enough, making 62mph from rest in around 6.5s, a second quicker than the TDV6 version, on the way to a top speed of 135mph. With 740Nm of torque, this 4.4 litre diesel has the most pulling power in the range. Just what you need for a substantial vehicle, especially if it has a full complement of occupants, luggage and is hitched up to an appropriate Range Rover boat or horsebox load. Off road prowess has been further improved in recent times thanks to a revised version of the already impressive all-terrain drive select system. Terrain Response2 has an extra 'Auto' mode, which means you can concentrate on driving over any surface from snow, via rugged rocks, to sodden grass, without pausing to select a suitable setting. This is a machine for many moods, all seasons and so many reasons. From lazy amble through 8-obedient automatic gear ratios, to paddle-shifting pace that becomes more impressive as the weather or terrain worsens, this versatile vehicle does not just comply promptly with your wishes, it positively pampers you as your commands are pleasurably executed.

Design and Build

There are no exterior changes to this updated model but it remains an elegant thing, the classy panelwork draped around a lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure. Inside though, quite a lot has changed. As before, there's an optional long wheelbase bodystyle if you feel the interior of the standard short wheelbase model to be insufficiently spacious for your needs. Either way, the cabin now features wider, softer seats that at the back, free up an additional 186mm of legroom. Rear seat folk can also specify a massaging system and can make use of up to 17 media connection points. If you need even more rear space, then as before, there's also a LWB version of this car offering an extra 200mm in length, all of which goes for the benefit of rear seat folk. Up front, the key interior change with his revised model lies with the addition of the brand's latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which features a pair of high-definition 10-inch touchscreens that form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin. Otherwise, things are much as before. As ever, we particularly like the way that the car's air suspension system automatically drops to its lowest 'Access Height' when parked to make entry and exit easier.This car's substantial size isn't enough to permit the fitment of the couple of occasional rear boot-mounted seats you'll find in a Land Rover Discovery or (optionally) in a Range Rover Sport. Still, buyers of this top Range Rover model have never seemed to want them. Luggage room has always been a greater priority, so I should point out that there's 505-litres of it - which may be a little less than you were expecting. Perhaps that has something to do with the greater priority that Land Rover's designers have given to space for rear seat passengers.

Market and Model

Expect to pay from around £87,000 for your Range Rover SDV8, or more once you've allowed for a few well-chosen extras. That's around £7,000 more than the entry-level TDV6 diesel version. There's the usual single five-door, five-seat bodystyle and Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography trim levels. The long wheelbase version comes only in top 'Autobiography' or ''SVAutobiography' trims, with prices starting from a cool £113,000. As you'd expect, you get a lot for that in terms of equipment. Items added as part of this range revamp include a gesture-controlled sunblind; a cabin air ionisation system; Pixel-laser LED headlights that never have to be dipped at night; and an 'Activity key' allowing you to securely lock and unlock the doors without the need to carry a conventional key fob. Other clever driving features include Adaptive Cruise Control, plus Land Rover's 'Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking' set-up. Advanced Tow Assist takes the anxiety out of reversing when towing a trailer. And Low Traction Launch is a manually selectable driving mode that helps you gain traction when pulling away on slippery surfaces.

Cost of Ownership

Nobody buys a Range Rover as an economy purchase, but the company know that they have to deliver competitive fuel economy and emissions figures versus their rivals, which is why Jaguar Land Rover made such a massive investment in the reinforced aluminium body that delivered such a rewarding weight loss. Overlooked by many is that depreciation is the biggest financial factor to run a car from the top end of the mark. However, employing so much aluminium content will also fight corrosion more effectively than any rival, bringing longer-term benefits to fight depreciation. Over three years the current forecasts are that the diesel V8 will retain 50% of its value over 3 years and a typical 36,000 mileage. And ongoing costs? Well, the bottom line figures are 33.6mpg on the combined cycle and 219g/km. Insurance charges? Group 50. Other routine costs contain few surprises. Service intervals are set on an annual basis or 15,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Summary

So many cars claim to be unique, offering to make mundane motoring a sparkling affair. Few achieve that memorable status, but Range Rover definitely does, then adds an adventurous twist for leisure drives. I admire such extensive, expensive and efficient engineering that serves- rather than frustrates - as you work through an unmatched breadth of ability. Yes, there are plenty of super luxury saloons that pamper their occupants with graciously presented accommodation front and rear, but you wouldn't ask those same motorised palaces to haul 3 1/2 tonnes along a challenging dirt trail in startling comfort. For a serious price, a Range Rover will execute testing such commands, completing them with unmatched style and strong pace. And that stays true, whatever the weather, or the road ahead, likes to throw at you. True, you don't need the SDV8 diesel variant we tried to get that - the entry-level TDV6 diesel remains a very good buy. But if you're looking at the best luxury SUV, then you want the best diesel engine to go with it. And the SDV8 is certainly that. This Range Rover does not claim perfection, but it's the nearest the motor industry has come to delivering an automotive multi-tasking machine. One with resourcefulness and grace.

BIG IS BEAUTIFUL (new2) 11/08/2016

The improved fourth generation Range Rover is more efficient, better connected and smarter inside. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

So many cars claim to be unique but the Range Rover really is, continuing to set the standard in the super-luxury SUV sector. This improved MK4 model gets the option of petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid power and mild hybrid power for the very first time and all variants get a redesigned cabin with a more intuitive 'Touch Pro Duo' infotainment system. Otherwise, things are much as before, this aluminium-bodied luxury SUV good enough to properly combine the imperious qualities of a top luxury saloon with off piste abilities that would be limited only by the skills of its driver. A Rolls Royce in the rough, there's nothing quite like it.

Background

'Don't change it: just make it better'. That's what Range Rover customers have long told Land Rover, so consistent evolution of this model has long been the Solihull company's mantra when it comes to this car. With a pedigree over four distinct generations going all the way back to 1970, it's always been, without question, the 'finest 4x4xfar'. We're currently edging towards the end of the lifespan of the fourth generation version, but even at this point in this design's development, some pretty fundamental changes are being introduced - a key one being the introduction of Plug-in hybrid power that we'll be discussing in this review. This MK4 model adopted a lightweight aluminium body structure to make itself faster and more responsive at the same time as being more efficient and cheaper to run. As ever, this car offers a properly limousine-like rear cabin and performance approaching that of a super-saloon. And yes, if you need it to be, it's well capable of allowing you to set off across the Serengeti or explore the Amazon. It is, more than ever, one of a kind.

Driving Experience

Did we ever imagine we'd see a Range Rover with a four cylinder engine? Probably not but the sophisticated aluminium underpinnings of this fourth generation design have made that possible. The four cylinder powerplant in question is the 2.0-litre petrol/electric hybrid unit used in the Plug-in P400e version, but we'll get to that shortly because most customers are going to want something more conventional beneath the bonnet. The most popular unit is the 275hp SDV6 six cylinder diesel, an engine that develops a hefty 625Nm of torque, good enough to send you to sixty in 7.4s on the way to 130mph to the accompaniment of a growly but rather appealing engine note. If you want more, an equally familiar lump to regular buyers is the 4.4-litre SDV8 diesel which offers 339hp and 700Nm of torque, enough to dispatch the sixty sprint in 6.5s on the way to a top speed of 135mph. The few who'd consider a conventional petrol-powered Range Rover are now offered a straight-six P400 variant with 400hp and mild hybrid technology. And, as before , there's the 5.0-litre supercharged V8, available either with 525bhp (in the 'P525' variants) - or 565bhp in top 'SVAutobiography Dynamic' 'P565' guise. As for that Plug-in hybrid, well it's badged 'P400e PHEV' and develops 404hp; enough grunt to get you to 60mph in 6.4s en route to 137mph. Off road, things are much as before; supremely capable in other words. There's a full time 'intelligent 4WD system' with a two-speed transfer 'box (that you can shift down into on the move at up to 37mph), plus the option of Land Rover's very clever All-Terrain Progress Control system. Here, the driver can input a desired speed without any pedal inputs. The ATPC set-up will then maintain that, reducing the driver's workload and keeping the car's composure over steep gradients, rough terrain and low-grip surfaces.

Design and Build

There are no exterior changes to this updated model but it remains an elegant thing, the classy panelwork draped around a lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure. Inside though, quite a lot has changed. As before, there's an optional long wheelbase bodystyle if you feel the interior of the standard short wheelbase model to be insufficiently spacious for your needs. Either way, the cabin now features wider, softer seats that at the back, free up an additional 186mm of legroom. Rear seat folk can also specify a massaging system and can make use of up to 17 media connection points. If you need even more rear space, then as before, there's also a LWB version of this car offering an extra 200mm in length, all of which goes for the benefit of rear seat folk. Up front, the key interior change with his revised model lies with the addition of the brand's latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which features a pair of high-definition 10-inch touchscreens that form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin. Otherwise, things are much as before. As ever, we particularly like the way that the car's air suspension system automatically drops to its lowest 'Access Height' when parked to make entry and exit easier.This car's substantial size isn't enough to permit the fitment of the couple of occasional rear boot-mounted seats you'll find in a Land Rover Discovery or (optionally) in a Range Rover Sport. Still, buyers of this top Range Rover model have never seemed to want them. Luggage room has always been a greater priority, so I should point out that there's 505-litres of it - which may be a little less than you were expecting. Perhaps that has something to do with the greater priority that Land Rover's designers have given to space for rear seat passengers.

Market and Model

List prices suggest that you'll be paying somewhere in the £85,000 to £100,000 bracket for most mainstream short wheelbase Range Rover models but it's easily possible to pay far more than that. The 'P525' V8 supercharged petrol variants, for example, don't even start price-wise until you get to around £112,000 and a top long wheelbase 'SVAutobiography' derivative will cost a cool £180,000. Talking of long wheelbase models, bear in mind that if you go for a lengthened Range Rover, you won't be able to order the base SDV6 diesel engine and you'll have to have top 'Autobiography' trim, all of which means that LWB Range Rover pricing starts up at around £117,000. As you'd expect, you get a lot more for that in terms of equipment. Items added us part of this range revamp include a gesture-controlled sunblind; a cabin air ionisation system; Pixel-laser LED headlights that never have to be dipped at night; and an 'Activity key' allowing you to securely lock and unlock the doors without the need to carry a conventional key fob. Other clever driving features include Adaptive Cruise Control, plus Land Rover's 'Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking' set-up. Advanced Tow Assist takes the anxiety out of reversing when towing a trailer. And Low Traction Launch is a manually selectable driving mode that helps you gain traction when pulling away on slippery surfaces.

Cost of Ownership

This might be the most economical Range Rover line-up ever made but buying one still won't get you installed on the Greenpeace Christmas card list. Add on a few options and it could easily end up weighing over two and a half tonnes, which makes the 40.9mpg combined cycle fuel figure (up to 31.5mpg WLTP) CO2 return (up to 199g/km NEDC) boasted by the entry-level SDV6 model all the more impressive. If you want to do better than that, you'll need to talk to your dealer about the 'P400e' PHEV Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric variant that's been introduced into this revised range. This derivative is based around use of a 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine mated to an 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed auto transmission. It can be charged from a domestic plug or a garage-based wallbox, the latter installation able to recharge the car in just 2 hours and 45 minutes, poviding for an all-electric driving range of 31 miles from the 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery. The SDV8 diesel isn't quite in that league of course, but up to 26.6mpg on the combined cycle (WLTP) and up to 243g/km of (CO2 NEDC) will be better than you might have been expecting - though not as good as more powerful diesel rivals like the BMW X5 M50d or the Porsche Cayenne Diesel S. The mild hybrod P400 straight six petrol mdel manages up to 26.7mpg on the combined cycle (WLTP) and up to 212g/km of CO2 (NEDC). The supercharged V8 petrol model is of course a different proposition altogether in this respect, in 'P525' form recording up to 294g/km (NEDC) and a WLTP combined cycle fuel return of just 20.0mpg.

Summary

From princes to politicians, from rock gods to rock climbers, from footballers to farmers, the Range Rover has always appealed to a more diverse group of customers than any other car. As you'd expect it would. This is, after all, far more than just the world's finest luxury SUV, instead unchallenged as four vehicles within one - an everyday luxury saloon, a weekend leisure vehicle, a high-performance long distance private jet and a working cross-country conveyance. Drive it through a river, drive it to the opera: it's as happy either way, beautifully built, gorgeously finished and astonishingly quick. True, this car is never quite going to be all things to all people but it has perhaps moved as close to fulfilling that remit as any modern car is ever likely to get. Makes you proud to be British doesn't it.

THE ULTIMATE ICON (family) 14/09/2012

Want a luxury SUV? Want the best? Then you want one of these. June Neary checks out the latest Range Rover

Will It Suit Me?

If you have to ask 'Why?' or 'How Much?', then you probably shouldn't be considering a new Range Rover in the first place. Yes of course you can buy a luxury 4x4 for less than the £85,000 or so being asked here. And yes of course, it doesn't seem to make much sense paying all that money for off road ability that you'll never use. But that's not the point. This is a status symbol - the ultimate status symbol in fact for country dwellers. And, like everyone else, I'm not averse to having a status symbol parked in my driveway. The sheer bulk of the thing can tend to put you off if you stand too long looking at the thing but from behind the wheel, you really don't notice it. What you do notice are the sales reps scrambling to get out of your way in the fast lane as this British icon bears down upon them. For that if nothing else, the Range Rover makes it onto my wanted list.

Practicalities

The original Range Rover was all about practicalities. You could, after all, wash the inside out with a hosepipe. The idea of doing that to the current version sends shivers up the spine. Today, this is a car whose interior ambience is closer to an Aston Martin than anything else, with quality trim materials tastefully integrated, lustrous pleated leather seats and intelligent use of aluminium and chrome finishing on the dashboard. The effect is tasteful, restrained and isn't going to date as quickly as a more extreme design. I wasn't sure about the styling but most new owners seem to like it. Land Rover reckon it to be essential that people instantly recognise this car as a Range Rover and most will. The exterior is modern yet retains all the distinctive styling cues, as well as introducing some new ones. Longer rear doors and the pricey option of a lengthier body style solve the issue of awkward access to the rear seats that afflicted previous generation models. There's superior refinement too, the development team improving the body structures to reduce harmonic vibration and acoustically laminating both the windscreen and the side glass.

Behind the Wheel

The main difference with this current generation version is the chassis. This Range Rover was the first SUV to rides on an aluminium monocoque structure. In addition to the strong and rigid lightweight body, an aluminium front and rear chassis architecture has been developed with four-corner air suspension. The aim has been to retain the car's luxurious ride while improving the vehicle's handling and agility. The suspension architecture has been designed to deliver flatter, more confident cornering with a natural and intuitive steering feel. The engine range includes a supercharged V8 petrol engine as well as SDV6 and SDV8 diesel powerplants. The SDV8 produces 339bhp and more torque than the petrol option, a straight-six mild hybrid P400 variant. There's also now a P400e plug-in hybrid petrol/electric model, which offers 404hp. Where the top 5.0-litre petrol gets a six-speed automatic gearbox, the SDV8 has an eight-speed unit specially optimised to make the most of all that torque. It does without a traditional gear lever with a rotary dial fitted in its place and wheel-mounted paddle shifters as standard. For off road use, there's an improved version of Land Rover's Terrain Response system, which allows drivers to rotate a dial to choose from setting such as mud ruts, sand and snow. Terrain Response 2 analyses the driving conditions and automatically selects the most suitable vehicle settings for the terrain.

Value For Money

Pricing pitches this car in the £85,000 to £180,000 bracket, making it one of the priciest luxury SUVs you can buy. Is that good value? Well, it depends on how you define value for money. Yes, you can spend less and get a large, plush off roader that does much the same job. But it wouldn't have the same ride or refinement, it wouldn't have the same on-road presence, it wouldn't have the same off road ability. In short, it wouldn't be a Range Rover. All variants are as well equipped as you'd have a right to expect for the sums being asked, with things like cruise and climate control, nine airbags (including one for the driver's knee), an HDD satelite navigation system, leather trim with a heated leather steering wheel, a rear parking view camera, an electric sunroof, a heated windscreen, auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and 19-inch alloy wheels. Clever features include adaptive radar cruise control that works with the 'Forward Alert' and Emergency Brake Assist functions to offer great motorway driving peace of mind also enhanced by a blind spot monitoring system that helps prevent you changing lane dangerously in front of close-following traffic. There's also a superb Surround Camera System that uses no fewer than five cameras to somehow provide a 360-degree 'helicopter view' on the 7" touch screen in the middle of the dash for close manoevring at up to 11mph, with options for selecting and zooming in, to assist with close-quarter parking and with towing. There's even a towing stability system that can detect trailer sway and correct it with opposite wheel braking.

Could I Live With One?

Were I to own this car, some extension work would need to be undertaken on my garage - but it would be worth it. If you want the very, very best, then you'll want one.

Land Rover Range Rover average rating: 4.5/5 (66 reviews)

- 21/06/2019, owner of a Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2.0 D180 R-Dynamic S 5dr Auto

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Amazing!

- 22/06/2019, owner of a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.0 D180 SE 5dr Auto

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
We absolutely love our new Evoque. It's stylish, smooth to drive and comfortable. It's the best vehicle we've ever had and we'd definitely recommend it.

- 27/05/2019, owner of a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.0 P200 5dr Auto

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
I am delighted with the car, it gives me an armchair ride. The most comfortable car in almost 70 years of motoring. However, I have found it difficult to come to terms with some of the technical displays but am sure that I will eventually get used to them and reap their benefits.

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Land Rover Approved Promise

Every Approved Land Rover includes:

  • A 2 year Land Rover Approved warranty
  • 24 months of 24/7 roadside assistance, exactly as a new Land Rover would receive as standard
  • Rigorous testing: a multi-point inspection that covers 165 mechanical, electrical and safety checks
  • Reconditioned by Land Rover trained technicians using the latest Land Rover technology and genuine Land Rover parts
  • A certified mile/km check, plus we make sure the service history is fully up-to-date
  • A road test by one of our Land Rover trained technicians
  • A professional, expert trade-in service
  • Every Land Rover Approved Retailer is independently inspected to ensure that these high standards of vehicle preparation and customer service are met and maintained.
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