If you love cars, you love Range Rovers. There’s something about them – the look, their presence on the road, perhaps just that brand that appeals – so getting behind the wheel could mean make or break for what was a matter of skin-deep lust. How does it shape up? It’s in the EFTM Garage, and a full review is coming soon.
Make: Range Rover
Variant: TDV6 SE
Engine / Transmission: 3.0L TDV6 DIESEL
Vital Stats: 190kW / 600Nm
Range Rover Claimed Fuel Economy: 7.3l / 100km
EFTM Claimed Fuel Economy: 8.2 / 100km
Manufactures List Price, all prices include luxury car tax: $102,400
- BSM & Wade Sensing – $2 220
- Metallic Paint – $2 100
- Contrast Roof – Santorini – $1 400
- DAB+ audio – $900
- Privacy Glass – $900
- Ebony Morzine Headlining – $880
- Electric steering column – $860
- Aluminium RR Treadstrips – $440
Price as Tested: $112,100
Wow Factor: It’s a great looking vehicle which has had some very nice styling refinements over recent years to give it a solid modern look, when you add the optional privacy glass there’s an added feeling of elegance.
Most Impressive: It’s hard to go past the absolute ease of the drive behind the wheel of this thing… It has a King of the road type feel to it, yet it shrinks around you. The steering is light and makes it suitable for any driver in the family.
Least Impressive: This is the “volume seller” for Range Rover, and the option list is long. and that shows inside. The plain interior comes with a lot of blank switches where you know something else “could” be – so you know your missing out..
Early Verdict: There are plenty of decent large 4WD vehicles which can handle the off-road, but not many that looks this damn good on the road too.