The Garage – Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE

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...

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.

 

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Make: Range Rover

Model: Sport

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

Options Fitted: 

  • 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

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

 

 

 

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4WD & OutdoorsMotoring

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