Sussex Business Times is back again this month with a brand new review after getting behind the wheel of the Range Rover TDV6. Here, Concept Publishing’s Managing Director, Ashley Edwards feeds back on his findings…
The airline experience is now landed at your nearest Range Rover dealership.
There are many high powered and luxury vehicles available on the market today, but it is rare to find one that combines both qualities in an everyday, premium car.
The Ranger Rover Vogue Autobiography defies explanation and expectation, as this imposing model is both beautiful and equipped to the level only comparable with luxury airline cabin. On first impression, the contrasting fin detailing and sleek lines from front to rear create an appearance that certainly creates a positive kerb side appeal that everyone will appreciate and admire.
From the moment you open the doors, there is a sense of pure indulgence with the scent of the finest grade leather, chrome fixtures that are complimented by beautiful veneer. The cabin is an oasis of calm created by the expanse of glass that includes a full length, electric panoramic roof, multifunction seats with heating and massage facilities for those long journeys. Not that you particularly need these as they are one of the most comfortable seats you could imagine. To the rear of this supreme model are two exquisite executive seats which cocoon you in a space that is equivalent to a British Airways first class cabin. With everything at your fingertips including independent climate control, Bluetooth headphones, Multimedia TV screens with individual screen settings.
Ranger Rover have now introduced every aspect of technology in this edition. We all expect integrated Bluetooth almost as standard, however you can now enjoy other fantastic options that include: head up display, privacy infrared reflection glass, electric deployment tow bar, all round cameras, heated steering wheel and a gesture tailgate for hands free opening.
For those customers that need both the highest specification with the combination of space, the Range Rover over delivers at every point. These is no shortage of room in the cabin as all seats can fully recline leaving ample space between the front and rear passengers. As for the boot, there is over 80 cubic feet available on the long wheelbase edition that will easily accommodate every need from your pets to travel cases for weekend breaks.
This refinement will exceed your expectation, however it is only when you are fully familiarised with this car, start her up with the keyless go and begin your journey that you will truly appreciate the experience. The 3 litre, V6 engine, turbo diesel engine quietly awakes and the car comes alive. From the moment you pull away you will be amazed that this 2 ton vehicle glides effortlessly through the 8 speed automatic transmission and can deliver you from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds if you are in a hurry.
Having spent a weekend on board this opulent but truly functional vehicle, I can assure you that you will be looking for every opportunity to spend as much time as you can on the road and the last thing you will want to do is rush anywhere.