Leasing a Land Rover Range Rover
THE BEST OF LUXURY FOR THE MUD
ON OR OFF ROAD, PREMIUM LUXURY IS ASSURED
For those looking for a large luxurious SUV that can handle equally as well in the town or country then the Range Rover is for you. With its Air-Suspension and long wheel travel it eagerly soaks up the bumps and imperfections of any road. While the anti-roll bars and active dampers mean that cornering is surprisingly sure footed for such a big vehicle. All Terrain response makes an appearance here and as usual provides some inspired confidence when taking the horses out of the field or getting into the best position for the shoot.
ENGINES & PERFORMANCE
This is really a non-topic with the Range Rover as really, they are all excellent engines, as you would expect. They offer two diesel units, a three litre V6 with 275bhp and four-point-four litre V8 with 340bhp. Both do sixty two miles per hour in 7.9 seconds and 7.3 seconds respectively, the bigger engine coming with a much larger torque figure of 546ft lbs (against 461ft lbs from the three litre), making it ideal for very heavy towing.
For the petrol fans there is even more choice. Starting with a plug-in hybrid P400e. A two-litre turbo unit with a lithium-ion cell backing things up, produces 404bhp, meaning sixty two miles per hour can be reached in 6.8 seconds. Maximum range on electric power only is 30 miles however. Next you have the three litre petrol turbo charged six cylinder, this also has 400bhp but because of its lighter weight (no heavy electric power) can reach 62mph in 6.3 seconds. At the top of the range we have two five litre units, both assisted with super chargers and providing 525bhp for the Autobiography models and 565bhp for the SVAutobiography models. These can both do 62mph in 5.4 seconds but the torque figure that the more powerful SVR unit can produce will give a much stronger real-world in-gear pull.
EQUIPMENT AND HANDLING
The Range Rover is a whopping 5m long and 1.983m wide, so it can’t exactly be described as nimble. Considering these dimensions and its considerable weight (although in some cases it can be up to half a tonne lighter than the model it replaced) it gives an extremely good account of itself. More in the luxury handling class than sporty, the air suspension and roll bars look after it well.
It goes without saying that any Range Rover is very well equipped. The standard Vogue comes with Meridian Sound, no less than three infotainment screens, 20 way adjustment electric front seats, electric tailgate, panoramic glass roof and terrain response control to give a few highlights. Moving up to the Vogue SE, you gain heating and cooling on both front and rear seats plus larger alloys, soft close doors, cruise control for the terrain response system and electric reclining rear seats. Onto the Autobiography and the seats are now 24 way adjustable and can massage your worries away, adaptive cruise control with lane keeping assist for the motorways, four way climate control instead of the usual three, the head cloth gets a rather luxurious feeling suede covering, the meridian sound system gets upgrading and those big glass roofs can now open. In addition, the Autobiography models offer a long wheelbase version too for people needing even more rear leg room. Whilst talking about space, it should be mentioned that the standard Range Rover packs a 909-litre boot with that great split rear tailgate making it easy to take off your muddy wellies or slide in heavy items. The rear seats can also be folded down (electrically, off course) to expose even more space.
The Range Rover is imitated by many, successfully by none. It’s the luxury car that be taken off road and do a better job there than most SUV’s in the marketplace. The specifications go from excellent to the sublime and it has the power plants to match.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RANGE ROVER
Why not have a look at the Range Rover on the official Land Rover UK company website. Or if you would like to consider alternatives you could look at these alternatives from FVL:- Audi Q7 BMW X7 Mercedes-Benz GLS Porsche Cayenne Volkswagen Touareg Volvo XC90
Land Rover Range Rover from First Vehicle Leasing
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