The Range Rover was first introduced in the UK in 1970 – although more luxurious than the Land Rover of the day it was a relatively basic ‘utilitarian’ off road car.
The Range Rover was first introduced in the UK in 1970 – although more luxurious than the Land Rover of the day it was a relatively basic ‘utilitarian’ off road car. More suited to carrying sheep, with its 3 doors, vinyl seats and manual transmission - than cruising the streets of Chelsea.
It was sometime later that Land Rover capitalised on the potential of the Range Rover as a premium vehicle developing it into a premium sports utility vehicle at home on the country estate and motorway.
There have been three generations of Range Rover from 1970 – 1995, 1995 – 2002 with the latest generation being introduced in 2002.
We tested the Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE back to back with the Mercedes Benz GL 420 CDI in rural Northumberland.
Range Rover Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Range Rover Vogue SE|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.2 Seconds|
|Top Speed||124 mph|
|Transmission||6-Speed Automatic Gearbox|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||30.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3 Years / Unlimited Mileage|
|Price (when tested on the 06/11/08)||£68,026|