is it still the pinnacle of luxury SUVs?

is it still the pinnacle of luxury SUVs?

Love them or hate them, there is no denying that large SUVs are here to stay. We decided to revisit the original luxury 4×4 to find out whether it merits its exalted status.

Our Car: Range Rover TDV6 Vogue

List price when new: £79,595 OTR

Price as tested: £81,985

Official fuel economy: 40.9mpg

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January 15, 2019

Fuel economy this week: 32.1mpg

The Range Rover has reached the end of the road – our three-month loan period came to an abrupt halt all too soon and I’m already missing its multi-purpose ability on the driveway.

Whether it was carrying my exploding fridge to the recycling centre, ploughing out of the mud-soaked car park at Twickenham, or just reverting to being a luxury limo on the hack up the M40 to London, the ultimate Land Rover has tackled everything we’ve thrown at it with great aplomb.

Some might argue that the viability of giant off-roaders like the Range Rover is in doubt nowadays. Yet with Lamborghini, Bentley and Rolls-Royce joining the market and Aston Martin entering the fray later this year, there’s nothing to suggest SUVs are losing their appeal.

And even with Jaguar Land Rover’s current problems, the iconic status of the Range Rover means it will likely still be a favourite with the well-heeled in some shape or form 100 years from now.

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