A quick internet search for current Land Rover models could possibly make you think that you have just two options – a Land Rover Discovery, or a Land Rover Range Rover, gone are the Freelander and Defender, but look closer and you’ll see that the ‘two models’ are in fact eight; Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover PHEV and the Rangie Sport PHEV.
Similar in name, but thanks to Land Rover’s system of nomenclature, things can get slightly confusing; if you bought a Range Rover Sport for example, you’d think you would be getting a Rangie with a bit more get up and go, but the (near) £18,000 price differential (in favour of the Range Rover Sport) would tell you otherwise.
It’s the same for the Discovery and Discovery Sport – the Disco Sport has actually been introduced as a replacement for the Freelander, it’s the most cost-effective route to new Land Rover ownership.
Since the Defender production finished back in 2016, there seems to have been a distinct lack of ‘hardcore’ off-roader or utility vehicle, but the reality is that despite looking a little softer, and having more creature comforts, better road-holding, nicer manners (the list goes on) … the Disco and Disco Sport have the ability to go anywhere a Defender could.
Sure, scraping along a hedgerow in a new Discovery might set your teeth on edge, but let’s be honest, if you’re a hardcore off-road enthusiast or green-laner, you wouldn’t be driving a brand-new Defender off-road either; there’s a high chance that you already have your mud-plugging needs taken care with a more traditional Solihull vehicle.
The whole Land Rover range, including Range Rover, have not lost the ability to get dirty – even the plug-in hybrids can wade in water 900mm deep on electric power only.
As was ever the case, Range Rover is name synonymous with luxury, but luxury done tastefully – no garish statements of wealth such as inset diamonds, gold switches or horns that scream “money” as you toot a sheep in your path, but rather … quality materials, excellent build quality and a reputation for producing some of the finest motor vehicles around the world.
Allied with the luxury element, the Range Rover is available with numerous engine choices, ranging from a entry level 2.0 Si4 Petrol engine in the Sport (with 300PS) right through to the 4.4 SDV8 diesel with 339PS or the range topping 5.0 Supercharged V6 petrol engine with a gargantuan 525PS. There is also the PHEV option also – the P400e.
If you’re not quite ready for the full Range Rover experience, you could also choose the Velar or the Evoque – designed to give you the stunning looks, drive and experience of the Rangie, without having delve too far in to the piggy bank.
Finding or choosing the right Land Rover product for you will need some thought – with so many options, toys, and prices, you may ask yourself where to start? Thankfully, our product knowledge and experience of the luxury brand is comprehensive, and we’re always happy to talk you through the different options – browsing the Land Rover website can be a little … overawing … you may find around twenty different engine options for example, and will you really feel the benefit of choosing the D275 engine over the D240 option? (The answer is yes, depending on your usage).
We aren’t here to sell you the most expensive/profitable options for us, but rather to guide you through the process of choosing which particular model suits your needs best – call us today for an informal chat, and we’ll help you understand the choices.
For more information or to make an enquiry, please contact a member of our team.