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The Top Gear car review:Land Rover Range Rover
For:It’s basically a Bentley crossed with the offroad ability of a tractor
Against:Only bare pricing: it's a long way from cheap
What is it?
The latest version of Land Rover’s full-size Range Rover, this time equipped with a new aluminium monocoque that cost the company a billion quid to develop. It’s bigger but lighter than the old car (up to 430kg less in the case of the new-to-Range Rover 3.0-litre V6 diesel), faster but more efficient and tangibly better to drive.
It might look very much like an evolution of the old model, and the styling is very much of the ‘if it ain’t broke’ school of car design, but the car is all-new underneath. Fresh for 2014 was a long-wheelbase version with an even more cosseting rear and up to a £111,050 (!) price tag. Then there’s the ultra-lavish SVAutobiography, which in LWB form tops out at £165,500…
The fastest5.0 V8 S/C 565 SVAutobiography Dynamic 4dr Auto
The cheapest3.0 TDV6 Vogue 4dr Auto
The greenest2.0 P400e Autobiography 4dr Auto