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Handbook: RR Sport TDV6

Time 11 years ago

rr-sportThe Chelsea tractor has had a make-over with new looks and a cracking new 3.0-litre diesel. James Batchelor tries it out.

WHAT IS IT?

It’s the sporty Range Rover, but now has a new and more efficient engine, wrapped up in a body that has been restyled and given a sleeker look. We like it a lot.


WHAT’S UNDER THE BONNET?

A 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged, six- cylinder diesel engine that is shared with the Discovery 4, and Jaguar XF and XJ. It replaces the old 2.7-litre unit.

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WHAT’S THE SPEC LIKE?

There’s SE, HSE, Supercharged HSE, and Autobiography Sport. All are impressively equipped with prices starting from £47,995 and rising to a whopping £72,495.


WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?

It handles like a 4×4 really, but LR have tweaked the suspension and steering making the new Sport just that little bit better to drive.

WHAT DO THE PRESS THINK OF IT?

Car felt the Sport ‘is all the car you’ll ever need’ but Autocar thought it was too ‘blingy… an aesthetically toned- down version would be welcome’.

WHAT DO WE THINK OF IT?

The TDV6 is the best engine in the range for obvious reasons. It’s a shame the new Sport has a hard ride and rear seat passengers sit bolt-upright. Still, we wouldn’t turn one down…

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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