Range Rover is a term that brings to mind a more luxurious Land Rover, with all the off-road capability you’d expect from the brand’s utilitarian models such as the original Defender, wrapped in a more comfortable and on-road friendly package. In fact, the first Land Rover Range Rover hit the streets way back in 1969 and wasn’t designed as a luxury vehicle – merely as a step-up from the Series Land Rovers – what most people recognize as the original Defender. That didn’t stop its popularity. Now on the fourth generation, it’s grown to be a full-size luxury SUV, and has spanned three spin-off models, namely the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar. Still built in Solihull, England by what is now known as Jaguar Land Rover, this example is a 2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE, from Florida with 10,680 miles on the clock. If a luxury British SUV is your thing, this fits the bill to a T.
The design of the Range Rover has retained an iconic silhouette over the years, albeit smoother and more aerodynamic, and this 2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE wears a nice Indus Silver paintwork and rolls on 21” Style 7001 split-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear tires. The wheel protection pack with chrome locks is optioned, and you also get a full-size spare wheel with tool kit to ease your flat tire worries. Front fog lamps have been specified too. The interior is in Ivory with Navy leather upholstery on the seats, and Kalahari Veneer wood trim. The front seats are 20-way electrically adjustable units that are heated and ventilated, and the outer second row seats are electrically adjustable as well. The basic Interior Protection Pack is on board, as is a Cabin Air Ionizer and domestic 110v power sockets. Occupants are kept comfortable by four-zone climate control and a premium Meridian sound system makes for impressive music listening. The gear selector knob is another party piece that automatically rises from the center console when the vehicle is started and retracts when it is switched off.
This 2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE is powered by a 3.0L (181ci) supercharged V6 that puts out around 340 hp to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission and intelligent all-wheel-drive system that equally splits power between the front and rear axles. Adaptive dynamics include air suspension with selectable modes and adjustable ride height too. The 0-60mph sprint takes around 7 seconds, and the top speed is an electronically limited 130mph.