A Look at the New Range Rover Vogue

Posted on 13th Nov 2012

New Range Rover Vogue 2013When it comes to luxury SUVs there are few better cars on the road than the Range Rover. This is the top class line from the well known manufacturer Land Rover, which started off life over 50 years ago in Anglesey. Their first ever designs were inspired by the American Jeeps used in WWII and the original Land Rover prototypes were actually built on Jeep chassis.

Since then the standard Series I and II Land Rovers have become iconic vehicles all over the world, and are without question one of the real success stories of the British car manufacturing industry. Over the last thirty years however the brand have turned their considerably knowledgeable hands to creating hard wearing 4×4 cars that combine power, luxury and utility with their Range Rover brand.

The latest Range Rover models, the Vogue LR-TDV6 and the LR-SDV8 represent the latest in design technology from this industry favourite. They look sleek and modern, yet manage to still keep the off road handling capabilities than have made this brand such a success over the years.

Looking at the exterior of the Vogue, you’ve got a very stylish front profile that comes with an elegant shark-tooth grill, giving the car a modern, snub nosed look, indicative of the power lurking under the hood. The iconic Range Rover lines are still in place, but everything’s been slightly softened to give the car an ultra-modern silhouette. Dark glass, rounded lights and split-spoke alloys complete the look, giving it what it needs to go toe-to-toe with any of the top of the range Mercedes and BMW SUVs.

The interior of the Range Rover Vogue’s cabin is well designed and very spacious, giving you the room you need for both comfort and adequate storage. It features a wheelbase that’s 46 mm longer than those used in recent iterations, giving both passengers and the driver considerably more leg room than they’ve had in the past. If you’re willing to pay a bit extra you can even get special seats that offer massage functions and can be reclined slightly more than those that come with the standard models.

The Vogue is considerably lighter than previous Range Rovers coming in at around 400 kilograms less than the last entry level model. As well as featuring the trademark Dynamic Response suspension system the rear of the car has also been lowered a whole half metre allowing much easier access to the boot for storage.

There are a number of different engines available across the new range of Range Rover Vogue SUVs. The Vogue LR-TDV6 comes with a 3.0 litre diesel engine, giving you a petrol-guzzling 7.5 miles to the gallon, even with its special stop-start technology implemented to help you conserve fuel. The engine on the LR-SDV8, which is a 4.4 litre diesel engine fares slightly better offering drivers an improved 8.7 miles to the gallon.

Finally there’s just the question of price. This can vary from dealer to dealer, so we’ve only put down what’s given as a guideline on the Range Rover site. The standard entry level Vogue should be available to you somewhere around £71,000 and the special edition Vogue SE for just over £77,000.

If you’ve got the money to spend then you can go one better than the Range Rover Vogue SUVs. There’s also the Autobiography range which is available in three different models, including a supercharged 5.0 litre petrol engine driven car called the Range Rover LR-V8, which will set you back around £100,000 and is without question the new flagship for this top brand.

If you’ve got your eye on the 2013 Range Rovers and have an older one to sell, Iain Mutch are one of the UKs leading prestige car brokers. We pride ourselves on our personal service and because we specialise in prestige cars we can usually offer you a better price. To find out what your Range Rover is worth, use this form to get a free valuation.

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