The esteemed Range Rover line unquestioningly maintains its luster while going diesel with the impressive HSE Td6
Be it turning heads of witnesses in passing, transporting passengers in luxury, or taking on the most challenging inclement weather conditions, the 2016 Range Rover HSE Td6 will not disappoint. From the pampering interior, to state-of-the-art technology enhancing the driving experience, and an impressive 600-mile travel range using diesel fuel are just a few of the attractions justifying the global praise of this luxury SUV.
Our example’s exterior dressed in a vibrant Yulong White boasts 20-inch alloy wheels, a finely curved silhouette, Xenon Automatic Headlamps, a solar reflective windshield, and a tastefully contrasting Santorini Black Roof encasing sliding panoramic glass ideal for stargazing.
Under the hood, a 3.0-liter, 254-horsepower, turbodiesel V-6 engine exceeds adequate power to take on everyday street traffic or the demanding inclines of the mountains with little effort. Once considering the smooth-shifting, 8-speed automatic transmission; 443 lb-ft of torque; “full-time” four-wheel drive permitting effortless maneuverability; Hill Descent Control (HDC); a Terrain Response System with a quartet of driving modes; and seemingly countless other driving capabilities, virtually any terrain is conquerable.
There is no secret to this automaker’s priority to pamper passengers; the HSE Td6 model further solidifies this with a 360-watt Meridian surround sound experience, Oxford leather seats with the front pair providing massage capability, four-zone climate control, InControl Apps for seamless mobile phone adaptation, and captivating ambient interior lighting to put especially the youngsters in awe.
The saluted Vision Assist and Driver Assistance Packages boost driving confidence and provide optimal visibility from every angle. Putting the mind at ease, a plethora of safety features including generous airbag placement throughout the cabin, and front and rear parking aids accompany all of the driving capabilities this Td6 has to offer.
On the fuel side, the diesel engine is extraordinarily quiet and deliver impressive efficiency at a combined 25 miles per gallon while not compromising power. This is a significant improvement from the traditional gasoline version’s 19 MPG responsibly coupled with reduced emissions.
Ultimately, Land Rover continues to wow the auto industry and set the standard of what a dreamlike ride should encompass. The $94,945 price tag could be imposing and raise an eyebrow or two, but buyers will unquestionably get what they pay for.
MPG: 22 city/29 highway, 25 combined