The Range Rover has been widely regarded as the ultimate SUV money can buy for a while now. And the launch of the 2013 model was a much awaited affair. However, due to the use of expensive materials and garnishing of lavish features combined with import duties, it was priced on the near side of Rs 2 crore in India.
As a result, the launch of the new 3.0 litre V6 engined diesel Range Rover is a welcome move. Priced at Rs 1.44 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai) the base HSE variant of the 2013 Range Rover is an attractive proposition for Range Rover buyers. There is also a more expensive Vogue variant of the 3.0 litre V6 Range Rover that has been priced at Rs 1.64 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai).
The twin turbo charged 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine churns out 258PS of power and 600Nm of torque which is enough to take the luxury SUV from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 210 km/h. The engine is mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox which is common on all other Range Rover variants.
The Range Rover 3.0 V6 packs in an extensive list of luxury and safety features as well as a host of driver aids and the legendary Land Rover 4X4 system.
The launch of the 3.0 V6 Range Rover has pushed the total number of Range Rover variants in India up to five, which includes the 3.0 V6 HSE, 3.0 V6 Vogue, 4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE, 4.4 SDV8 Autobiography and the 5.0 V8 petrol Autobiography.
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