There’s usually a buzz that goes around the office when a special used vehicle comes in, but the arrival of a 62 plate Range Rover SDV8 was a special moment indeed. Land Rover’s original luxury 4x4 vehicle continues to go from strength to strength and this fourth generation Range Rover represents another leap forward in technical specification and uncompromising comfort from the manufacturer.
Let’s begin with the fact the car is the world’s first SUV with an all-aluminium chassis, removing around 350 kilograms off the previous model. The impact of this development on the vehicle’s handling, economy, emissions and acceleration is literally jaw-dropping. With an impressive 516lb/ft of torque, the SDV8 eases from 0 to 60 in less than seven seconds and offers a top speed of 135mph. Equally, the official EC combined fuel consumption is a healthy 32.5mpg, which makes it one of the most efficient V8 SUVs currently for sale.
The newly-refined body styling kit adds an additional touch of class to the black exterior but the interior is where Land Rover has really focused on style and comfort. The pimento ivory leather seats are sumptuous and, with 118mm more legroom in the back, the ride is smooth for all. Electrically heated seats and steering wheel; ambience lighting; dual zone climate control; the panoramic roof with blind and the elegantly-smoked privacy glass are just a few of the extras which contribute to the vehicle’s premium experience.
The Range Rover SDV8 is not short on technology either. The full surround camera system provides 360° visibility and keyless entry allows easy access to the vehicle, alongside the usual security benefits. Piloting the SDV8 has never been easier given the paddle shift option and an active cruise control with responsive auto braking and acceleration. A useful blind spot mirror combined with park distance control both to the rear and front of the car also provides additional peace of mind.
The Range Rover SDV8 has that "feelgood factor" that drivers will love and we are delighted to have such a pristine used vehicle for sale. It is an iconic, luxury 4x4 and quite simply the best that Land Rover has produced to date.