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Range Rover HSE
Despite advancements in technology and manufacturing, the soul of the iconic Range Rover has changed little over the decades. It’s still the ultimate symbol of go-anywhere, do-anything luxury, even as the new 2017 Bentley Bentayga has the same mission. Yet, despite being outwardly much the same for 2016, a significant update can now be found under the hood of U.S. Rangies: a torquey V-6 turbo-diesel engine befitting the Rover’s posh yet purposeful character.
While diesel Range Rovers have been available in Europe and other markets for years, this is among the first modern Land Rover SUVs to offer a compression-ignition powerplant in America. The 2016 Range Rover Sport also can be ordered with the same Td6 turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6; it develops 254 horsepower in both models. Being a diesel, though, the V-6’s 440 lb-ft of torque serves well against this Range Rover’s 5485-pound mass, and it allows the big ute to move off smartly with the help of the quick-shifting eight-speed automatic gearbox.