Land Rover Announces Full Pricing of 2016 Model Lineup, Including Diesel
Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Diesels Carry $1,500 Premium
The leaked order sheet from a few weeks ago was right: The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will cost $1,500 more when equipped with a diesel than their equivalent gas-powered counterparts.
The Range Rover Sport SE with the Td6 3.0L turbodiesel V-6 will start at $66,450, representing the cheapest way into a diesel Land Rover. The more opulently equipped Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 is $71,450. Stepping into a fullsize Range Rover Td6 will demand $86,450, while a Range Rover HSE Td6 costs $93,450. Each 2016 Land Rover SUV requires an additional $995 destination charge, including the $199,495 Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB, meaning it’s possible to spend more than $200,000 at a dealership—before dropping one red cent on taxes, titling, or insurance.
However, the diesel Range Rovers represent something of a value in their segment. Even at less than $70,000, the Range Rover Sport SE comes with most of the standard content that more expensive competition offers (sometimes as options!), including an off-road driving management system, leather-trimmed interior, and a navigation system. Going up into the Sport HSE or the fullsize Range Rover models brings even more equipment. Most notably, however, the diesel option is just $1,500 more than the 3.0L supercharged gasoline V-6.
That represents one of the smallest price premiums for a diesel engine in the industry. For example, the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel costs $4,500 more than a similar Grand equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar V-6. Compared to the 5.7L Hemi V-8, it still costs $1,705 more. The TDI diesel V-6 in a Volkswagen Touareg carries a $3,500 premium, and an Audi Q7 oil-burner is more than $5,000 more than its gas cousin in some configurations.
Each 2016 Land Rover receives several updates, including an auto-lowering air suspension for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, available hands-free tailgate for all Range Rovers, and revised infotainment and Land Rover InControl app functionality across the board. The LR2, replaced by the new Discovery Sport, has been discontinued for 2016.
Source: Land Rover