When it comes to luxury SUVs in Nigeria, few can compare to the Range Rover. Not only does it offer exceptional luxury and versatility, but it also boasts a well-rounded balance and respected identity that is unmatched by its competitors. With the option of an extended wheelbase, a customizable SV edition, and a choice of six-cylinder, plug-in hybrid or V8 power, there’s a Range Rover for anyone who can afford its six-digit price of entry.
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Based on Jaguar-Land Rover’s new MLA-Flex platform, the Range Rover offers a bevvy of useful features, including all-wheel steering, JLR’s clever Pivi Pro Infotainment and power-assisted doors (coming on 2023 models). The new generation also offers noise cancelling technology, a suspension that can self-adjust due to road conditions and six different driving modes that can be calibrated for on- or off-road conditions.
The design changes continue Range Rover’s aesthetic journey from rugged to racy. The 2022 model is flashy note the door accents and cutting-edge taillights — but everything is flush to the body and it’s a modern, minimalist approach. Every line has a purpose. It makes SUVs from Audi and Lexus look terribly busy, and even the fourth-gen Range Rover is fussy in comparison. The grille and front end should look familiar to loyalists, but the boat tail shape in the back is less prominent than ever before and the taillights disappear into the piano black settings. It’s a deep contrast to the previous model and its traditional blocky lighting. Still, the Range Rover looks like a dressier version of the last generation and it is a measured evolution. The off-roader has undergone far greater change, most notably the BMW-led 2001 redesign.
2023 Range Rover Vogue interior
The interior was bathed in a light-and-creamy leather dubbed Perlino. It’s everywhere. Rest your elbow on top of the door leather. The centre console leather. Even the headliner had stitched leather. It’s broken up with light wood on the door panels and bisecting the dash, with chrome flourishes on the controls. While the lofty price tag gave me pause, the interior’s sophisticated use of materials and clever layout won me over.
The Range Rover’s airy setting is reminiscent of Lincoln and Volvo designs, which is a testament to all three brands’ focus on interiors. The First Edition also included rear-sear entertainment screens and massaging seats in front (which were just OK better than Mercedes’ massages but not nearly as good as Jeep’s). I was surprised to find a cooler in the centre console, which I used to chill my wallet and keys inadvertently. It’s far better at keeping your beverages cold.
2023 Range Rover Vogue Exterior
Let’s pause for a moment to dwell on the paint. Various shades of gold and bronze are the Range Rover’s calling card, but the First Edition and SV offer this so-called Sunset Gold Satin finish. In pictures, you can’t tell the difference between this shade and the cheaper paint.
In real life, when the sun hits the finish with coarse aluminium baked in the promise of a “bright golden sparkle with high reflectivity” is delivered. Range Rover is the latest company to employ colour schemes to burnish its products, a trend recognized by everyone from Kia with its matte EV6 to Maserati and its iridescent Levante Trofeo.
Wisely, Land Rover employs this champagne chaser to differentiate the Range Rover but doesn’t go overboard. My tester had the optional gloss black 23-inch wheels and black roof, which set off the golden hue with tasteful contrast.
2023 Range Rover Vogue Price
Land Rover offers the Range Rover in long and short wheelbases, seating up to seven passengers. The base model starts at $104,500 and goes up to $200,000 for high-powered First Edition and SV variants with options. A plug-in hybrid and an all-electric model will be available in the future. The 2023 Range Rover Vogue price in Nigeria will start at 250 million naira.