Whether it be for a quick weekend jaunt to the Cotswolds, an expedition to the Scottish Highlands or simply a grand tour of some of our flat island’s finer, emptier roads, there is one vehicle that has captured the spirit of the British countryside more than others.
One range has provided more British four-wheeled success than any other and continues to write the book on luxury SUV’s the world over. This range, of course, being the Range Rover Sport series from Jaguar Land Rover.
2018 saw a far more prominent feature of Jaguar Land Rover in the Sixt fleet. We are now happy to boast luxurious sedans, like the Jaguar XF to an almost complete catalogue of the company’s 4x4s. We are also pleased to announce the Land Rover Discovery, various iterations of the current Range Rover Sport and of course, the cherry on the proverbial motoring cake, the Range Rover Velar. Those with a keen eye for luxury will have no-doubt followed the company’s foray into ultra-lux motoring and the Velar has delivered on all fronts.
Where the Velar delivers on executive style and pomp, the Range Rover Sport, for this writer anyway, will always be the pinnacle of British off-road motoring. Strictly for educational purposes, we took one of our fleet out for a day to see how it looked and felt across the British roads, in this instance, the Range Rover Sport HSE SDV6, affording us a comfortable 305BHP powered by a 3.0L Diesel engine. It was great.
A Bonafide Smug Machine
The first thing to note, especially with the 7-seater incarnation is that there is a genuine sense of road ownership when you sit at the driving seat. If you’re used to driving a smaller, more compact solution, you’ll certainly start to feel the smugness intensify, a feeling only amplified when the engine fires up, on first sight it’s clear that the car is an SUV, but on first hearing, it becomes apparent that the ‘Sport’ badge is far from superficial, this is an engine that is ready to be pushed.
Out on the road, the car exudes comfort and style, a beautiful personification of British design; outlandish, but not obtuse, bold but not garish. For a company who implores that their audience Drive Smug, this certainly bears all the necessary hallmarks of a genuine smug machine. It’s also worth noting that with a fuel economy of over 40mpg on average (as listed on their website) you wont have to take too many pitstops, wherever your endeavour!
So, if you’re looking for something a bit special on your tour of Britain, then for your consideration, I present the Range Rover Sport HSE, as well as the rest of the Land Rover Range, available across the UK from Sixt rent a car UK. Book yours now!