Starting from £51,550, the SE-only 258bhp TDV6 was almost £8500 cheaper than the next rung up the ladder 292bhp SDV6 HSE, which is now the least expensive Sport available, at £59,995. A Land Rover spokesman told LRO: ‘Due to such high demand on higher series derivatives, the Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE is no longer available to order in the UK.’
That’s a shame, as we doubt there’s £50,000-worth of difference between that model and the hotly-anticipated £100,000+ ‘RS’ range-topper – it’s certainly not half the car a £100k L405 Range Rover is.
No Range Rover could ever be called ‘no frills’, but we actually quite liked the idea of a TDV6 SE without any extra-cost options. If you had the money, it was arguably one of the best value models in the current Land Rover line-up.
Still, the reasons behind the decision go to prove just how well Land Rover is doing right now. Long may that continue…