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2024 Range Rover Diesel SUV

2024 Range Rover Diesel SUV

There are still new vehicles made today that can proudly look back three, four, and even five decades to see just how long they’ve stood the test of time and endured a changing world of automotive manufacture and government policy.  As a badge, Rover is a great survivor (it dates back to 1904).  How far can the Range Rover go back in time to see the first Rover of its type? 

We have to go back to the Land Rover, a 4×4 inspired by the U.S. Jeep, which was launched by Rover in 1948.  The first model was a hit, being a simple utility vehicle with selectable 4WD as well as a low and high range gearbox.  There was a choice of wheelbases, body styles, and a range of petrol and diesel motors to power it.  The V8 Range Rover spawned from out of the old Land Rover line-up, back in 1970, now over 50 years ago.  This is the forefather of what we know the Range Rover to be today. 

Back in 1970, the brand new Land Rover Range Rover was known as a luxury off-road vehicle that was also comfortable and fast on the tarmac.  It seems that this blueprint hasn’t changed at all.  The 2024 Range Rover SUV is still the benchmark luxury vehicle for on- and off-road prowess.  They are vehicles that remain extremely comfortable to drive over long distances, and when the road runs out, they can tackle the toughest off-road terrain with the best of them.

The 2024 Range Rover Diesel variants are arguably the best of the big luxury SUVs, having been designed for covering distances swiftly and efficiently and in complete comfort.  They are also phenomenally good off-road (particularly the full-time 4WD models), thanks to the copious amounts of accessible torque low down as well as right throughout the engine’s revs.  The vehicle’s smooth power delivery and relatively long driving range make it a winner for when you’re slogging your way over bush tracks in the Outback.  They are equally at home and (more commonly than you may think) slogging through city congestion while taking the kids to school or commuting to work.  They can also be seen scampering away for the weekend away at the lakes or up in the snowy mountains. 

Taking a closer look, 2024’s Range Rover Diesels are found in the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, and Range Rover line-ups.  The smaller Range Rover Evoque sticks with just petrol and hybrid variants.

2024 Range Rover Diesel SUV interior

Range Rover Sport

There are four diesel models of the stunning and powerful Range Rover Sport range.  The base model (if you can call such a car that) is the D250 SE Auto, which uses a twin-turbo six-cylinder 3.0-litre diesel motor with 183 kW at 4000 rpm and 650 Nm at 1250–2250 rpm.  The big sporty SUV can cover the 0–100 km/h sprint in 8.0 seconds and will run on to a top speed of 206 km/h. The 4×4 traction is in the form of AWD on demand, and power is put down through an 8-speed sports automatic gearbox.

Next in line in the Sport range is the D300 Dynamic SE.  With this fine SUV, you have the same motor in the D250 SE but with a few more tweaks to gain extra power; thus 221 kW at 4000 rpm and 650 Nm at 1500–2500 rpm is at the ready.  More power means quicker performance; we see this expressed in how the 0–100 km sprint time has been lowered to 6.6 seconds and its top speed pushed out to 218 km/h. 

Sport is definitely part of the D350 Dynamic HSE Range Rover Sport’s makeup.  The same twin-turbo 3.0-litre diesel mentioned in the two models above has been tweaked some more to produce a whopping 258 kW of power at 4000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque between 1500 and 3000 rpm.  That’s enough to send you from a standstill through to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 234 km/h.

The Range Rover Sport D350 Autobiography has the same engine and performance as the Dynamic HSE, but with even more levels of luxury and individuality. 

But with all that said, all of the Range Rover Sport SUVs are truly loaded machines in terms of luxury, comfort, up-to-date technology and safety features.  A new Range Rover Sport is a five-seat SUV with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.  Luggage space in the boot starts with a mammoth 835 litres and will extend to 1860 litres when all the rear seats are folded.  Even with all this special twin-turbo diesel power and torque, you can enjoy a fuel consumption that averages out to below 8.5 litres/100 km, sometimes running as low as 6.3 litres/100 km on the open road.  All new Range Rover Sport models are good for towing a 3500-kg braked trailer.

Range Rover Velar

The 2024 Range Rover Velar D300 Dynamic SE is the one diesel offering of the seven Velar variants available.  This model houses the twin-turbo six-pack diesel motor found in the Range Rover Sport (above) with its 221 kW at 4000 rpm and 650 Nm at 1500–2500 rpm.  A 0–100 km/h sprint time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h is part of the Velar Diesel’s package.  A new Velar Diesel has full-time 4WD, a towing capacity of up to 2500 kg braked, a boot with 625–1811 litres of cargo space, and an average fuel consumption lower than 8 litres/100 km, which is sometimes as low as 5.9 litres/100 km.  This suave-looking five-seater SUV would look nice parked up anyone’s driveway, and it’s loaded with luxury.

Range Rover

The other body shape available for Diesel Range Rovers is simply called the Range Rover.  The 2024 Land Rover Range Rover can be provided with five- or seven-seat configurations.  These have a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and will more than impress with their luxury, comfort, performance, and luggage-carrying capacity.  If you opt for the seven seats, then there is still 212 litres available in the boot; this opens right out to as much as 2176 litres. 

The two Range Rover models available with diesel power starts with the D350 HSE, which offers 258 kW of power at 4000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque between1500 and 3000 rpm.  A 0–100 km/h sprint time of 6.1 seconds isn’t shabby at all, and you can take this machine up to a top speed of 234 km/h.  The eight-speed sports automatic smoothly provides power to the on-demand 4WD system. 

It’s the Range Rover D350 Autobiography that is, perhaps, the most exclusive Range Rover.  This model uses the same engine as the Range Rover HSE mentioned above and also has the same performance level, but it comes with options and features that make this a pretty exclusive set of wheels, particularly if you’re thinking of joining one of the Australian 4×4 clubs. 

Both of these models can tow a house – sorry, a braked trailer – up to 3500 kg and will sip fuel at an average of around 8 litres/100 km and sometimes as little as 6.3 litres/100 km if you’re particularly gentle on the pedal.

So there you have it in a nutshell: all of the Diesel Land Rover Range Rover models you can buy in 2024.  These are a lovely bit of kit, worthy of all of Land Rover Range Rover’s rich history.

2024 Range Rover Diesel SUV rear

The 2024 Range Rover Diesel models include the:

  • Range Rover Sport D250 SE Auto
  • Range Rover Sport D300 Dynamic SE
  • Range Rover Sport D350 Dynamic HSE
  • Range Rover Sport D350 Autobiography
  • Range Rover Velar D300 Dynamic SE
  • Range Rover D350 HSE
  • Range Rover D350 Autobiography

For any more information on the new Range Rover SUV, for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Land Rover dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!