Desirability counts for a lot when it comes to resale values and the Range Rover’s sheer must-have quality promises to make it hot property as a used car – especially for anyone lucky enough to be among the first buyers to get their hands on the new model. So while you can hardly suggest a new Range Rover is cheap, on this evidence it will be kinder to your bank balance than its raft of prestige off-road rivals.
Why? Well its rarity will keep used prices high for a while to come and a host of A-list owners should guarantee long waiting lists for new models. Plus, of course, the latest version of the legendary 4x4 is the best yet thanks to improvements in performance, economy and dynamics. Its multi-purpose appeal means it can be used as an executive express or a practical tow car and this diversity ensures a broad appeal – vital if your new car is going to resist depreciation.
So while you’ll still face hefty running costs from fuel, tyres and maintenance on such a big and pricy machine, losses to depreciation will be lower than for the alternatives. And in this sector of the market, that could save you a small fortune.