On the road, the Vogue LWB displays the exact same manners we have come to expect from an oversized luxury SUV. It's smooth and comfortable no doubt, however, it requires an experienced driver to get used to the size especially when driving within the city limits.
Let's be clear, this particular version isn't a slug. Powered by a V6 turbo diesel engine making 258bhp and nearly 600Nm of torque, it picks up speed from low revs with purpose and poise and there is always more than enough pulling power for everyday driving. The V6 is pretty free-revving as well, offering a strong shove around 2,500rpm where it pulls this RR with a great degree of spirit. The 8-speed automatic, meanwhile, is typically decisive and complements the engine well. There are various drive modes and as one would expect, the gearbox reacts differently as you go through the modes - in Eco, it upshifts quite early and allows the engine to coast off throttle whereas in Dynamic, it hangs on to lower gears and upshifts at around 4,000rpm. The throttle response, too, is dull in Eco but gets suitably crisp in Dynamic mode.
Although not exactly a cornering machine, okay, although not at all a cornering machine, the Vogue LWB nonetheless offers a magic carpet-like ride. Equipped with air suspension on all four ends, it simply glides over imperfections, including some of the worst monsoon-stricken roads we could run it through. In Comfort mode, the ride is absorbent to the point of feeling floaty whereas in Dynamic, the firmer setting ties the springs down for better composure and stability at high speeds. Now we would like to add that one cannot get carried away by the ride as sharp edged potholes sometimes do filter into the cabin.