First off, no your eyes aren’t deceiving you – this really is the all new Range Rover. It may look pretty similar to the old model but this is a totally new model from the ground up.
That means new chassis, body, interior, the works. With the styling it’s clearly evolution rather than revolution but with a classy car like the Range Rover it pays not to put off their customers who generally continue to buy them with every new version.
So the headlights are slimmer, the grille shallower and lower intake wider. The side profile is smoother, the side ‘gills’ less fussy, there are flush door handles and there’s still the floating roof design.
The rear is where the biggest stylistic change comes in, with the tapering bodywork and gloss black panel that goes across the back and then down the sides which houses the rear lights. It’s a bold move and certainly gives the rear a more modern look.
Inside there is a lovely 13.1-inch infotainment screen running the Pivi Pro system found in the Defender (which is fantastic, among the best in the business now) and they’ve even retained real dials and buttons for the climate control – the previous double-screen setup didn’t please the traditionalists so it’s gone. Elsewhere it’s the usual setup – acres of room and sumptuous luxury everywhere with great visibility and practicality. Even this SE model is packed with standard features and you honestly don’t need more.
This is powered by the P400 inline-six cylinder Ingenium petrol turbocharged engine producing 396bhp and 550Nm of torque which helps the Range Rover cruise along in silence, have great performance and still get almost 30mpg.
The best just got better and you can win one with the BOTB Dream Car Competition!