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.
This is the pinnacle of the new Range Rover though - the new P510e hybrid. How does 503bhp AND 300mpg sound? Well as they've managed to out a massive (for a hybrid) 38kwH battery in this new P510e, you can travel almost 70 miles on EV power alone - that will cover most people's daily journeys and you'll only trouble the petrol engine on longer trips. But the electric and petrol can work together to give all that power and get you to 62mph in just 5.5 seconds as well, giving you the absolute best of both worlds.
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. This Autobiography model is packed with every optional extra you could ever want including exclusive exterior colours and interior trims, plus the full suite of tech and other options.
The best just got better and you can win one with the BOTB Dream Car Competition!