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 it is a totally new one from the ground up.
That means a new chassis, body, interior, and 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 the lower intake wider. The side profile is smoother, the side ‘gills’ are less fussy, there are flush door handles, and there’s still the floating roof design.
The rear is where the most significant stylistic change comes in, with the tapering bodywork and gloss black panel across the back and down the sides, which houses the rear lights. It’s bold and gives the rear a more modern look.
This is the pinnacle of the new Range Rover through - the new P550e hybrid. How does 542bhp AND over 350mpg sound? Well, as they've managed to out a massive (for a hybrid) 38kwH battery in this new P550e, 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 5.0 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 excellent 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!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Play Spot The Ball for a chance to be the next big weekly winner. But hurry - the competition closes at midnight Sunday!
1. SELECT TICKETS
Choose from 180 cars - tickets start from 90p
2. PLAY SPOT THE BALL
Get closest to the judges in our skilled Spot the Ball game to win. What's this?
3. WINNER ANNOUNCED
Closest position to our panel of Judges wins! Comp ends midnight Sunday, Winner announced every Tuesday!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Choose a coordinate for each ticket, where you think the centre of the ball is
- Use the line drawing tools to help you pick your coordinates
- Watch the very short video to see how & why
This week’s Dream Car winner, Izana Grant, jumped out of his skin when BOTB presenter Sean told him he’d won a Range Rover P550e Autobiography (£138,555) and £50,000 cash.
Christian was in Kent this morning to surprise this week's Dream Car winner, Martin Lambdon, with a brand new Range Rover Velar P400!
Congratulations to HGV driver Bilal Popalzi for winning a brand new Range Rover P550e Autobiography worth nearly £140,000 and an extra £50,000 in cash in this week's Dream Car Competition.