There’s no denying the Range Rover the crown as one of the true icons of the car world. It practically invented the lifestyle 4x4, but a lot has changed since it first arrived in 1970. Back then, it was a go-anywhere workhorse with fashionable looks. Nowadays, it’s classed as a luxury car & has a 6-figure price tag to convince any doubters of its status. The exterior design has evolved, while heightened comfort & new technologies have been added.
The long-wheelbase version that is new to the range not only offers extra rear-seat legroom, but its proportions are more elegant than before. The seats are wider & softer & recline by up to 40 degrees, making the most of the additional 186mm legroom. For additional convenience & personalisation, all seat functionality can be controlled via a smartphone app, whether inside or outside the vehicle.
Every model in the lineup is equipped with adaptive air suspension, a healthy list of luxury features, & several advanced safety systems. The Range Rover also comes with standard 4-wheel drive (and an optional Terrain Response 2 system for even greater capability) & plenty of ground clearance for situations when you're escaping the city life.
Overall, the Range Rover's appeal depends a lot on how you're going to use it. It's an obvious choice if you want something that can handle both on- & off-road situations. If you’re planning to mostly stick to the city, rivals such as the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS & Porsche Cayenne will likely be more appealing.
“Our customers are very clear about what they want from any new Range Rover. ‘Don’t change it, just make it better,’ they tell us, so everything we've done has been about enhancing our flagship SUV. After nearly 50 years the fourth-generation Range Rover is the finest so far, ensuring the original luxury SUV remains the choice for discerning customers the world over.”