To drive, this Range Rover is virtually unchanged over the outgoing model. That is to say, it's very good indeed. The 3.0-litre diesel engine of our car may be the entry-level option, but it's not short on low-rev pulling power. There's not the same shove you'll get from the larger V8 diesel, but it can still get this largest Land Rover model from 0-62mph in 7.4sec. It's rated for a claimed 40mpg, although we'd suggest 35mpg would be more realistic in the real world, and even then only if you've got a light right foot.
As before, the Range Rover steers with precision, and although there's some pitch and lean through fast corners, it's generally stable and well-controlled. It's surprisingly agile, too, masking its hefty bulk very well, especially at motorway speeds.
What has changed with these model-year updates is the infotainment, which is now JLR's 10.0in-screened InControl Touch Pro system. It's a lot more intuitive than the older system, which we've criticised in the past for being clunky to use and slow to respond. Just as we've found in the latest round of Jaguar models, InControl Touch Pro is easy to use and navigate, with clear menus and an intuitive design. The enhanced system also lets you put the map display onto the Range Rover's digital dashboard - as with the Virtual Cockpit display features of the Audi Q7 - and you can change the look of the dashboard with three preset themes.
There's also more safety equipment on this 2017 Range Rover, so cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking are standard. Our car also received adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance as part of a new Drive Pro package, which also offers blind spot detection. By themselves, those systems don't make a night-and-day difference to your Range Rover experience, but they add up over time to make driving the car even more relaxing than before. We've found the new forward collision warning to be a little over-zealous in its warnings, but in that respect it is at least typical of other manufacturers equivalents.
As a place in which to spend time, the Range Rover continues to offer one of the best interiors around. Soft leather covers most surfaces, and you'll have to venture pretty far down the cabin to find any scratchy plastics. The seats are comfortable, fully adjustable and supportive, and those in the second row get a similarly good deal. Three adults won't complain back there, even over longer journeys.