When you take the sizeable upward step into the Range Rover’s cabin, seat yourself in the standard electrically adjustable, heated, cooled, massaging, leather-covered seats and take in the luxurious ambience of the surroundings, it’s hard not to be impressed.
The Range Rover’s leather looks like leather, its wood like wood and the metal like metal, while even the plastic and rubberised mouldings exude an impression of quality and luxury. The Range Rover has nothing to fear from any car costing less than £100,000 and little to fear from most cars even at well above that figure. In fact, from your lofty viewpoint you can even begin to understand why the Range Rover weighs as much as it does.
Accommodation in the front is spacious, and it’s fine in the back, where there are electrically adjustable seat backs. The 909 to 2030-litre boot is accessed by the traditional split tailgate, whose separate elements are both electrically operated as standard.
There are five trims to choose from, with two created by the SVO crack-team and two bespokely for the long-wheelbase models. The entry-level Vogue trimmed Range Rover gets a panoramic roof, heated and folding wing mirrors, xenon headlights, keyless entry and start, 20in alloy wheels, along with JLR's terrain response system on the outside as standard. Inside there are perforated leather heated seats and a heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, reversing camera, and Land Rover's autonomous safety technology, alongside JLR's InControl infotainment system complete with Bluetooth, DAB radio and a 380W Meridian sound system.