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Land Rover Range Rover

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Land Rover Range Rover



Final thoughts and pick of the range

The best off-roader in the world might be the best luxury car in the world

The facelifted Range Rover is a wonderfully appealing thing. As good as it’s ever been, thanks to an update that does a good job of masking the fact this particular model has been around for six years now.

Upgrades to the interior and exterior reinforce its place as a viable competitor to traditional luxury saloons like the Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8, while the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version makes it more appealing to those buying one as their next company car, or merely those who spend a lot of time driving in town, and fancy doing so in tranquil silence.

The PHEV is a good effort from Land Rover – it fits with the Rangie’s mannerisms and suits the way it goes about its business. Its greatest achievement is that it still feels like a Range Rover to drive. The brawny diesels or 5.0-litre V8 remain choice because ultimately they’re more satisfying to pilot, but for many the financial benefits of the hybrid will be tricky to dismiss without trying one. And when they do, they might just be surprised.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Land Rover

5.0 V8 S/C 565 SVAutobiography Dynamic 4dr Auto

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