Have you ever seen a movie in which the main character steals a valuable asset a goes through the entire plot by hiding it in a place so obvious that nobody looks for it there? We suspect that the entire design team gathered at the office the night before the project debuted and watched such a movie, because this is what they did with the car: it's so large and boxy, but it somehow manages to place these features in your face in a way that makes you not notice them.
The Range Rover can easily share the red carpet with vehicles wearing badges like Rolls-Royce or Porsche badges for elegant evenings, as well as play in the mud with cars such as the Mercedes G-Class and Toyota Land Cruiser.
The latest facelift has brought eye-candy headlights and taillights, but not both get the same score in our test. The headlights' LED setup might look good, but it's all a bit too flashy for a gentleman. The headlights on the other side are a true example of perfection, as they manage to catch your eye without making the car look like it's trying too hard.
However, the designers and the engineers did have a fight at a certain point of the development process and you'll notice this when you'll try to order the optional body kit and notice that this means you'll have to give up the optional electronically-controlled rear differential. Annoying. Very annoying,
When the fourth generation of the Range Rover comes out this year, Land Rover should donate a few examples of the current one, which debuted back in 2002 and received two important facelifts since then, to various design schools, in order to show how much some details can do to keep a car alive.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
I own one of these, therefore my opinion is... ahem... clear. However, you guys did miss all the points of the RR when you selected the specs of your test car. First of all, the only engine worthy of sitting in front of me is the... ahem... supercharged V8. And what's with the trim level? Why choose the Vogue, when the Autobiography has everything you need?
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