LAND ROVER

LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER ESTATE 5.0 P565 SVAutobiography Dynamic 4dr Auto

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph5.4s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2342 g/km

So many cars claim to be unique but the Range Rover really is, continuing to set the standard in the super-luxury SUV sector. This improved MK4 model gets the option of petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid power - and offers mild hybrid diesel power for the first time. And all variants get a luxurious cabin with an intuitive 'Touch Pro Duo' infotainment system. Otherwise, things are much as they've always been with a Range Rover, this aluminium-bodied luxury SUV good enough to properly combine the imperious qualities of a top luxury saloon with off piste abilities that would be limited only by the skills of its driver. A Rolls Royce in the rough, there's nothing quite like it.

BIG IS BEAUTIFUL

The improved fourth generation Range Rover is more efficient, better connected and smarter inside. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

So many cars claim to be unique but the Range Rover really is, continuing to set the standard in the super-luxury SUV sector. This improved MK4 model gets the option of petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid power - and offers mild hybrid diesel power for the first time. And all variants get a luxurious cabin with an intuitive 'Touch Pro Duo' infotainment system. Otherwise, things are much as they've always been with a Range Rover, this aluminium-bodied luxury SUV good enough to properly combine the imperious qualities of a top luxury saloon with off piste abilities that would be limited only by the skills of its driver. A Rolls Royce in the rough, there's nothing quite like it.

Background

'Don't change it: just make it better'. That's what Range Rover customers have long told Land Rover, so consistent evolution of this model has long been the Solihull company's mantra when it comes to this car. With a pedigree over four distinct generations going all the way back to 1970, it's always been, without question, the 'finest 4x4xfar'. We're currently edging towards the end of the lifespan of the fourth generation version, but even at this point in this design's development, some pretty fundamental changes are being introduced - a key one being the introduction of various electrified engines: we'll be discussing those in this review. This MK4 model adopted a lightweight aluminium body structure to make itself faster and more responsive at the same time as being more efficient and cheaper to run. As ever, this car offers a properly limousine-like rear cabin and performance approaching that of a super-saloon. And yes, if you need it to be, it's well capable of allowing you to set off across the Serengeti or explore the Amazon. It is, more than ever, one of a kind.

Driving Experience

Did we ever imagine we'd see a Range Rover with a four cylinder engine? Probably not but the sophisticated aluminium underpinnings of this fourth generation design have made that possible. The four cylinder powerplant in question is the 2.0-litre petrol/electric hybrid unit used in the Plug-in P400e version, but we'll get to that shortly because most customers are going to want something more conventional beneath the bonnet. Key recent changes beneath the bonnet see the old V6 and V8 diesels replaced by a new in-line six cylinder MHEV 48V mild hybrid diesel, offered in D300 (300PS) and D350 (350PS) forms. This, the brand claims, delivers the efficiency of a V6 with the performance of a V8. The few who'd consider a conventional petrol-powered Range Rover are offered a straight-six P400 variant with 400hp and mild hybrid technology. And, as before , there's the 5.0-litre supercharged V8, available either with 525bhp (in the 'P525' variants) - or 565bhp in top 'SVAutobiography Dynamic' 'P565' guise. As for that Plug-in hybrid, well it's badged 'P400e PHEV' and develops 404hp; enough grunt to get you to 60mph in 6.4s en route to 137mph. Off road, things are much as before; supremely capable in other words. There's an 'Intelligent Terrain Response 2' system with up to seven driving modes. Which works with a full time 'intelligent 4WD system' with a two-speed transfer 'box (that you can shift down into on the move at up to 37mph), plus Land Rover's very clever All-Terrain Progress Control system. Here, the driver can input a desired speed without any pedal inputs. The ATPC set-up will then maintain that, reducing the driver's workload and keeping the car's composure over steep gradients, rough terrain and low-grip surfaces.

Design and Build

There are no exterior changes to this updated model but it remains an elegant thing, the classy panelwork draped around a lightweight all-aluminium monocoque body structure. Inside though, quite a lot has changed. As before, there's an optional long wheelbase bodystyle if you feel the interior of the standard short wheelbase model to be insufficiently spacious for your needs. Either way, the cabin now features wider, softer seats that at the back, free up an additional 186mm of legroom. Rear seat folk can also specify a massaging system and can make use of up to 17 media connection points. If you need even more rear space, then as before, there's also a LWB version of this car offering an extra 200mm in length, all of which goes for the benefit of rear seat folk. Up front, the key interior change with his revised model lies with the addition of the brand's latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system which features a pair of high-definition 10-inch touchscreens that form the centrepiece of the minimalist cabin. Otherwise, things are much as before. As ever, we particularly like the way that the car's air suspension system automatically drops to its lowest 'Access Height' when parked to make entry and exit easier.This car's substantial size isn't enough to permit the fitment of the couple of occasional rear boot-mounted seats you'll find in a Land Rover Discovery or (optionally) in a Range Rover Sport. Still, buyers of this top Range Rover model have never seemed to want them. Luggage room has always been a greater priority, so I should point out that there's 505-litres of it - which may be a little less than you were expecting. Perhaps that has something to do with the greater priority that Land Rover's designers have given to space for rear seat passengers.

Market and Model

List prices suggest that you'll be paying somewhere in the £85,000 to £100,000 bracket for most mainstream short wheelbase Range Rover models but it's easily possible to pay far more than that. The 'P525' V8 supercharged petrol variants, for example, don't even start price-wise until you get to around £112,000 and a top long wheelbase 'SVAutobiography' derivative will cost a cool £180,000. Talking of long wheelbase models, bear in mind that if you go for a lengthened Range Rover, you won't be able to order the base D300 diesel engine and you'll have to have top 'Autobiography' trim, all of which means that LWB Range Rover pricing starts up at around £117,000. As you'd expect, you get a lot more for that in terms of equipment. Items added us part of this range revamp include a gesture-controlled sunblind; a cabin air ionisation system; Pixel-laser LED headlights that never have to be dipped at night; and an 'Activity key' allowing you to securely lock and unlock the doors without the need to carry a conventional key fob. Other clever driving features include Adaptive Cruise Control, plus Land Rover's 'Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking' set-up. Advanced Tow Assist takes the anxiety out of reversing when towing a trailer. And Low Traction Launch is a manually selectable driving mode that helps you gain traction when pulling away on slippery surfaces.

Cost of Ownership

This might be the most economical Range Rover line-up ever made but buying one still won't get you installed on the Greenpeace Christmas card list. Add on a few options and it could easily end up weighing over two and a half tonnes, which makes the returns of the mild hybrid D300 six cylinder diesel model look actually quite reasonable. You could manage around 35mpg in regular combined (but restrained) use with both the D300 and the D350 variants. The D300 has a WLTP CO2 reading of 228g/km in 'Vogue' form. For a D350 'Vogue', it's 242g/km. If you want to do better than that, you'll need to talk to your dealer about the 'P400e' PHEV Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric variant. This derivative is based around use of a 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine mated to an 85kW electric motor housed in the ZF automatic eight-speed auto transmission. It can be charged from a domestic plug or a garage-based wallbox, the latter installation able to recharge the car in just 2 hours and 45 minutes, poviding for an all-electric WLTP driving range of 25 miles from the 13.1kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery. The fuel consumption figure (WLTP combined) is 84.8mpg and the CO2 reading is 75g/km. Yes, from a Range Rover. Other engines in the range aren't quite in that league of course. The P400 straight six petrol mdel manages up to 243g/km of CO2. The supercharged V8 petrol model is of course a different proposition altogether in this respect, in 'P525' form recording up to 319g/km and a fuel figure that in ordinary use would probably struggle to crest 15mpg.

Summary

From princes to politicians, from rock gods to rock climbers, from footballers to farmers, the Range Rover has always appealed to a more diverse group of customers than any other car. As you'd expect it would. This is, after all, far more than just the world's finest luxury SUV, instead unchallenged as four vehicles within one - an everyday luxury saloon, a weekend leisure vehicle, a high-performance long distance private jet and a working cross-country conveyance. Drive it through a river, drive it to the opera: it's as happy either way, beautifully built, gorgeously finished and astonishingly quick. True, this car is never quite going to be all things to all people but it has perhaps moved as close to fulfilling that remit as any modern car is ever likely to get. Makes you proud to be British doesn't it.

  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Heated rear window
  • Privacy glass
  • Door/quarter lights in toughened plate glass
  • Power front/rear windows with global close
  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Electric windows with one touch open/close and anti trap
  • Heated windscreen includes heated washer jets

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill launch assist
  • Low traction launch
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Roll stability control
  • Hill descent control
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic traction control

  • Premium carpet mats

  • All terrain progress control
  • Adaptive dynamics
  • Electronic air suspension
  • Terrain Response 2 Auto
  • Automatic access height

  • Apple car play
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth mobile phone connection
  • Voice control system

  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind spot assist
  • Dynamic response
  • Rear camera wash
  • Wade Sensing
  • Park Assist - Parallel Park/Parking Exit/Perpendicular park
  • Traffic sign recognition with adaptive speed limiter
  • Adaptive cruise control with steering assist
  • Rear traffic monitor
  • 360 degree surround camera
  • 360 degree parking aid
  • Electric power assisted steering (EPAS)

  • Powered gesture tailgate/boot lid
  • Push button starter

  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Driver condition monitor
  • Navigation pro system with 10" touch screen, app interface and media storage
  • Dynamic route guidance
  • Touch pro duo system
  • Clear exit monitor
  • Interactive Driver display instrument cluster
  • Rotary shifter

  • Power fold, auto-dimming, heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror

  • Digital Audio Broadcast radio-DAB
  • Meridian 1700W signature sound system
  • USB socket
  • InControl app
  • Digital TV

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Side repeater indicators in mirror
  • Illuminated aluminium tread plates with SVAutobiography script
  • Front and rear recovery eyes
  • Integrated Quad exhaust
  • SVAutobiography dynamic badge

  • Rear fog lights
  • Centre high mounted stop light
  • Pixel laser LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Headlamp power wash
  • Automatic self levelling headlights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • LED tail lights
  • LED rear lamps
  • Follow me home headlights

  • Cabin pre-conditioning with remote control
  • Four zone climate control

  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Quilted Perforated Semi-Aniline leather upholstery
  • 12V power sockets
  • Centre console with storage and armrest
  • Driver and passenger front seat armrests
  • Power deployable rear centre console
  • Front and rear grab handles
  • Easy boot loading
  • Luggage tie down in loadspace
  • SV Autobiography pedals with knurled effect
  • Customer configurable single point entry
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Black gearshift paddles
  • Soft close doors
  • Loadspace cover
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Through load facility
  • 12V power point in luggage area
  • Lockable glovebox
  • Heated steering wheel

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Loadspace light
  • Configurable Ambient interior lighting

  • SVAutobiography dynamic exterior accents pack - Range Rover

  • Customer configurable autolock
  • Front airbags with passenger seat occupant detector
  • High speed emergency braking
  • Emergency braking
  • Power operated child locks
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Driver/front passenger head+thorax airbag
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Front side airbags
  • Auto lock system when vehicle in motion
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Curtain airbags
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts

  • Folding rear seats
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Front headrests
  • 24 way heated and cooled hot stone massage front seats with executive class comfort plus rear seats
  • Rear ISOFIX
  • Rear seat lumbar and powered headrest with wings
  • Extreme passenger seat away
  • Remote intelligent seat fold

  • Remote central locking
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Immobiliser
  • Keyless entry
  • Intrusion sensor and alarm

  • Trailer stability assist
  • Electrical towing preparation

  • All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 8 speed automatic transmission
  • Active rear locking differential
  • Twin speed transfer box

  • Twin blade sunvisors with Illuminated vanity mirrors

  • CO2 (g/km): 298
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 342
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 342
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 342
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 92.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 93
  • CC: 5000
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: SUPERCHARGER
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Transmission: AUTO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 15.7
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 28.5
  • EC Combined (mpg): 21.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 18.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 22.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 22.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 18.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 18.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 22.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 22.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 20.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 20.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 18.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 18.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 14.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 12.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 12.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 15.0
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 15.0
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 12.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 12.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 13.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 13.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 14.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 14.9

  • Generation Mark: 4
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 50E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 16000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 565
  • Badge Engine CC: 5.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: SVAutobiography Dyna
  • Coin Description: P565
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6

  • Engine Power - BHP: 565
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 5.4
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Engine Power - KW: 416
  • Engine Power - RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 516
  • Engine Torque - NM: 700
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 3500
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 71.4

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Tyre Size Spare: FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Type: 22" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: 5 SPLIT SPOKE - STYLE 5087
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Length: 5000
  • Width: 2073
  • Wheelbase: 2922
  • Width (including mirrors): 2220
  • Height: 1861
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 3500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 644
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2516
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3160
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 103.5
  • Max. Roof Load: 100
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4

  • Solar attenuating windscreen: Included
  • Standard glass: £0

  • Black brake calipers: £0
  • Red brake calipers: Included

  • Personal customer handover experience: £0

  • Homelink (programmable garage door opener): £0

  • Head up Display: £0

  • Steel weave carbon fibre trim finisher: Included
  • Grand black veneer: £0

  • 10" Rear seat entertainment system: £0
  • No CD/DVD player: Included
  • No Rear seat entertainment: Included
  • CD/DVD player: £0

  • Carbon fibre engine cover: £1,620
  • Body coloured roof: £0
  • Solid paint: £0
  • Metallic paint: Included
  • SVO special effect gloss finish paint: £6,240
  • Contrast Roof - Narvik Black: Included
  • SVO special effect satin finish paint: £8,790
  • Fixed panoramic sunroof includes gesture sunblind and auto sunblind: £0
  • Sliding Panoramic roof includes gesture sunblind and auto sunblind: Included
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss finish paint: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic satin finish paint: £7,140

  • Cabin air ionisation with PM2.5 filter: £205

  • Domestic plug socket: £0
  • Front centre console cooler compartment: Included
  • Perforated leather headlining: Included
  • Front centre console refrigerator compartment: £0
  • Leather steering wheel: Included
  • Wood leather steering wheel: £0
  • Suede cloth headlining: £0

  • No smoker package: Included
  • Towing pack - Range Rover Vogue/Vogue SE/Autobiography: £0
  • First and second row smoker's pack - Range Rover: £0
  • Signature entertainment pack - Range Rover Autobiography Dynamic: £0

  • Metallic - Santorini black: £0
  • Metallic - Eiger grey: £0
  • Metallic - Firenze red: £0

  • Solid - Fuji white: £0

  • SVO special effect gloss - Spectral Blue: £6,240
  • SVO special effect gloss - Spectral British Racing Green: £6,240
  • SVO seffect gloss - Spectral Racing Red: £6,240
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Borealis Black: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Ligurian Black: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Mescalito Black: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Bosphorous Grey: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Windward Grey: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Balmoral Blue: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Verbier Silver: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - British Racing Green: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Scafell Grey: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Rio Gold: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Madagascar Orange: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Flux: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Desire: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Velocity: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic satin - Ethereal: £7,140
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Borealis Black: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Ligurian Black: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Mescalito Black: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Bosphorous Grey: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Windward Grey: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Balmoral Blue: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Verbier Silver: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - British Racing Green: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Scafell Grey: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Rio Gold: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Madagascar Orange: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Flux: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Desire: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Velocity: £4,590
  • SVO ultra metallic gloss - Ethereal: £4,590
  • SVO special effect gloss - Valloire White: £6,240
  • SVO special effect gloss - Meribel White: £6,240
  • SVO special effect satin - Valloire White: £8,790
  • SVO special effect satin - Meribel White: £8,790
  • SVO special effect satin - Spectral Racing Red: £8,790
  • SVO special effect satin - Spectral Blue: £8,790
  • SVO special effect satin - Spectral British Racing Green: £8,790

  • First aid kit: £0

  • Activity key: £0

  • Advanced tow assist: £0
  • Electrically deployable towbar: £1,095

  • Quilted perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony, Ebony/Ebony colourway, Pimento stitch, Ebony headlining: £0
  • Quilted perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Cirrus, Ebony/Cirrus colourway, Cirrus stitch, Ebony headlining: £0
  • Quilted perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Pimento, Ebony/Pimento colourway, Ebony headlining: £0
  • Quilted perforated Semi-Aniline leather - Ebony/Vintage Tan, Ebony/Vintage Tan colourway, Ebony headlining: £0

  • 21" 5 split spoke gloss dark grey finish alloy wheel - Style 5005: £0
  • 22" 5 Split spoke diamond turned finish and gloss dark grey contrast forged alloy wheel - Style 5087: Included

  • 21" full size alloy spare wheel: £0
  • 22" full size alloy spare wheel: Included
  • Reduced section alloy spare wheel: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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