For well over 50 years, Range Rover has been a byword for luxury in off-road motoring. The latest model (the L460, for fans of internal model designations) features a choice of mild hybrid petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, with the PHEV model capable of a theoretical electric-only range of up to 70 miles.
It’s also easily as luxurious as a more traditional exec limo such as a BMW 7 Series or Mercedes S-Class, while high-end versions take the fight to the likes of the Bentley Bentayga for plushness.
It’s a far cry from the early 1970s models, whose interiors you could hose out and whose idea of in-car luxury was crushed velour upholstery. In the intervening years, the levels of tech and luxury have grown steadily – as has, sadly, the model’s reputation for reliability gremlins.
But putting build quality issues to one side, one area where the Range Rover is unstoppable is off-road. You simply wouldn’t believe the sorts of things these cars can do, whichever generation they’re from. As an opulent executive express that can take you deep into the muddy wilderness if required, the Rangie knows few peers.