This is an all-new car in every aspect with a critical reappraisal of its place in the world. Key here are two plug-in hybrids, badged P460e and P550e (that equates to 454 and 542bhp respectively). These combine Land Rover’s 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with a 31.8kWh battery feeding a 105kW (141bhp) electric motor to deliver ‘up to 74 miles’ of pure electric driving with CO2 emissions around 16g/km. 50 miles in the real world is more plausible.
Land Rover reckons that typical Range Rover customers will be able to complete 75 per cent of their journeys without ever bothering the internal combustion engine. Not quite a ‘get out of jail free’ card, but a big improvement.
Alongside that sits a pair of diesels – making 296bhp and 345bhp respectively – and two mild hybrid petrols, good for 395bhp and 523bhp. The latter is a twin turbo petrol V8 (sourced from BMW), whose intake has been reconfigured to enable a 900mm wading depth, plus a few other robust mods.