Standing still, the all-new Range Rover almost looks like a clay model of the actual car instead of the actual car. We mean that as the finest possible compliment, in case you’re wondering. The lack of any fuss in the design, the precision craftsmanship of the bodywork, the artful evolution of an icon…this new long-wheelbase Autobiography variant is the epitome of long-distance commuting. Or just commuting, if you’re used to signing eight-figure cheques on a regular basis. The laser welded roof, the beautifully engineered waist finisher that hides all the ugly rubber sealing material, the flush door handles, the blacked-out tail lights and 1.2 million micromirrors in the headlights…there’s a lot of tech slapped on even before you get in. Once you do, the grown-up Pivi Pro infotainment system now resides in a curved 13in display and shows all sorts of off-road data, in case you put the half-metre wheel articulation to the test.
On-road or off, the Range Rover is built to cut off its occupants from the outside elements. So while the body construction itself has yielded a 24% quieter cabin, it’s the active noise cancellation system inside the cabin that’ll put modern headphones to shame. The Merdian Signature Sound system comprises of 35 speakers and 1600W, which includes micro speakers within each headrest that actively cancel out the noise that would otherwise ‘kill your vibe.’