Where the outside is about minimalism, the inside has a visible opulence befitting the status of a Range Rover. Our Autobiography trim diesel model that we got to examine had been fitted with a caramel-coloured interior scheme. Up front, it is the typical Range Rover fare with large dual digital displays dominating the proceedings on the dashboard. Both are HD quality, and initial impressions point to a very user-friendly experience for both screens. Oddly enough, this flagship model has dials and buttons for the climate control system. We had expected a newer version of their InControl Touch Pro Duo system to continue with this generation. Nonetheless, the interface is straightforward to use thanks to the bright colours, gloss black background and large buttons and dials.
The second row of this Range Rover is what it’s all about, and they have provided quite a good experience. You get 24-way electrically adjustable captain seats with heating and cold massage function, individual cup holders and a central tablet to control all the operations of the back seat. Topping this is, of course, a Boss mode that lets you adjust the left-rear seat into a semi-bed-like state. The front passenger seat moves completely forward while the rear seat reclines, and the front footrest moves up to give that semi-reclined position.
For the first time, Land Rover has opened up the new Range Rover to include an optional third row. While our test car did not have this, with the amount of space inside, it was pretty evident that the third row would have an acceptable amount of room and be usable. Further, the seats fold flat into the floor, offering a tall and wide cargo area with multiple storage spaces and cubby holes.