Skip advert
Advertisement

Range Rover (L405, 2012-2021) review - design

It’s as imperious as it’s ever been, even with the latest trends’ best efforts to mess it up.

Evo rating
  • Still has that intangible air of invincibility; still has unmatched off-road ability; now has a greater spread of capability
  • Reliability still problematic; isn’t as good on road as rivals; starting to feel a little dated

Like its interior, not much has changed on the Range Rover since its debut in 2013. So while some of the details might come across as fussy or plasticky, the underlying design aesthetic is as timeless as its interior.

The body's sheer bulk does mean it needs some pretty hefty wheels to carry the visual mass, but keep away from the questionable body-design packages and it’s very hard to mess up the spec of a Range Rover.

Advertisement - Article continues below

What did change over the midlife update were some new lighting units that usefully sharpened its lighting signature, while reformed bumpers remain only subtly changed. Rear exhaust garnishes on non-SV models are also new, but some of a more critical demeanor might call them tasteless additions to answer to customer demands

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Lotus Elise S2 v Toyota MR2 Mk3 v Porsche Boxster S 987: The best affordable mid-engined sports cars
Used mid-engined bargains
Group tests

Lotus Elise S2 v Toyota MR2 Mk3 v Porsche Boxster S 987: The best affordable mid-engined sports cars

Everyone should own a mid-engined car at least once in their life, and the S2 Elise, Mk3 MR2 and 987 Boxster S are brilliant places to start
15 Jun 2024
Bugatti Tourbillon revealed – the 1775bhp, V16-engined Chiron successor is here
Bugatti Tourbillon – front
News

Bugatti Tourbillon revealed – the 1775bhp, V16-engined Chiron successor is here

With a naturally aspirated V16, a new carbon chassis and a 273mph top speed Bugatti’s latest hypercar has the GMA T.50 in its sights
20 Jun 2024
Porsche Cayenne GTS 2024 review – the SUV that might get you out of an RS6
Porsche Cayenne GTS – front
Reviews

Porsche Cayenne GTS 2024 review – the SUV that might get you out of an RS6

The new Cayenne model offensive continues with the introduction of the GTS, the sweet-spot in the line-up.
18 Jun 2024