The Range Rover has long been a strong contender in this class, albeit one that has fallen short of the ultimate refinement and sense of relaxation offered by the saloons that benefit from a singularity of purpose.
However, the utilitarian nature of an SUV no longer compromises the Range Rover's luxury abilities. This all-new generation marries all the merits of a 4x4 with those of the finest luxury limos.
The upright shape and broad expanse of glass, the armchair-like driving position and the flexibility and sense of security brought to the mix by its high-tech four-wheel-drive powertrain all make this the most relaxing way to cover miles when you're in the driver's seat. The Range Rover delivers an extravagant experience, but equally it can traverse extreme terrain and ferry your family and all its paraphernalia around in lavish comfort and convenience.
Few cars offer this breadth of ability, which is good because anything less and the Range Rover would struggle to justify the hefty price.