If you want sports car performance from your luxury SUV, go for the supercharged V8 petrol, which serves up almost indecent pace. However, most buyers will be served better by either of the diesels.
Both the V6 and V8 are smooth and plenty fast enough when getting up to speed or overtaking. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to notice the V6’s slightly inferior shove, so that’s the motor we’d recommend.
We’ve yet to try the 335bhp V6 petrol option, but since it’s shared with sister brand Jaguar’s F-Type sports car, you can bet it offers considerable pace.
Unsurprisingly, the hybrid SDV6 offers stronger low-rev performance than the base V6 and better economy too, but it’s not as good to drive as the SDV8 version, which is the better choice if you’ve got this much money to spend.