The exterior is outstanding. It’s not a large SUV, this one actually looks quite compact for the amount of space it has inside. The front grille has just the right blend of rugged and stylish. It’s clean design and sleek lines give the car a sophisticated finish.
The car I drove had Land Rover’s two-tone colour scheme with the roof in black, but that's an extra and will cost $970. Still, I think the exterior makes the car look far more expensive than it actually is.
The interior however, is on the basic end of luxe, in that everything looks polished and extremely well finished, but there are no dazzling bits of design to make you go ‘ah’ when you open the doors.
There’s a matt black finish around the centre console area that will wear well and won’t show up dirty fingerprints, and if you close the panel on top of the cupholders it has a high-shine finish, but apart from that everything is quite subdued. A bit of ‘you get what you pay for’, really.
As standard you’ll get perforated leather seats which look great and are comfortable to sit in with 10-way power operated front seat adjustment, and an ultra-smooth leather steering wheel that feels fabulous to drive with all day.
You can option up from there to 12-way power operated front seats (but I’m not sure the extra two ways are worth the $1130 it costs), and heated front and rear seats will set you back $1310.
A clearly visible head-up display in the windscreen costs an extra $1590, or you could just live with the dashboard which is partly digital and looks quite swish, for nothing.
Still, it’s hard to complain about this interior, you certainly don’t feel hard done by as everything is functional and looks good.