Last night the legendary Range Rover took its next evolutionary step with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) electric model, fittingly revealed at the Design Museum in London.
The evening included a panel discussion chaired by Jon Briggs, the voice of Siri on UK Apple phones. He was joined by Grace Gould, founder of the School of the Digital Age, Dylan Jones, editor of GQ and Industrial Designer, Marc Newson. They discussed sustainable luxury, the value of ‘Britishness’ in a global marketplace and the changing nature of status.
Music was provided by pianist and composer Okiem, who has played with Prince, Tinie Tempah and John Legend. Okiem’s signature sound combines piano, synthesizers and orchestral instruments and has been described as ‘cinematic classical’.
The new Range Rover PHEV now combines a powerful electric motor with a high-performance Ingenium petrol engine to offer sustainable luxury with new levels of efficiency and capability, complementing its legendary refinement and desirability. For the first time, customers choosing Land Rover’s flagship SUV can experience zero-emission driving.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said: "Our customers are very clear about what they want from any new Range Rover. ‘Don’t change it, just make it better,’ they tell us, so everything we've done has been about enhancing our flagship SUV. After nearly 50 years the fourth generation Range Rover is the finest so far, ensuring the original luxury SUV remains the choice for discerning customers the world over."
You can watch the exclusive TeamTalk TV highlights from the night below.
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