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I'm Rover the moon with best of British; New RR is the finest ever.

Byline: Quentin Willson

I'VE never a driven a new model that's so massively better than the old one.

This week I stepped straight out of a 2011 Range Rover into the all-new version, and was completely blown away. The comparison was startling.

Everything was quieter, smoother, more refined and exquisitely better made.

We know Jaguar Land Rover is one of the best car companies in the world, but if you want to know just how good, drive this car. As soft-riding as a Bentley and just as plush, it feels wieldy, compact and urgent.

The levels of noise, vibration and harshness are miniscule, and when you think of all those whirling cogs and 4x4 technology, this is a miracle on the scale of loaves and fishes.

The eight-speed gearbox changes imperceptibly, the electric power steering has exactly the right amount of feel and the whispering 4.4 V8 diesel returns nearly 40mpg.

More impressive still, this Goliath will accelerate to 60 in an eye-popping 6.5 seconds. It doesn't just annihilate every other 4x4 on the market, it's also better than many luxury limos.

Its engineering, quality and dynamic abilities are nothing short of awesome.

Everything from the rear tailgate that opens and closes electronically to the voice-operated satnav that ASKS YOU questions is the best in the world.

This isn't just a luxury 4x4, it's a symbol of what we as a nation can do if we apply ourselves.

No other car has the breadth of abilities and technical prowess, and no other car company can do it like Jaguar Land Rover.

Two things in 2012 will be remembered as emblems of our renaissance. The Olympics and the new Range Rover. Rule Britannia.

ENGINE 4367cc V8 diesel POWER 334bhp 0-60 6.5 secs MAX 135mph PRICE PS78,095 IN A WORD Worldbeater BA satnav that asks YOU questions BGet the ride of a Roller WHO'D DRIVE IT Patriotic technocrat
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 16, 2012
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