A new Range Rover doesn\u2019t come along every day. This is only the fourth full-size Range Rover ever -although don\u2019t forget it\u2019s no longer just a model though, but forms part of a range together with Evoque and Sport. The previous model lasted a full ten years, which made it practically prehistoric in car years. Yet it still looks good as it shuffles off stage left. So what of the new?Well, it\u2019s longer, lower and crucially, lighter. A lot lighter. Which should bring some long-overdue benefits in terms of fuel consumption - which has been historically chronic - and of course CO2 figures, which even rich people are apparently bothered about these days. Being lighter it should be better to drive, too.But all that is yet to come, for now our first impressions are limited to how the Rangey looks, what it feels like to sit in and a partial look at what the tech\u2019s like. And, for the most part, we rather like what we see.The Range Rover instantly looks more modern with its more jewel-like details, bigger wheels and a tad more chrome bling. Yet it keeps its signatures of a floating roof, merging grille-and-lamps, clamshell bonnet and split tailgate. Design-wise, it feels familiar, yet looks rather different in the metal. That\u2019s because its proportions have grown and the cabin has more "lean back" to it than the upright car it replaces. Whether that\u2019s a good thing or not is tricky to call. It looks more modern, it still looks like a Range Rover, but in our view some of the "regal" qualities of the old Range Rover have been lost.Not to fret though, because inside is distractingly impressive. You still climb "up", into the Range Rover, yet you sit lower \u2013 there\u2019s less of a sense of sitting outboard in the car, with the beltline so low, relative to your hips. You feel more ensconced. It still feels big, yet you\u2019re unlikey to be overwhelmed because the cabin design has been cleaned up with a 50 per cent reduction in switchgear. Most of the secondary controls are now driven through a central touchscreen which is verging on tablet-sized. It\u2019s flanked by a series of backlit shortcut keys, which will reduce many of our traditional touchscreen moans. And just three major climate dials can take care of the entire cabin\u2019s ventilation options, including switching on the heated seats - which we like, as they\u2019re really lovely to use and hold.The centre screen though, plays second fiddle to an engorged digital instrument cluster. This, we couldn't see in action beyond the start-up display. But that was enough to notice a massive up-tick in resolution relative to the Jag XJ, which features a similar design. On the centre tunnel, there\u2019s a much cleaner set of dials for the gearbox and four-wheel drive settings, which theatrically rise up when the car starts and sit flush when the car\u2019s stopped \u2013 adding to the sense of this being a very clean, spare, yet modern design. The really clever bit though, is that it all feels special - it feels like an event - and like you\u2019re genuinely in something worth a hundred grand and that\u2019s got a real whiff of class.And it gets even better in the back, where the longer wheelbase - and greater overall length of the Range Rover generally - liberates loads more legroom. For the first time you\u2019ll be able to choose between a three-seat rear bench, or two plush captain's chairs which recline like business-class airline seats and are separated by a thick centre console. Display screens resided in the headrests backs of all the Range Rovers on the Land Rover\u2019s stand in Paris, but sadly weren\u2019t operational. But given the massiveness of the Range Rover\u2019s front seats, these manage to be bigger screens than you might expect. Kids and business men alike are in for a real treat.We\u2019ll get more details - and our first drive - of the new Range Rover come the winter. Expect prices to rise from their current \u00a370k start point and the range of personalisation options, colours and accessories to make it easy to tip your Range Rover well beyond \u00a3100k in price.Even at that price, we can see it selling well. China and the US particularly are likely to be keen on the extra size and space. It\u2019s just a pity that in its home market it\u2019s now a bit big for the average car parking space. People won\u2019t care \u00a0\u2013 because the Range Rover\u2019s still got class in bags, is still the king of 4x4 and will doubtless make a brilliant all-round vehicle. In the next three years of its life, this car will face some new rivals - such as Bentley\u2019s production EXP 9F and Lamborghini\u2019s Urus. But you\u2019ll have to really want to own that particular brand and everything that goes with it, to overlook the Range Rover. The best 4x4xfar? Don\u2019t bet against it.