This week saw the first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures roll off the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull, following the recent temporary pause in production due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective social distancing, hygiene and health monitoring measures are in place following an extensive review of all production lines.

So, as Jaguar Land Rover reaches a defining moment – marking the end of its temporary shutdown – we thought it was an ideal time to look back at the T&A's most recent Range Rover review.

Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

The Range Rover Sport isn’t just powerful and fun to drive – it’s comfortable and refined at the same time.

Another plus point is that plug-in hybrid technology has cut the vehicle’s running costs.

This P400e version combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 105Kw electric motor to offer greater mpg figures as well as a decent blast of pace. The near-silence of the electric motor seems to sit nicely with the aura of calm refinement that exudes from the Range Rover.

You’re supposed to be able to travel somewhere in the region of 25 to 30 miles on electric power alone but, in Bradford’s hilly stop-start driving conditions, that figure was closer to 20 miles.

On longer journeys, both motors work together to produce impressive figures as low as 71g/km CO2 emissions, ensuring greater fuel savings and a reduced impact on the environment.

What you certainly notice is the way in which the PHEV’s electric motor delivers instant torque, making for a hugely responsive engine.

When working in tandem, the motors deliver 404hp all together, which propels the Range Rover Sport from and 0-60mph in just 6.3 seconds, which feels sufficiently quick for the vehicle to live up to its ‘Sport’ badging.

When it comes to ride quality, the Range Rover Sport P400e smooths all but the worst bumps, while the four-wheel drive system allows it to feel sure-footed in tricky conditions.

In terms of looks, the vehicle continues to turn heads with its muscular stance, flowing lines and stylish headlight signature.

Happily, the plug-in hybrid technology doesn’t dilute those good looks because the charging port is integrated into the front grille.

The additional torque provided by the electric motor at low speed is an advantage in a variety of off-road situations.

The HSE Dynamic trim level, tested here, features 21-inch five split-spoke ‘Style 5085’ alloy wheels as standard, which enhance the vehicle’s sharp looks.

The sumptuous interior is enhanced by 16-way heated memory front seats, with occupants sinking into the perforated Windsor leather seats.

The standard 10-inch high-definition dual touchscreens are another impressive feature, allowing you to view information while simultaneously interacting with additional features.

Meanwhile, the 12.3-inch high-definition Interactive Driver Display receives and projects driving information, entertainment and safety data.

The interior also offers oceans of space for those in the front and back, while a £1,90 option fitted to this vehicle provided an eight-inch ‘Rear Seat Entertainment’ screen, which certainly kept the kids entertained and quiet on longer journeys.

Another option that came with this vehicle was the £1,640 fixed panoramic sunroof, which flooded the cabin with light.

The vehicle’s rear camera makes reversing easier, with lines on the screen representing the vehicle’s outer perimeter and predicted path.

In conclusion, this is a vehicle that offers the same enhanced performance capabilities and sporty looks as before, but those attributes are now matched by improved efficiency.