Sunday 4, October 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Building on 45-years of success, the Range Rover is now delivering a new level of refinement in the luxury SUV sector with the SVAutobiography – the world’s most luxurious and capable vehicle.

Taking its place at the very top of the Land Rover line-up, the best appointed and most powerful Range Rover ever produced, it represents the pinnacle of luxury, refinement and desirability, drawing on a lineage that can be traced back to 1970. It is exclusively crafted at the new bespoke arm of Jaguar Land Rover – Special Vehicle Operations – in the UK.

SVAutobiography takes the flagship Range Rover to even greater heights of design sophistication and levels of luxury execution. New features and exquisite detailing further consolidate its position as the world’s most luxurious and capable vehicle.

Inside the SVAutobiography, rear-seat passengers relax in fully extendable semi-aniline leather rear Executive Class seats – which include 24-way adjustability and massage function. This additional manoeuvrability allows customers to fully exploit the 118mm of extra legroom, making it one of the most spacious rear-seat spaces.

The cabin’s clean architecture is emphasised by the clean lines and elegant surfaces, flawlessly executed using the finest materials, and flooded with natural light thanks for the large windows and full-length sunroof. A chiller compartment means owners are always ready for a chilled bottle of their choice whilst powered deployable tables make working on the move easier, and more accessible, than ever.

The new flagship features an exquisitely detailed interior, unique exterior design and the option of a 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine – the most powerful engine ever offered in a Range Rover.

Land Rover’s Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern said: “With the SVAutobiography we have taken the opportunity to optimise the Range Rover’s luxury execution and precision while delivering beautiful detailing that considerably enhances the customer’s experience of our flagship vehicle.”

John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said: “Range Rover originally defined the luxury SUV segment and the new SVAutobiography, developed by Special Vehicle Operations, takes Range Rover to another level of luxury, craftsmanship and refinement.”

Features helping to make the SVAutobiography the most luxurious Range Rover yet include:

  • Fully-extendable 24-way adjustable massage seating clothed in luxurious Bridge of Weir leather
  • On-board chiller compartment to store a Champagne bottle and two flutes
  • ‘Gesture Tailgate’ to open the boot with a swipe of the hand
  • Deep twist pile mohair carpet throughout, for added comfort and luxury
  • InControl™ smartphone app allows users to remotely check the fuel level, lock and unlock the doors, flash the lights and sound the horn
  • Stunning quality, 1700W Meridian audio system, 10.2 inch Digital TV screens, WhiteFire headphones, DAB radio, USB and Bluetooth® phone connections enhance the usability and quality of the SVAutobiography
  • LED Signature lighting highlights the exquisite details of the vehicle
  • User configurable interior mood lighting
  • A New V8 Supercharged engine – the most powerful in a production Range Rover ever
  • Polished quad tailpipes on the most powerful 550PS supercharged V8 hint at the huge reserves of power available
  • Exclusive Duo-tone colour option, creating a look of luxurious distinction and prestige
  • Unique front grille and Range Rover bonnet lettering add to the jewel-like nature of the vehicle

The Range Rover SVAutobiography, along with the updated Range Rover 2016 Model Year line-up, is on sale from summer 2015.

Features in detail

Customers are able to specify a unique duo-tone body colour option – the first time such an option has been offered on Range Rover, The combination of Santorini Black upper body and nine colour choices for the lower body; Corris Grey, Indus Silver, Kaikoura Stone, Aintree Green, Yulong White, Waitomo Grey, Aruba, and Loire Blue allow customers to create a vehicle with true distinction and individualism.

Exquisite exterior detailing includes new Range Rover bonnet lettering, a tailgate adorned with new SVAutobiography badging and a unique front grille finished in distinctive Graphite Atlas and polished chrome. The SVAutobiography comes with LED Signature Lighting and a fixed or sliding panoramic roof with powered blind. On the most powerful 550PS supercharged V8 version, quad tailpipes hint at the huge reserves of power available.

Inside the cabin, the driver’s switchgear is machined from solid aluminium with beautifully crafted knurled details whilst deep twist pile mohair carpet mats complete the feeling of sumptuous luxury. Owners can also adjust the interior ambience to suit their mood with configurable interior mood lighting.

A vast array of multimedia includes a 1700W Meridian Signature Reference Audio System, premium HDD Navigation System, Bluetooth® Phone Connection, DAB Digital Radio, 8 inch high resolution Touch-screen with Dual-View, Digital TV and USB sockets, whilst rear seat entertainment includes two 10.2 inch screens, two sets of WhiteFire headphones, and a Rear Media Panel with additional USB port, 12V power socket and remote control.

The all-aluminium 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine produces an outstanding 550PS and 680Nm of torque, allowing the SVAutobiography to surge from rest to 60mph in just 5.5 seconds. This is combined with the class-leading off-road capability unique to the Land Rover brand.

Underlining its status as the most luxurious SUV in the world, the SVAutobiography benefits from a host of convenience features including a new, improved Surround Camera System for navigating tight spots both on-road & off-road, a new Gesture Tailgate system which gives access to the luggage area with a simple swipe of the hand and Automatic Access Height, which automatically lowers the vehicle once parked for improved entry and exit.

Pushing the forefront of in-car technologies, Land Rover’s InControl™ gives smartphone users the ability to remotely check the fuel level, lock and unlock the doors and flash the lights or sound the horn to help identify the vehicle in crowded car parks, all using a downloadable app.