Land Rover has unveiled what it calls its most luxurious car ever – the Range Rover SVAutobiography.
Exclusively crafted at the Special Vehicle Operations’ (SVO) Technical Centre in the UK, the SVAutobiography features unique exterior design enhancements, an exclusive premium leather interior with unique trim finishes and the option of a 550PS 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine for the first time. As a result, the SVAutobiography is the most luxurious and powerful series-production Range Rover in the model’s 45-year history.
The SVA is distinguished with new Range Rover bonnet lettering and the tailgate is adorned with the new SVAutobiography badging. The unique front grille is finished in Graphite Atlas and polished chrome.
On the most powerful 550PS supercharged V8 version, quad tailpipes hint at the huge reserves of power available.
Much of the driver’s switchgear including the start-stop surround and rotary controls are machined from solid aluminium with knurled details, as are the foot pedals. This detailing continues to both the front and rear centre consoles, with distinctive materials for the cup holder and socket covers.
Rear-seat passengers relax in luxurious seating complete with a chiller compartment and powered deployable tables. Solid aluminium coat hooks are incorporated into the rear pillars while, on the floor, aluminium seat rail finishers and deep twist pile mohair carpet mats complete the feeling of sumptuous luxury.
New to Range Rover for 2016 Model Year, the SVAutobiography offers the option of a sliding loadspace floor. Made from aluminium and a choice of veneer options, the floor extends rearwards.
For those customers who enjoy the versatility of Range Rover’s split tailgate, SVO has developed ‘Event Seating.’ Stowed in the luggage compartment, these can be quickly and easily deployed to provide comfortable seating for two adults on the tailgate.
Replacing the Autobiography Black at the top of the Range Rover line-up, SVAutobiography is available with a 550PS V8 supercharged engine, combining luxury with the most powerful engine in Range Rover’s history. The all-aluminium 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine, used to power the high performance Range Rover Sport SVR, has been re-tuned for the SVAutobiography. The potent engine produces an outstanding 550PS and 680Nm of torque, noticeable increases of 40PS and 55Nm respectively, compared with existing V8 supercharged Range Rover derivatives.
SVAutobiography customers can choose from the full portfolio of other Range Rover powertrains too: TDV6, SDV6 Hybrid, SDV8, and SCV6 supercharged derivatives, with increases in efficiency and performance for the 2016 Model Year. For the first time, these include a turbodiesel Range Rover in North American markets.