When Rolls Royce and Bentley are still working on developing their high end luxury SUV’s another British auto manufacturer Land Rover has already gone the distance and introduced their flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
So how is it different from the already luxurious standard Range Rover? The Range Rover SVAutobiography definitely brings with it an enhanced design, more sophistication and pure craftsmanship. This also happens to be the most powerful Range Rover too and packs quite a lot of punch from the Supercharged V8 unit while this is also the first time that Land Rover is using duo-tone paint on its exterior.
The SVAutobiography has been built exclusively at the Special Vehicle Operations’ (SVO) Technical Centre in the UK. Beside just the exterior the interior too gets high quality leather, wood and aluminum accents. The Range Rover SVAutobiography definitely will top the charts now when it comes to luxurious SUV’s and why not because it has got everything one needs inside a SUV of this class and caliber.
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Land Rover has introduced the new generation Range Rover only recently so don’t expect too many changes on the exterior of this new SUV beside just the duo tone body color options. Range Rover will provide a total of 9 color options for the lower body which helps in creating something totally different and bring a sense of individualism, however the upper body of this SUV will retain the same Santorini Black color which definitely looks good on this SUV.
Other noticeable changes made to the exterior include a new Range Rover lettering on the tailgate which also comes completed with the SVAutobiography badge. The quad exhaust pipes at the rear also make it appear even more powerful. While towards the front you can also notice that the grille has been finished with Graphite Atlas and polished chrome which also makes the appearance different from the standard SUV.
Luxury vehicles are all about their interiors and the new Range Rover SVAUtobiography interiors surely brings with it all the luxury of the world starting from finest leathers or wood and aluminum accents name it and they have it for you inside.
Let’s start with driver’s switchgear no, they are not just made out of plastics anymore inside the SVAutobiography even they are made entirely out of solid aluminum, even the foot pedals are made composed of the same aluminum completed with knurled details. Furthermore the beautiful detailing does not end here the center console too which holds the cup holders has been completed with high quality materials, while the arm rests adjusters too gets high level of details.
The rear seats of this particular SUV also gets luxurious seats and Land Rover even provides a chiller compartment where one can store some champagne while there is also a fully powered tables. The 2016 Range Rover also gets an optional sliding loadspace floor which too has built out of aluminum and also a choice to opt for Veneer. It even has a seating for two which was developed specially by Special Vehicle Operations which can be deployed to provide comfortable seating options for two adults.
Overall the interior for 4 occupants definitely has been cocooned with all the luxury of the world and which comes covered with wood, leather and aluminum.
Under the hood of this luxurious SUV you do get a powerful 5.0-litre Supercharged engine mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which produces about 550PS of peak power and 680Nm of torque. The customers can also choose from many different powertrain options starting from the TDV6, SDV6 Hybrid, SDV8, and V6 Supercharged derivatives which are also available with the standard Range Rovers.
So with all that power and Land Rovers impressive 4WD system and air suspension one can conquer any sort of terrain while enjoying all the comforts of the world inside the cabin.
|Type||5.0-liter supercharged V-8|
|Torque||680 Nm @ 3,500 RPM|
|Transmission||ZF eight-speed automatic|
This is the flagship Range Rover that we are talking about here and thus don’t expect it to be cheap the Range Rover SVAutobiography will be priced around $199,495 when It will go on sale in the International markets towards the end of 2015. Expect it to arrive in our Indian markets too.
Porsche recently unveiled the new Cayenne which is SUV with sportscar like handling. There are number of engine options available with this SUV but the most powerful of the lot definitely has to be the 3.0 liter V-6 supercharged + electric motor which produces an impressive 416 Hp of peak power which can help this heavy SUV to sprint from 0-100km/h mark in just 5.4 seconds. Although there is a more Cayenne Turbo available in the market too which is powered by a 4.8-liter turbocharged V-8 that produces 520 horsepower.
The Range Rover SVAutobiography is definitely the most comfortable and luxurious SUV that is available from the stable of this British auto manufacturer. The interiors covered with top quality materials while under the hood you too will also get the Supercharged V8 which gives a lot of power to the SUV. This is definitely one expensive and one of a kind SUV which takes the luxury quotient to a whole new level.