• 2016 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography


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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"don’t expect too many changes on the exterior of this new SUV beside just the duo tone body color options"

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
Output 550 HP
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 Cayenne

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.

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Range Rover SVAutobiography takes luxury and refinement to new heights

- New flagship Range Rover SVAutobiography debuts at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, delivering enhanced design sophistication and craftsmanship
Most powerful production Range Rover ever with 550PS V8 Supercharged engine specially tuned for SVAutobiography

- Distinctive duo-tone paint available for the first time, complementing an enhanced interior

- SVAutobiography exclusively produced by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations

- Powertrain enhancements and new technology features also announced for all Range Rover variants

Land Rover will unveil the Range Rover SVAutobiography at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, adding even more luxury, design sophistication and performance to an enhanced line-up.
Speaking ahead of the exclusive model’s world premiere in New York, Land Rover’s Design Director and Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern stated: "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."
Exclusively crafted at Special Vehicle Operations’ (SVO) Technical Centre in the UK, 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 successful 45-year history.
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 comfort, craftsmanship and refinement."

Exclusive design enhancements

Available in standard and long wheelbase derivatives, the 2016 Model Year 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.
For the first time on Range Rover, customers of the 2016 Model Year SVAutobiography are able to specify a unique duo-tone body colour option. The combination of Santorini Black upper body and nine colour choices for the lower body create true distinction and individualism.
The 2016 Model Year vehicle 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 distinctive Graphite Atlas and polished chrome, further promoting its visual differentiation.

On the most powerful 550PS supercharged V8 version, quad tailpipes subtly hint at the huge reserves of power available.

World-class luxury interior

Much of the driver’s switchgear including the start-stop surround and rotary controls are machined from solid aluminium with beautiful 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. New armrest adjusters not only bring a similar level of machined detail, but also make them even easier to use.
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.
A leather-covered handbook and polished Autobiography key fob with knurled finish add finishing touches.
New to Range Rover for 2016 Model Year, the SVAutobiography offers the option of a sliding loadspace floor. Made from beautifully crafted aluminium and a choice of veneer options, the floor extends rearwards to optimise practicality and ease of use for loading and unloading.
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 lower. Hand crafted from beautiful Windsor leather with a highly durable aluminium frame, this option will appeal to those who appreciate the duality of Range Rover’s ’business and pleasure’ characteristics.

Incredible performance, unrivalled comfort

Replacing the Autobiography Black at the top of the Range Rover line-up, SVAutobiography is available with a sensational 550PS V8 supercharged engine, combining peerless 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.
With maximum torque available at 3,500rpm and a smooth and sophisticated ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the SVAutobiography provides a breath-taking blend of performance, in-gear flexibility and refinement, no matter how challenging the terrain.
The 550PS derivative has been engineered and optimised for unparalleled comfort and refinement, and features Brembo front brake callipers in gloss black finish.
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

Desirable enhancements across the 2016 Model Year Range Rover line-up

Complementing the introduction of SVAutobiography, a comprehensive suite of revisions underlines Range Rover’s status as the ultimate luxury SUV.
Courtesy of detailed calibration changes, the SDV6 Hybrid benefits from even lower CO2 emissions, and SDV8 derivatives are now offered with advanced stop-start technology, delivering 33.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 219g/km.
Unrivalled off-road capability is a hallmark of the Range Rover line-up but Land Rover has provided even greater confidence for customers by extending the availability of its innovative All-Terrain Progress Control system to include SDV8 derivatives*.
For the first time 22-inch Dunlop QuattroMaxx performance-optimised tyres* are optionally available on Range Rover, taking dynamic capability to new levels.
Underlining its status as the most luxurious SUV in the world, the 2016 Model Year Range Rover benefits from a host of additional and improved convenience features. These include a new, improved Surround Camera System with crisper graphics for enhanced clarity and an integrated washer jet for the rear camera.
The new Gesture Tailgate provides hands-free access to the luggage area while Automatic Access Height automatically lowers the vehicle once parked, for improved entry and exit.

Land Rover’s InControl™ technologies continue to develop and now offer even greater smartphone connectivity, user convenience and market availability. InControl™ Remote Premium allows owners 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 smartphone app.

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

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