Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB proves that more is better
Just before the 2017 Los Angeles International Auto Show, Land Rover unveiled the Range Rover SVAutobiography. According to the British manufacturer, this new luxury SUV ‘delivers a combination of craftsmanship and technology, epitomising the pinnacle of luxury’. Proof of that can be found on the second row, where two passengers can enjoy first class comfort.
Two executive class rear seats combined with the long-wheelbase body, offer almost four feet (1.2 meter) of legroom. These seats can be reclined up to 40-degrees and offer hot stone massaging and heated calf and foot rests. The fixed centre console extends from the front to the rear cabin, housing all the controls, storage, a fridge and a Zenith clock inspired by the Elite 6150 watch. The rear passengers don’t even have to stretch their arm to close the extended rear doors, as these close by the touch of a button located on the console.
The advanced 4x4 drivetrain can be powered by a hip and eco-friendly 2.0 four-cylinder plug-in hybrid with an EV range of up to 31 miles, or an uprated 565 hp supercharged V8 petrol engine for those who prefer a good old rumble and live in the States.
Land Rover will hand-finish the Range Rover SVAutobiography at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, the home of Special Vehicle Operations where all limited-edition models and unique customer requests come to life. Orders will be taken from 29 November and prices start at £167,850 for UK customers.
© Words Natan Tazelaar