At the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Land Rover will unveil the Range Rover SVAutobiography that features unique exterior design enhancements, an exclusive premium leather interior with unique trim finishes and the option of a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine for the first time.
Available in standard and long wheelbase variants, customers of the 2016 SVAutobiography are able to specify a unique Duo-tone body colour option. The combination of Santorini Black upper body and 9 colour choices for the lower body.
The 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.
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. There’s also new armrest adjusters that are easy to use.
Rear-seat passengers can relax in the 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 the finishing touches.
The SVAutobiography also offers the option of a sliding loadspace floor. Made from 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.
Under the hood, 3 different engines are available. Options include the SDV6 Hybrid, SDV8 as well as a new supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 550 PS and 680 Nm of torque. With the latter engine, the long-wheelbase variant can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 225 km/h. The engine is mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
As the most luxurious SUV in the world, the SVAutobiography benefits from a host of additional and improved convenience features. These include a new, improved Surround Camera System with better 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.