Before anyone could get their hands on a Bentayga or Cullinan the luxury SUV market had only had one ruler; the Range Rover. If it said Autobiography on the boot you knew that the driver would be smugly smiling as they wafted around in complete luxury cocooned from the outside world. When rumours began to circle however about the opulence of the upcoming Bentley and Rolls Royce offerings, Land Rover knew they had to up their game to compete; the SVAutobiography was born.
The Autobiography part of the name was familiar as the most luxurious way to own a Range Rover but the introduction of ‘SV’, taken from the company’s Special Vehicle Operations, meant it was sure to be taken to the next level. The idea behind the car was simple; take the 550 bhp engine from the sportiest of Range Rover’s, the Sport SVR, to make sure the car had all the power you’d ever need, and let their finest designers and master craftsmen loose on the interior to show what years of experience and knowledge could come up with. The recipe may have been an easy one to follow, but the execution was Michelin star worthy.
The details start with the familiar yet impressive equipment available on the ‘standard’ Autobiography such as rear seat entertainment screens, a 29 speaker 1700W Meridian sound system, 24-way power front massaging seats and power adjustable rear seats, four-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control and much more. Taking all this equipment and making the interior feel that much more special really is this car’s party piece, and the SVAutobiography doesn’t disappoint. Knurled milled aluminium detailing on switches and knobs make the interior shine like jewellery, the level of craftsmanship on the veneered wood and finest leather is second to none, but it’s the rear compartment of the car where the difference can really be found.
The rear passengers can enjoy the Executive Class seating with massage and lumber functions, as well as extended power recline. The rear seats have power deployable tables crafted from the finest Ebony Madagascan timber, the central cooler compartment is perfect for keeping your champagne chilled and the car even comes complete with matching champagne glasses too. The comfortable seating is complemented by the deep-pile mohair floor mats and the customisable ambient lighting to set the mood.
Upon launch Land Rover called this car the ‘most luxurious and powerful Range Rover in their 45-year history’ and created an all new meaning of what a luxury off-roader could be. It may have been their most expensive model but represents good value when compared to the Bentayga and Cullinan it was created to compete with, and with no less opulence or power included, and became a very rare sight on the road.
Our one private owner 2016 Range Rover SVAutobiography comes with optional SVO duo-tone paintwork in contrasting Aruba Gold and Santorini Black metallics, an option of approximately £15,000 itself. The interior has full Ivory Semi-Aniline perforated leather as well as the rarest of Range Rover accessories in the form of Event Seating for the boot area, a further £6,000 option. 22” turbine alloy wheels in grey and wade sensing complete the optional features above the ‘standard’ features of rear entertainment, Meridian Signature 1700W audio, the Executive Class seating, perforated leather headlining, panoramic sunroof, knurled aluminium detailing and much more. The car had a list price when new in excess of £170,000 and comes with a full Land Rover main dealer service history.
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