Minutia

2018 Range Rover Order Guide gives away unannounced SVAutobiography LWB details & options

Continuing to study the 2018 Range Rover US order guide, I noticed the "Subject of future announcement", as shown here:

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A mistaken drag of my mouse showed that the text was all there, just hidden behind some white boxes.  This also happened in other spots throughout the document.  While the info below the white box hasn’t been officially announced and might be completely wrong, it’s still interesting.  They definitely could have removed the data instead of covering it.  I did a better job removing some data from the original.

Here you go:

2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB, MSRP: $207,900:
Powertrain/Dynamics:
557hp 5.0L AJ133 V8 Supercharged Gas Engine, Unique Suspension Calibration, Black Brake Calipers with Land Rover Branding

Exterior:
21" 7 Spoke ‘Style 7006’ Alloy Wheel w/ High Gloss Polished Finish, Body-Colored Roof, SVAutobiography LWB Exterior Accents [Chrome Badging w/ Black Knurled Insert Hood and Tailgate Lettering, Unique SVAutobiography LWB Grille, Atlas: Grille Mesh Foil, Front Bumper Accent/Vent Finisher – Bright Chrome: Grille Inner Surround, Door Handle Surround, Tailgate Finisher], Body-Colored Side Vent Graphic w/ Chrome Inserts, "SVAutobiography Badge"

Interior:
24-way [22-Way Power, 2-Way Manual] Heated/Cooled, ‘Hot-Stone’ Massage Front Seats with Fixed Center Console Executive Class Comfort-Plus Rear Seats (includes Zenith Branded Clock, Heated Calf Rest Behind Driver/Passenger, Leather Cushions, SVO Luxury Finishers), Deployable Tables with Leather Finish, Mohair Mats with Leather Binding, Satin Santos Palisander Veneer, Wood and Leather Steering Wheel, Rear Side Door Power Blinds and Map Pockets, Front Center Console Cooler Compartment and Rear Seat Refrigerator Compartment, CD/DVD Player, 10" Rear Seat Entertainment, 110-Volt/150-Watts Power Outlet (1x in Row 2 & 1x in Cargo Area), Power Close Rear

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And some of the more interesting items that were also covered by white boxes – these might have been around in previous years.  I didn’t take a the time to look back but these are just the items that I found in the 2018 documents and all specific to the SVAutobiography or as Land Rover USA calls it, the SVAutobiohraphy[sic] 🙂

Power Deployable Loadspace Floor w/ Carpet Finish $5455
Power Deployable Loadspace Floor w/ Veneer Finish $5455
Both not available with Full-Size Spare

Copper Weave Carbon Fiber $1225

SVO Duo Tone Paint Pallette[sic] $14280

Quilted Poltrona Frau Leather $4490

Vintage Tan Tailgate Event Seating $5815
Ebony Tailgate Event Seating $5815

Last thing – the Interior section ends with "Power Close Rear" which seems kind of unfinished.  My guess right now it’s Power Close Rear Door – like on a Rolls Royce.  We shall see…

2018 Range Rover Sport Refreshed – The Minutia

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The little details that aren’t always featured in the initial write-ups.

  • Speed lowering is back, similar to the second generation Range Rover (P38A), if cruising at 65MPH or above, the air suspension will lower by up to .6″ to reduce drag.  The speed lowering will give the 7.5 count drag benefit.
  • my2018-l494-passenger-alertClear Exit Detection will alert passengers of approaching traffic or other dangers before they open their doors
  • CD/DVD drive has become a NCO and moves to the new upper glove box, significantly reducing the space available.
  • Front center console refrigerator gains a new rapid cool function, initially going down to 23°F then up to 41°F and holding. 2018 Range Rover Sport Interiors (10)
  • USA still only gets the base non-laser 24 LED headlight option.  UK options include, 52 LED Matrix, 142 LED Pixel along with the 144 LED Pixel-Laser High Beam:my2018-l494-uk-led
  • Turn signals now have an animated sweep from inner to outer
  • The P400e PHEV model includes a new Comfort Mode for the suspension
  • Further they recommend running the gasoline engine when wading to prevent water entering the exhaust system
  • The PHEV also loses some trunk space with the addition of a small step.  It also does not get a spare tire.
  • Streaming music will be built into the vehicle from Deezer and Tunein.  There will be no smartphone needed, these apps will run natively on the vehicle.
  • The new gesture sunblind will open and close the sunblind with a swiped of your hand but in addition to this, the system can be set to automatically close the sunblind after everyone has left the vehicle and then reopen when the driver opens their door.
  • my2018-l494-nanoe-ionA new cabin air ionization system, Nanoe™, is central to the increased focus on passenger wellbeing. It improves the air quality within the cabin and can help reduce allergens, viruses, bacteria and odors. The system uses nano-sized charged water particles which decompose harmful substances and thus help to cleanse the air. It can be switched on or off via the Climate screen.

 

We can see the new key quickly in these shots:

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Pictures from the Range Rover Velar Event, InControl Touch Pro Duo, Dash material pattern and others

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Ovalnews Mock-up 2017, Is this what The Range Rover could look like with InControl Touch Pro Duo?

Photoshop’s Perspective Warp really helped to make this mock-up.  I know it’s not perfect and there is plenty to nitpick but the general concepts are there – InControl Touch Pro Duo, Steering Wheel Controls, Gauge graphic from Velar, Removed controls rear of Rotary Gear Selector.  I was going to stick a Land Rover logo on there but couldn’t get a version I liked.

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Here’s my mock-up from July 2015 showing what we thought ICTP would look like in the Range Rover.  When it finally showed up in 2017 it was quite close…

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Range Rover Velar behind the scenes shot shows a Range Rover Steering Wheel Refresh

In one of the behind the scenes shots, we can see a steering wheel that’s not from a Velar or a Sport or an Evoque but it does look a lot like the current L405 Range Rover design with the new Velar controls…

They’re officially described as:

"The steering wheel features capacitive switches which benefit from situation-based options and even allow the driver to programme specific functions."

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Original Image showing Touch Pro Duo in development

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