2010 May

New little Range Rover optioned with 2WD

I know there’s a business case for it, but to name something a Range Rover and give it a two-wheel drive system, just doesn’t seem right.  I’m sure adding a model to the full Land Rover line-up that could lower their average emissions is something they really need. 

You can read more about it here:



In the same vein, here are the latest spy shots of that new upcoming vehicle.  I am surprised how close they are keeping it to the concept.  While there’s definitely more to it, it looks like they just gave the concept real door handles & side view mirrors.  The Range Stormer had been shown after the Range Rover Sport was basically done, and maybe they’re doing the same thing here.  I’m more interested to see where the interior comes in – as I said before, I’m hoping for some cues as to what we’re going to see in the next Range Rover. 

LRX Spy Shots (1)

LRX Spy Shots (2) 

LRX Spy Shots (3)

LRX Spy Shots (4)

LRX Spy Shots (5)

Range Rover Autobiography – US Options

To close out the Range Rover Autobiography posts – here are some of the listed options for the US-spec – there aren’t many.

We do see the:

Seat Pack ‘Style 3’ – which is the full rear sear treatment, heated & cooled, reclining and the upgraded headrests for $2500.

Climate Pack – Automatic four zone air conditioning, climate controlled windscreen and front side glass for $1000

An option I couldn’t care less about: Half wood Leather steering wheel & Gearknob Pack for $1000.

Surround Camera System (includes Tow Assist) for $800 – this one really should be standard on the Autobiography

Audio System – LOGIC7® Hi-Fi (1,200 Watt 19 speakers surround sound harmon/kardon® system)  – they list no price on this one, but I don’t believe it was standard on the Autobiography – probably just a mistake on the website – they don’t always proof it so well.

And finally – Audio System – Digital radio (HD) for $350.

Range Rover Autobiography – US Interior Wood Trim Options

This isn’t really new info, but I felt it was worth posting this too.  The three new wood trim types are $2300/ea.  I’d like to see them in person.  The Burr Walnut has such a flat plastic look at times, I wonder how much better the glossier upgrades are.


Range Rover Autobiography – US Interior Color Options

Here are the full color choice for the US-spec Range Rover Autobiography.  The “Designer’s choice” combination was made with Santorini Black.  And it appears that most duo tone options don’t cost extra.




Land Rover US Website finally catches up

Just browsed over to the Land Rover US site and it now has a lot more in common with the UK site.  The actual layout with expanding boxes is just like the UK site.  I wasn’t all that crazy about it there, but I guess we don’t have a choice anymore.  The whole site seems a bit flat.  The Build & Price section now actually lists the Range Rover Autobiography.  I hope I don’t bore anyone, but these next few posts will be dedicated to the new Autobiography specific info we have for US models.  They have finally official acknowledged the Duo-Tone interiors with pricing along with a lot of exterior color choices.


So the colors above are the standard no charge selections – below is where it starts to get interesting.  Now you can really make it an Autobiography.