2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB

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I believe we had all the details of this back in October but here’s the official announcement:


● Range Rover SVAutobiography unveiled on the eve of the 2017 Los Angeles International Auto Show

● New levels of luxury and comfort from the redesigned cabin: power-closing rear doors, reclining airline-style seats and unique timepiece by Zenith

● Advanced new 404PS plug-in electric-petrol powertrain elevates the refinement of Land Rover’s most luxurious SUV

● Hand-finished by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)

● Order books open on 29 November 2017 priced from £167,850, details at

Los Angeles, USA, 28 November 2017: The luxury SUV has a new benchmark thanks to the introduction of the Range Rover SVAutobiography.

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The new model delivers a peerless combination of craftsmanship and technology, epitomising the pinnacle of luxury travel that Range Rover represents and making every journey a treasured experience whether driving or being driven.

Available in long wheelbase, the Range Rover SVAutobiography combines advanced new convenience features, including rear doors that close at the touch of a button, to create a sanctuary for relaxation that doubles as a mobile tech hub.

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A comprehensive range of powertrain options includes an advanced new plug-in hybrid electric-petrol, with an EV range of up to 31 miles (51km), and an uprated 565PS V8 supercharged petrol engine.

Executive Class rear seats are central to the appeal of the luxurious new model. Combined with the long-wheelbase body, they offer rear legroom of over 1.2m while deep seat foams with new comfort interlayers deliver enhanced passenger wellbeing. With a powered 40-degree recline capability, hot stone massage function, heated calf and foot rests, and 22-way adjustment, the rear cabin promises a peerless passenger experience.

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A dramatic fixed centre console extends the full length of the cabin and the new model also allows passengers to close the rear doors using conveniently located buttons on the rear console.

Electrically deployable rear tables and integrated rear entertainment screens ensure customers can use the 4G WiFi connectivity to work or relax in comfort, while a concealed refrigerator between the twin rear seats can hold two wine bottles or four 600ml bottles. The right-hand rear seat folds to accommodate long items and customers can also specify a Power Deployable Veneered Loadspace Floor for the first time, making loading and unloading luggage easier than ever.

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With convenience features providing a first class customer experience, the attention to detail delivers new levels of sophistication. An exclusive new Zenith clock features on the rear centre console, inspired by the Elite 6150 watch. Its knurled bezel complements the finish on the start/stop button, gear shifter and pedals.

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Jaguar Land Rover’s elegant and intuitive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin high-definition touchscreen controls is a digital butler fit for the 21st Century. Information can be swiped from one screen to the other, delivering unrivalled functionality and ease of use.

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Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said: “We continue to refine and hone our flagship Range Rover. Highly sophisticated and with a unique combination of British sensibilities, the Range Rover SVAutobiography reinforces Range Rover’s status of peerless excellence.”

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The Range Rover SVAutobiography will be hand-finished exclusively at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, UK, and makes its global motor show debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on 29 November 2017. The event will see the new Range Rover SVAutobiography presented alongside the extreme Discovery SVX and the powerful Range Rover Sport SVR, as well as the driver-focused SVAutobiography Dynamic, for the first time.

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John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said: “The SVAutobiography badge identifies our most luxurious vehicles in the same way the SVR and SVX monikers denote our most potent and capable derivatives. The arrival of the enhanced Range Rover SVAutobiography further strengthens the peerless luxury pillar of the SV family.”

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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:


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:
557hp 5.0L AJ133 V8 Supercharged Gas Engine, Unique Suspension Calibration, Black Brake Calipers with Land Rover Branding

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"

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


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…

2017 Range Rover announced, InControl Touch Pro, finally

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For 2017, InControl Touch Pro is finally and officially going to be included with Range Rover.  The only other change that I thought we’d see didn’t show up yet – LED headlights like the Evoque received in its refresh last year.

Either way, Range Rover is even closer to being perfect.

The images and video released focus on the new SVAutobiography Dynamic varient.


  • New for 2017, the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic combines Range Rover capability, desirability and refinement, with enhanced on-road performance
  • Innovative driving technologies including Advanced Tow Assist and Intelligent Speed Limiter join All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system
  • Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment system now standard, featuring enhanced 10.2-inch touchscreen display
  • New All-Terrain Info Center and Low Traction Launch systems build on the Range Rover reputation for off-road capability
  • On sale late 2016, the Range Rover starts from $85,650

(MAHWAH, NJ) – August 9, 2016 – Land Rover has reinforced its positioning of Range Rover as the world’s finest all-terrain SUV with the introduction of advanced driving technologies and an all-new model from Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) – the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic.

Since it redefined the luxury SUV sector more than 46 years ago, the Range Rover has achieved more than one million sales and sits at the pinnacle of the Land Rover family. A unique combination of peerless refinement, timeless design and unrivalled all-terrain capability has seen Range Rover products used to transport Royalty, and to undertake grueling expeditions.

The original Classic model debuted in 1970 and over four generations the luxury SUV has established itself as a design reference, representing the ultimate in all-terrain luxury. New for the 2017 model year, the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic brings new levels of on-road performance to the Range Rover, powered by a 550HP supercharged V8 engine.

Building on the successful launch of the long-wheelbase Range Rover SVAutobiography, the SVAutobiography Dynamic is available exclusively in standard wheelbase specification and comes fitted with specially configured suspension designed to optimize its road holding agility while maintaining the vehicle’s trademark refinement, comfort and off-road capability.

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The 2017 model year Range Rover also debuts a selection of innovative new driver assistance technologies. These features include Advanced Tow Assist, an intelligent driver aid, which takes the stress out of reversing a trailer; as well as Intelligent Speed Limiter, which automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed to suit the speed limit using Traffic Sign Recognition technology.

In addition, Driver Condition Monitor and Blind Spot Assist – which is designed to gently steer the vehicle back into its lane if sensors detect the driver is steering into the path of another road user – are added to an extensive selection of advanced driver assistance features.


Interior changes include the addition of a new larger 10.2-inch touchscreen display, powered by the Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ system. The pinch and zoom tablet-style touchscreen is powered by an ultra-fast Intel quad-core processor and provides a host of new features including customizable homepages, enhanced satellite navigation functions and instant access to the driver’s favorite apps.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, said: “Range Rover has been the world’s leading luxury SUV since its debut more than 46 years ago. Design is fundamental to this vehicle and the latest refinements reinforce its status as the ultimate luxury SUV. By offering our customers more choice, more technology and more power, we ensure Range Rover remains in a class of its own.”

New SVAutobiography Dynamic added to the Range Rover line-up

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Shared with the Range Rover SVAutobiography, the SVAutobiography Dynamic features a potent 550HP 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 502 ft-lb of torque through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

The interior of the SVAutobiography Dynamic builds upon the desirability and refinement expected by Range Rover customers. Inside owners will find the front 20-way adjustable leather seats finished in a unique diamond quilted pattern with contrast stitching are available in four exclusive color ways which complement the Ebony perforated leather headliner, giving an immediate impression of luxury.

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The dashboard and door panels feature a Grand Black veneer, with an additional Red keyline finish on the door panels. In addition, key features, such as the rotary shift controller, start/stop button and pedals have a sophisticated knurled finish. Underlining the dynamic enhancements made to create the SVAutobiography Dynamic, the paddle shifters are finished in anodized red (except when specified with a tan interior) while the driver’s handbook is bound in quilted leather chosen to match the interior.

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The new addition to the range is identified by a series of unique exterior features. The side vents, hood finisher, grille, front bumper accents, Range Rover script and tailgate trim are all finished in Graphite Atlas. Customers have a choice of 21- and 22-inch alloy wheel designs, as well as three unique finishes. The SVAutobiography Dynamic is also the first Range Rover available with eye-catching red brake calipers and Brembo brake technology.

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The Jaguar Land Rover SVO division has fine-tuned the suspension to achieve the optimum combination of on-road performance and comfort. Revisions to the suspension provide a lower ride height (0.3-inches/8mm lower) and enhanced tuning which offers more immediate chassis responses.

The SVAutobiography Dynamic also features two driver-focused technologies designed to deliver improved body control and agility. Dynamic Response improves vehicle handling and occupant comfort by reducing the amount of body lean during cornering through the use of active anti-sway bars. The system controls the front and rear axles independently, delivering increased low-speed agility, superior high-speed stability and greater steering precision(3). Adaptive Dynamics active damping monitors vehicle movements up to 500 times a second, changing damper valving settings in response to driver inputs and changes in the road surface; providing greater control without compromising the vehicle’s peerless refinement.

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In keeping with its more purposeful character, the SVAutobiography Dynamic features bright chrome quad tailpipes which enhance its distinctive V8 soundtrack.

Mark Stanton, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic has been specially developed by the Special Vehicle Operations team to deliver a more engaging driving experience. It delivers the ultimate combination of performance and Range Rover luxury, befitting its unique position in the portfolio.”

2017 Range Rover adds convenience through innovative technology

The Range Rover is the ultimate expression of luxury and 2017 model year customers can access more advanced driver assistance technologies than ever before. Advanced Tow Assist debuts and assists the driver with the potentially difficult task of reversing while towing a trailer.

other_l405_k17_n-062ce_glUsing the vehicle’s existing Surround Camera System this new technology enables drivers to guide a trailer into position with minimal effort. By following the trajectory lines overlaid on an image from the rear-facing camera displayed on the central touchscreen, Advanced Tow Assist is able to steer the vehicle to follow the path selected by the driver using the Terrain Response 2 rotary controller.

Advanced Tow Assist is designed to assist even the most inexperienced drivers to maneuver a trailer into position– the intelligent set-up even alerts the driver if they are approaching a jack-knife situation.


Peerless all-terrain capability is a cornerstone of the Range Rover family and the new 2017 model year Range Rover adds a pair of new technologies designed to reinforce its off-road credentials:

Low Traction Launch is a manually selectable driving mode designed to assist drivers when pulling away from a standstill on slippery surfaces such as wet grass, snow or ice(2). By controlling the amount of torque that can be applied by the driver, the system reduces the likelihood of wheelspin to maintain traction and ensure smooth acceleration.

The feature can be accessed independently through the central touchscreen and the driver is prompted to engage Low Traction Launch whenever Grass/Gravel/Snow mode is selected using Terrain Response 2. The system remains active until the vehicle reaches 18.6 mph (30km/h).

All-Terrain Info Center relays useful information about the vehicle’s configuration and is the hub to access a number of driving and off-road features using the touchscreen. These features include displays for vehicle geometry, drive assist controls, slope assist and wheel information.

This evolution of the Land Rover 4x4i provides the customer with clear and easy access to all off-road features.


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The introduction of Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ infotainment is a significant enhancement to 2017 model year Range Rover. The system delivers improved satellite navigation functionality and connectivity while its intuitive operation is augmented by the new larger 10.2-inch touchscreen display.

InControl Touch Pro introduces a series of new app services to Range Rover. InControl Remote allows customers to remotely control vehicle functions such as activating the climate control to cool or heat the car ahead of departure, set and deactivate the alarm, and even start the engine. The app will alert owners if their vehicle alarm has been triggered.

Additional InControl Touch Pro Services include live apps that can be downloaded to the system to provide information such as weather reporting and flight tracking.

Improved satellite navigation and services

As part of the new InControl Touch Pro™ system fitted to 2017 model year Range Rover, the fully integrated satellite navigation has been extensively developed with a range of new features including door-to-door routing(3). The comprehensive system allows customers to set a destination on the Land Rover-dedicated smartphone Route Planner app which can navigate owners to their vehicle, before transferring further directions to the in-vehicle system. Once parked close to their destination, the system will switch back to the smartphone to guide owners to their chosen location on foot.

Commute mode automatically learns frequently used routes, such as the journey to work, and recommends the best route dependent on live traffic data. Meanwhile, the sharing function allows owners to share their destination, arrival time and current location with friends, family and colleagues.

The driver is also able to view a partial or full navigation screen within the Virtual Instrument Display, depending on their preference. Rear passengers can also view the journey time and distance to destination using the built-in rear seat entertainment system and even browse navigation maps and send suggested destinations to the driver, who can choose to reject or accept them using the central touchscreen display.


The 2017 model year Range Rover introduces a host of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the model line. Standard driver assistance technologies include Rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). AEB is an intelligent technology that, when activated, uses a forward facing camera to detect a risk of collision and warn the driver of potential danger. If the driver fails to respond to the warning, the AEB system is designed to apply full emergency braking to slow or stop the vehicle.

An additional, optional, Drive Pack includes existing features such as Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition and Reverse Traffic Detection, as well as an Intelligent Speed Limiter, which uses the Traffic Sign Recognition hardware and navigation speed limit information to automatically adjust the vehicle speed to meet the prevailing speed limit.

Driver Condition Monitor is also now available, designed to analyze data such as steering inputs, road speed and time of day, to alert the driver to possible fatigue situations which may compromise driver safety.

The Drive Pro Pack takes the features from the Drive Pack and adds Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Blind Spot Assist. Blind Spot Assist is designed to automatically apply gentle counter steering if the driver begins to change lanes towards a vehicle in the blind spot of the vehicle. Lane Keep Assist is another new feature for 2017 model year Range Rover. It provides gentle, corrective steering input if it detects the vehicle drifting out of the lines marking its lane.


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The level of personalization available for 2017 Model Year Range Rover is taken to new heights with the introduction of new exterior finishes available through Special Vehicle Operations.

A mix of 19 new colors give customers a more varied choice of metallic and pearlescent colors, all available in either gloss or satin matte finishes. Options include a wide range of traditional colors as well as bolder, more contemporary choices.

The 2017 model year Range Rover arrives at U.S. retailers later this year, with a starting price of $85,650; the 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is priced from $170,995.

Range Rover SVAutobiography Event Seating Up Close

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100 $244,500 Holland & Holland Range Rovers are coming to the US, get your $10k deposit in before Dec 2!

Thanks to the always resourceful members at, here’s the NA marketing bulletin for the 2016 Holland & Holland Range Rover.  It’s like a SVAutobiography Autobiography (yes, double Autobiography)

Never thought we’d actually see this over here, can’t wait to see it in real life.

Possibly the best paragraph in the whole document:

If you do not provide shot gun size details at the time of order / Step 3 of the Order
Process, it will not be possible to provide customized gun case inserts matching your
customers specific shotguns. Customization will not be possible once the vehicle has left
the SVO build facility.

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