The world’ most iconic and luxurious 4×4 has received a raft of upgrades.
Land Rover has updated its flagship Range Rover for the 2017 model year with a suite of driver assistance technology, a new supercharged V6 petrol engine and a racy SVAutobiography Dynamic trim level.
This range topper delivers greater performance and luxury for £17,000 less than the current top spec model.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic starts from £132,800 – compared with £149,800 for the existing top-of-the-range Range Rover. The updated Range Rover line-up is on sale in the last quarter of the year, with prices starting at £76,350 for the TDV6 Vogue.
The British car maker claims that the SVAutobiography Dynamic is the most powerful, most dynamic production Range Rover to date. As well as greater luxury, including diamond quilted leather seats, there’s also improved performance from the 542bhp supercharged V8 petrol engine, with the 0-62mph acceleration time dropping from 5.4sec to 5.1sec. The top speed is 140mph.
To keep it in contention with the latest batch of high-tech German SUV rivals, the luxury 4×4 gains option packs with more driver assist systems. As standard the Range Rover will come with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning, while an optional Drive Pack brings a blind-spot monitor, traffic sign recognition and rear cross-traffic detection. That Drive Pack also includes a Driver Condition Monitor which analyses driving style to guard against fatigue.
Inside, Range Rover buyers can finally opt for the larger and more responsive InControl Touch Pro infotainment system – a 10in touchscreen which debuted across the Jaguar range and the new Evoque Convertible this year.
It adds in Land Rover’s special ‘dual view’ tech for the Range Rover (letting the driver and front passenger see different displays) but retains features such as a WiFi hotspot, smartphone connectivity and the ability to connect to smartwatches.