Great news coming from Land Rover is the inclusion of the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography, which is yet another range toping trim level that they are releasing for the first time. This version is announced as the most expensive and most equipped model from Land Rover and its Range Rover vehicles, surpassing even the Autobiography Black Edition which was the current raining top model. The best thing about this version is that it brings a V-8 engine with even more power to it.
When the Range Rover SVAutobiography versions were announced it was immediately learned that they will be built alongside the base versions and then they will all be finished in Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations Technical Center in the U.K. Each of the models will have a specific paint job, with the Santorini Black paint covering the upper portion and a choice between nine optional colors for the lower part of the car.
The interior also updates the trim with more advanced materials and equipment placed inside it and it really justifies the worth and feel of this new version of the Range Rover car. We have managed to gather all the currently available details about this car and are bringing it to you exclusively so you learn what the model is all about, well beyond its release date.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography
For now the information about the release date of the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography states that it will come out by the end of 2017. In fact, this model was in the making for a long time. The pictures and leaks already emerged in 2016, so even though this model is labeled as a 2018 version it comes to us in 2018.
What will the Price be?
As mentioned already, the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is going to be the most expensive trim level that Land Rover offers for its Range Rover lineup. The SVAutobiography will amass a price of $199,495, which is much more expensive than the $143,000 of the Autobiography trim.
The new 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography will hold on the base characteristics of the entry vehicle. In fact, the Range Rover design is really not that old, so there was no need to change it drastically for this trim version. What the SVAutobiography trim manages to add to the mix is a special paint scheme which utilizes a two-tone experience. The car is divided into two portions, the middle being the beltline. The upper part has the Santorini Black color which is a standard one for all SVAutobiography. But the lower portion of the car offers the buyers a choice between nine exterior colors that they get to pick from.
Besides this, other updates that make it into the mix include unique RANGE ROVER badging on the hood and tailgate and a new badge which is used for the SVAutobiography trim level. The car will also use new type of wheels and also four chrome-finished exhaust tips will be protruding from the back bumper used for the more powerful engine in this version.
Inside Changes and Design
They actually did a pretty good job to further update the interior of the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography. Although the Autobiography trim does a really good job with its offer on the inside, the SVAutobiography turns everything up to eleven. Every inch of the cabin is covered in luxury leather materials and combines with cow hide and real wood or aluminum accents.
The second row of seats features twin captain’s chairs with power-folding footrests. There is manual folding table which swings upward the center console for each chair. The rear passengers have dual TV Screens, heating, cooling, a beverage cooler, and massaging functions.
Some advanced features which are going to be used for the SVAutobiography include Surround Camera System, a foot-activated rear hatch, and automatic Access Height.
Drivetrain Options and Ability
The newly appointed 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography will produce much more power using a new type of engine. Under its hood, there is a 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8, but with a few new tweaks made to it. The engine management system was redefined and is now able to output a total of 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. It is actually offers 40 horsepower and 41 pound-feet of torque of improvement compared to the previous V-8 engine. Also, the powertrain will be combined with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission as your choice.
0-60 mph Acceleration and Specs
As far as the ability to speed up to 0-60 mph of the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography goes, we can safely say that it has improved. The model is able to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed which reaches 155 mph.
What are the Fuel Economy Ratings?
As for the fuel ratings, they are still being calculated for the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography. But with the new type of engine it is said that it will amount to 8.7L / 100km as a combined rating. Official ratings will be offered when the car is released in the American market.
Dimensions and Size
The new 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography trim will not change the dimensions compared to its base offer. This is a new type of trim so it was not even expected that this models might grow in size or offer any other kind of dimensions changes. The characteristics of this vehicle are the same and it only has aesthetic changes. The length of the car goes to 196.8 inches, the wheelbase is 115.0 inches, the height of it amounts to 72.3 in and the width is 78.1 in. The passenger spacing may be different because of the additions made with the second row of seats but the cargo space comes to 32 cu ft of volume.
Safety is also going to be made relevant for the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography model. This trim will include all the standard pieces of safety equipment the base Land Rover Range Rover has and will additionally provide some new and advanced ones also. These come in the form of Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Tow Assist, and Speed Limiter, which adjusts the cruise control based on speed limit signs.
The new introduced trim, the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography, brings a completely new layer to the market and the products that are currently available. We can safely say that with this overtly luxurious model we are in for a very good ride and a very nice offer. But the rivaling models that are probably going to parry it we can only exclude the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Mercedes-Benz G-Class models.
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