KING OF THE SUVS
Dwarf lesser vehicles in your luxury SUV shadow. Leave traffic in your wake with an ultra-satisfying torquey surge that hauls the big British Rangie to 60mph in less than six seconds. Barrel through rivers, mountains and difficult terrain with the poise and power of a medieval warhorse. View all you survey from your throne-like seat and rule the roads in style and might.
Described by Top Gear as. . . ‘Basically a Bentley crossed with the offroad ability of a tractor’ the Range Rover Autobiography is an absolute titan. With its aluminium monocoque shedding 420kgs of its predecessor's weight, it’s faster, tangibly better to drive and more efficient. Off road, she’s a dream, as you’d expect from Land Rover.
'If you want a large luxury SUV, you buy a Range Rover. The end. Move on.' Jeremy Clarkson, Grand Tour
So iconic is the Range Rover's looks, that you could instantly identify it even by its silhouette. The vehicle's distinctive appearance is enhanced by its prominent front grille, vent finishers, side vent graphics, side accent graphics and integrated exhausts. When the sun goes down, Pixel-laser headlights and 144 rear LED lights combine to give the Range its unmistakeable nocturnal presence.
Where to begin? With the command driving position, perched atop the wider seats with deeper cushioning and a built-in hot-stone massage, all enclosed by Semi-Aniline leather? Or maybe the Touch Pro Duo touchscreens and interactive driver display, seamlessly integrated technology deliberately downplayed in an uncluttered console? Better still, how about the ambient lighting, which can be configured to one of 10 mood-enhancing colours? Because there's so much to admire in this ultra-refined interior, it's difficult to know exactly where to begin.
WHAT'S IN THE DNA OF THE RANGE ROVER AUTOBIOGRAPHY?
'DNA is the DNA—don’t f**k with it,' is Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern's mantra for the Land Rover and Range Rover. Uncompromising brand values are why the Range Rover has become the gold standard of luxury off-roading since it first launched in the early 1970s. The Autobiography is built from that original DNA and remains streets ahead of any competition.