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SVAutobiography headed to SA: Most luxurious Range Rover yet

2017-11-30 08:19

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 • New levels of luxury, comfort
 • Power-closing rear doors, reclining airline-style seats
 • New 297kW plug-in electric-petrol engine 
 • Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)
 • Headed to South Africa in 2018

Pretoria - Power-closing rear doors, reclining airline-style seats... the local luxury SUV market will have a new benchmark with the arrival of thew new Range Rover SVAutobiography. 

Available in long wheelbase, the Range Rover SVAutobiography combines advanced new convenience features, including rear doors that close at the touch of a button.

GALLERY: 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography

A comprehensive range of powertrain options includes an advanced new plug-in hybrid electric-petrol, with an EV range of up to 51km, and an uprated 416kW V8 supercharged petrol engine.

The SVAutobiography is headed for SA in 2018. Prices and details will be confirmed closer to its launch date.

Hot stone massage anyone?

Executive Class rear seats are central to its appeal with rear legroom of more than 1.2m. With a powered 40o recline capability, hot stone massage function, heated calf and foot rests, and 22-way adjustment, the rear cabin promises, says the automaker, "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.

Unique features

Electrically deployable rear tables and integrated rear entertainment screens ensure customers can use the 4G WiFi connectivity, 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.

Image: Motorpress

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.

It's fitted with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin high-definition touchscreen controls. 

Image: Motorpress


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