With 2018 upon us, you might have a notion to do something this year that you haven’t done before. But, instead of resolutions like ‘stop eating sweets’, you could make 2018 the year you step into to the most luxury Range Rover ever made.
Just before to the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, Land Rover announced the introduction of the Range Rover SVAutobiography (SVA). That name doesn’t hide the fact that this machine comes out of Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, which is dedicated to “making vehicles that stand out”.
If for no other reason, the SVA will stand out for its price: 167,850 pounds sterling, or $287,204.68 Canadian at current exchange rates.
Considering that’s more than double the list price of a base, top-of-the-line Range Rover, we wondered what we would get for the extra outlay.
Among many unique luxury appointments, you can expect the following in a 2018 SVA:
Zenith Timepiece in the Rear Passenger Area
The SVA seems to cater to rear seat passengers as much as anyone. The Zenith clock is inspired by the $8,000 Zenith Elite 6150.
Fast mobile connections for a fast luxo SUV.
Large enough for two bottles of wine.
Its 565hp is the most of any SVA engine, which includes the 4.4 litre SDV8 turbodiesel, and a plug-in HPEV (hybrid petrol-electric vehicle) that can go 50 kms on a single charge.
Power-Close Rear Doors
They close at the touch of a button on the large rear console.
If you’re looking for any other reason to invest in a Range Rover SVAutobiography, here’s one directly from Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer:
“The Range Rover SVAutobiography is the epitome of luxury, comfort and refinement. Our standard-bearer for quality and precision exemplifies the attention to detail and sophistication that has been a hallmark of our most luxurious SUV stretching back almost 50 years.”
Don’t forget, once you pick up your new SVA, remember to bring it to Westminster for service by former factory-trained technicians using OEM equipment.