What is Range Rover’s Autobiography trim?

October 14, 2015 by

The Range Rover has been one of the ultimate expressions of luxury motoring ever since the first model was released back in 1970. Now in its fourth generation, it competes with the finest executive saloons, offering a comfy ride, and smooth, refined power from a selection of V6 and V8 petrol and diesel engines.

Both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are available in several different trim levels, one of which is Autobiography. So what does it offer, and where does it fit into each respective range?

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There are three distinct trim levels for the Range Rover – Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography. The Sport is available in HSE, Autobiography or ultra-sporty SVR variants. The Vogue is overflowing with advanced in-car tech, fine materials and a huge selection of exterior colours and alloy wheel designs.

The Autobiography, however, adds numerous standard features which are optional further down the range. Those looking for a more accommodating rear seat experience can opt for the Autobiography Long Wheelbase (LWB) for an additional £7,400. For an extra £9,050 on top of the cost of the Vogue SE, the Autobiography gains:

Semi-aniline leather upholstery – while many car interiors feature leather coated with a pigment to colour its surface, aniline leather uses soluble dyes that soak into the hide. This lends the surface a softer, more natural finish, and reveals the natural grain of the leather more prominently.

Winged headrests – These soft, pillow-like headrests are electrically adjustable, and can wrap around the back of your head for the ultimate in squishy splendour.

Four zone climate control – allows each passenger to individually adjust the temperature settings. In lesser models a three-zone system is fitted, forcing the rear seat passengers to agree on one temperature.

Illuminated tread plates – upon opening the doors, occupants are treated to aluminium-trimmed door sills, with glowing “Autobiography” script.

Surround camera system – a series of cameras allow the central screen to display a bird’s-eye view of the car to the driver – ideal for parking or navigating through tight spaces.

On-board WiFi – allowing users to surf the web while on the move.

Remote pack heat with timed climate – the car can be pre-heated or chilled, based on a timer system. It can be set to perform the process weekly, or as a single event up to 16 days in advance.

Rear seat entertainment – Includes two 10.2-inch screens mounted to the back of the front seats, two pairs of headphones, a remote control and additional 12V and USB ports. This is fitted as standard to the LWB, and is optional for the regular Autobiography.

Still not plush enough?

Beyond the standard Autobiography is the SVAutobiography. Often defined by its two-tone paint finish, it adds further luxurious features and customisation options, and is positioned to take on ultra-high end SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga. It’s priced from approximately £150,000.

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