Land Rover is celebrating the 21st anniversary of the introduction of Autobiography designation, the pinnacle of the Range Rover model line-up, combining bespoke design and luxury features. First announced at the London motor show in late 1993 and introduced to customers the following year, the earliest Autobiography models were so great in demand that the company changed the Autobiography as a limited edition version. It featured larger engine from the long-wheelbase LSE models and distinctive interior and exterior colour-ways with just 25 built.
From the third generation Range Rover in 2002, Land Rover introduced concert hall-quality audio packages and a multi-play DVD system. In 2011, Land Rover crafted it most expensive Range Rover yet, the 500 Autobiography with a starting price of £120,000, targeting the chauffeur-driven market and represented a new high in luxury ahead of the arrival of the fourth generation Range Rover in 2013.
The current Range Rover Autobiography Black is prepared by by Special Vehicle Operations, headed by John Edwards, and responsible for engineering and manufacturing the most exclusive Land Rover model derivatives. The vehicle uses high-quality leather and materials along with a modern and individual design. Features include a full-length panoramic roof, seats with integrated climate control and massage functions and the option of an executive twin rear-seat design with an extended centre console housing USB connection, a sophisticated entertainment system with independent 10.2-inch screens and electrically deploying leather-finished tables.
John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said: "For 21 years, Autobiography has given our customers the chance to specify the most luxurious Range Rovers according to their tastes and desires. Within Special Vehicle Operations we are continuing this tradition. The latest Autobiography Black has greater levels of luxury and sophistication than ever before and even more opportunities for personalisation.'
Source : CarDekho