The Range Rover line-up has received a myriad of advanced autonomous driving technologies for its model year 2017.. The premium SUV manufacturers also announced the new Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic model. The new SVAutobiography Dynamicis is the most powerful, most dynamic production Range Rover to date.
Range Rover SVAutobiography model
In looks, the SVAutobiography is distinguished by the side vents, bonnet finisher, grille, front bumper accents, ‘Range Rover’ script and tailgate finisher; all finished in Graphite Atlas. Customers have a choice of 21 and 22-inch alloy wheel designs, as well as three unique finishes. The SVAutobiography Dynamic is also the first Range Rover available with eye-catching red brake calipers and Brembo brake technology. In keeping with its more purposeful character, the SVAutobiography Dynamic features bright chrome quad tailpipes that have been optimized to enhance its distinctive V8 soundtrack.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic marries the finest attention to detail with elegant and luxurious materials on the inside including diamond quilted leather seats, contrast stitching with four colorways, a knurled finish rotary shift controller and pedals.
Powered by a 550 hp 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine, the SVAutobiography Dynamic model, through specially configured suspension, delivers the ultimate combination of performance and handling without compromising Range Rover’s peerless comfort and refinement delivering a 0 – 100 km/h time of 5.3 seconds. The engine of the SVAutobiography, paired to ZF’s eight-speed automatic transmission, is the similar to the one in the Range Rover Sport SVR. It produces an uprated torque of 680 Nm.
SVAutobiography Dynamic also features two driver-focused technologies designed to deliver improved body control and agility: Dynamic Response and Adaptive Dynamics.
A host of updated technologies for the 2017 Range Rover
The level of customized options available for 2017 Model Year Range Rover is taken to new heights with the introduction of new exterior finishes available through Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division. Nineteen new colors give customers more choice of metallic and pearlescent colors, widely available in either gloss or satin matte finishes. The additional palette ranges from traditional shades to bolder, more contemporary choices.
The range of updated technologies incorporated in the 2017 Range Rover include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), standard driver assistance technologies and Drive Pack. The standard driver assistance technologies comprise of the Rear Park Distance Control, Cruise Control and Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). The additional ‘Drive Pack’ consists existing features such as Blind Spot Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition, Reverse Traffic Detection, Driver Condition Monitor, and a new tech, Intelligent Speed Limiter. Further upgrade to the Drive Pack comes in the form of the Drive Pro Pack, which adds Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist and Intelligent Emergency Braking, as well as Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keep Assist. Other notable tech additions are the Advanced Tow Assist and Low Traction Launch, which is operable via the central touchscreen. The Low Traction launch works at speeds above 30 km/h.
In addition, the introduction of Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘InControl Touch Pro’ infotainment system delivers improved satellite navigation functionality and connectivity. The fast, intuitive operation is augmented by the new larger 10-inch dual-view touchscreen display, alternatively users can choose to enhance their view of the navigation system by selecting to convert the digital display behind the steering to a full-screen view of their route and map.
As part of an ‘InControl Connect Pro’ pack, InControl Touch Pro incorporates a series of new app services to Range Rover. InControl Remote Premium allows customers to remotely control vehicle functions such as activating the climate control to cool or heat the car ready for departure, set and deactivate the alarm, and even start the engine. The app will alert owners if their vehicle alarm has been triggered. Additional InControl Touch Pro Services include live apps that can be downloaded to provide information such as headline news, weather reporting and flight tracking.
InControl Touch Pro also features ‘door-to-door routing’, an intelligent, multi-device system that navigates users to their destination whether they be on foot or behind the wheel, thanks to a Land Rover-dedicated smartphone Route Planner app. Lastly, ‘Commute mode’ automatically learns frequently-used routes and recommends the most efficient route dependent on live traffic data, then shares the driver’s destination, arrival time and current location with friends, family and colleagues via a live messaging system through the driver’s smartphone.
As part of the existing engine line-up, the 2017 Range Rover is now offered with Jaguar Land Rover’s 3.0 liter V6 supercharged petrol engine. The V6 achieves 340 PS and 450 Nm of torque combined with CO2 emissions of 248g/km. Effortless acceleration and power delivery produces a 0-100 time of 7.3s.
The 3.0 liter V6 engine features lightweight all-aluminium construction and combines supercharging with direct-injection and variable intake, and exhaust valve timing to deliver exceptional throttle response, linear power delivery and a unique soundtrack. A single balancer shaft enhances smooth-running and refinement befitting the Range Rover badge.