NEW FOR 2012:
– New limited Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition
– Revised exterior design details
– Standard iPod interface cable
– Autobiography adds standard Exterior Design Package, reclining heated and cooled seats with winged rear headrests and lumbar, and front passenger seat memory
– New optional towing preparation package
– New Silver Pack groups of popular options with enhanced value
For 2012, the Land Rover Range Rover receives new trim details, including a standard iPod interface cable. The Autobiography adds new seat features. Exterior styling enhancements include body-colour side grille surrounds and door handles, gloss black headlamp and tail lamp backing plates, and a black front grille surround. The Autobiography adds a standard Exterior Design Package of unique bumpers, fog lamp surrounds, Titan finish front grilles, and unique exhaust finishers and side sills.
The new Silver Pack, available for the HSE with Luxury Package and Supercharged model, adds adaptive front lighting, automatic high-beam assist, blind spot monitoring, surround camera system, 1,200-watt Harman/Kardon stereo, four-zone climate control and black lacquer trim.
The new Ultimate Edition is limited to 500 units worldwide, with 10 for Canada, and includes a 510-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, hand-crafted leather interior with machined aluminum detailing, yacht-inspired teak and leather luggage floor, and an extended rear-seat console that includes a machined aluminum laptop table, drink chiller and two Apple iPads as part of the rear entertainment system.
The Range Rover V8 uses a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8, while the Supercharged uses a supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Both use a six-speed automatic transmission. Both include permanent four-wheel drive with hill descent control, gradient release control, four-wheel electronic traction control, centre electronic differential, and cross-linked air suspension with automatic load levelling and multiple modes. All models also include Terrain Response, with a driver-selectable choice of five modes, for general driving, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, sand, and rock crawl.
Trim levels are the HSE, HSE Lux, Supercharged and Autobiography, along with the limited-edition Autobiography Ultimate Edition.
Features on the HSE include 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, trailer stability assist, driver’s knee airbag, perimeter alarm, automatic bi-xenon headlamps with washers, acoustic windshield and front window glass, heated windshield, front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, heated power-folding mirrors, puddle lamps, navigation system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power seats with driver’s side memory, 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound stereo, Sirius satellite radio receiver, USB port, auxiliary input, iPod interface, Bluetooth connectivity, TFT-screen virtual instrument panel, auto up/down windows, tow preparation package, ski bag, tire pressure monitoring system, and real wood veneer finishes.
The HSE Lux adds 20-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, premium leather instrument panel pad, and cargo net.
The V8 Supercharged adds Adaptive Dynamics with rear electronic differential, blind spot monitor, and automatic headlamps with high beam assist.
The Supercharged Autobiography adds four-zone automatic climate control, climate-controlled windshield and front side glass, full leather interior fascia, Autobiography Leather door panels, leather headliner, three-piece luxury mat set, automatic high-beam assist, blind spot monitoring, surround camera system, 1,200-watt Karman/Kardon stereo, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and Autobiography-specific bumpers, fog light surrounds, grilles, exhaust finishers and door sills.