2012 Ranger Rover TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography Editions

Article by Anita Panait, on February 7, 2012

Land Rover will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Range Rover this year by introducing three Special Editions of the company’s flagship vehicle. In addition to the enhanced 2012 Range Rover, Land Rover will include these special edition units: the TDV8 Westminster, TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography.

The TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography highlight the company’s aspiration to cross ultimate luxury and bold design. The two special editions are fitted with the Range Rover Design Pack, which is a collection of exterior styling features fitted to match the vehicles bold appearance, without doing away with the classic lines.

Range Rover Design Pack includes: new front and rear bumpers, side vent treatments, ‘Titan’ silver front grille, integrated stainless steel exhaust finishers, side skirts and fog lamp surrounds. The special edition vehicles also sport 20-inch alloy wheels in Shadow Chrome finish.

Vehicles’ interior undermines Land Rover’s commitment to provide luxury and comfort with the Range Rover Seat Style Pack. The pack includes rear seats with recline and lumbar adjustment; multi-adjustable aircraft-style headrests with wings for added support and heating and cooling functions heating and cooling functions.

It also includes a passenger "front seat away" function that offers a simple control for extra rear legroom. The front passenger seat is installed with a memory function than remember up to three personalized settings. Both TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography special editions are mounted with the 19-speaker, 1,200W harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system with illuminated treadplates.

Buyers can choose between seven exterior finishes, along with an extensive range of interior color and trim combination options.

The TDV8 Autobiography is still powered by the Range rover standard 4.4-litre engine with eight-speed automatic transmission while the Supercharged Autobiography is ran by a 5.0-litre LR-V8 petrol unit with six-speed automatic gearbox. The 2012 Range Rover TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography are priced at £84,295 and £86,895 respectively.

2012 Range Rover solidifies its position as the most luxurious sports utility vehicle in the world with a list of feature upgrades and style improvements that include new option packs for its Autobiography and Vogue models.

John Edwards, Global Brand Director for Land Rover, says that the Range Rover has been and continues to be the definitive luxury SUV brand, with an off-road performance that matches its comfort levels. According to him, what makes the Range Rover the SUV to beat in 2012 are its new equipment levels, its revised styling, and its generously specified option packs.

Land Rover’s 2012 Range Rover has an enhanced exterior with detail styling changes. That includes the headlamp and the tail lamp back plates, which now comes in gloss black finish. Meanwhile, the front grille surround comes in Narvik Black finish. The SUV’s door handles and its side vents also match the body color for a modern and integrated look. Meanwhile, the new 20-inch V-spoke alloy wheels in mid silver finish sport a Range Rover branded center cap.

What’s more, the 2012 Range Rover Grand Black’s wood veneers have a crisp inlay that reads 'Range Rover' while the Autobiography’s veneers are available in Anthracite Lined Oak, Ash Burl, or Burr Maple Prussian Blue.

The Range Rover Vogue model, on the other hand, has a highly distinctive look with a unique tailgate badging that reflects your choice between the Vogue Black Pack or the Vogue Silver Pack. Both of these Vogue derivatives include the acclaimed Logic 7, Harman Kardon High Dynamics Audio System (1200W), eight-inch Dual View infotainment screen, and heated and cooled passenger seats, all allowing the driver to look at the navigation display while the passenger relaxes and watches a video.

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