Built on the already outstanding long-wheelbase Range Rover platform, the SVAutobiography has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division who are usually responsible for the company's high-performance options.
The usual supercharged 5-litre V8 petrol and 3.8-litre V8 turbo-diesel engines are also joined by Land Rover's new plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Range Rover SVAutobiography boasts a highly spacious interior with individual 10-inch screens. As used in other Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, the PHEV version uses a 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine assisted by an electric motor and lithium ion battery pack. As well as new quilted leather upholstery, the rear seats now recline to 40-degrees, offer a hot stone massage function and 1.2 meters of legroom. Entertainment comes in the form of integrated 25.4cm rear screens and 4G WiFi connectivity, and there's a fridge behind the rear seats that's just big enough to hold two wine bottles. Rear seat passengers will also be able to enjoy a large fixed center console that incorporates a number of different controls for the vehicle.
And passengers don't even have to close their own doors - or get their chauffeur to - thanks to a pair of conveniently located buttons on the rear console that automatically swing them shut. Regular long-wheelbase Rangies start at £112,900. For the first time customers can also spec a Power Deployable Veneered Loadspace Floor in the boot to help with loading and unloading items.
With a public debut later this week at the LA Motor Show, this £167,750-SUV is one of the most expensive, opulent cars Range Rover has ever produced, and will be aiming to take on the Bentley Bentayga.
The Range Rover SVAutobiography is the epitome of luxury, comfort and refinement.
The Range Rover SVAutobiography is a fine auto, but all this luxury comes at a price.