Range Rover will unveil a new flagship model, the Autobiography Ultimate Edition, at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The production run will be restricted to 500 units which be sold on a customer order only basis in more than 20 markets globally and be offered with either a 4.4 litre V8 diesel or a 5.0 litre Supercharged V8.
The standard Range Rover’s rear cabin has been completely redesigned and now features two standalone electric rear seats and an extended centre console which includes a machines aluminum laptop table and a drinks chiller. The back of each front seat now incorporates an Apple iPad. The Autobiography Ultimate Edition’s rear load deck has a super yacht-like teak floor with metal and leather detailing while the seats are of semi-analine leather and Kalahari wood veneers are used for the facia and door cappings.
Two unique colours will be available – Roussillon Red and Otago Stone – while other distinguishing exterior features include 20in multi-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels in additon to a smoked radiator grille and side vents.
The price will be announced when the Autobiography Ultimate Edition goes on sale later this year but Auto Express reckons that the model will start from £120.000 while Autocar predicts a figure of “around £130,000.”
However, the Autobiography Ultimate Edition will probably be the current Range Rover’s swansong as the all-new MY13 Range Rover Mk4 seems set to be unveiled publically late next year – Autocar has, in fact, now obtained some scoop photographs of the new model – codenamed L405 – and these can be viewed by following this link to Hilton Holloway’s All-new Range Rover Mk4 scooped article on the magazine’s website.
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