2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Comes 30 Years After the Launch of the Range Rover in North America
New 550-Horsepower Range Rover Model Hits U.S. Dealerships This Month
The 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic is a special Range Rover model that’s coming out at an even more special time for Land Rover.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of when the British automaker introduced the North American market to its Range Rover SUV that people in other parts of the world had met in 1970. According to the following video history lesson from Land Rover, those original Range Rovers descended from the 26 prototype vehicles created in 1969. The 1970 production models featured elements still seen on today’s Range Rovers, such as the unbroken waistline and split tail gate. The distinctive floating roof appeared on the Suffix Cs a few years later.
The next several years saw the debut of features such as a four-door body style, anti-lock brakes, electronic traction control, and an automatic air suspension. In 2012, Land Rover switched the Range Rover to aluminum monocoque construction.
OK, enough with the history lesson. You can watch all of it above. What about this new SVAutobiography Dynamic? As you can guess from its name, it’s the flagship Range Rover model. On the outside, it’s trimmed with Graphite Atlas accents, a black roof and mirrors, Dark Grey 21-inch split-spoke wheels, and quad tailpipes. The ride height of that whole package is now 8 mm lower. Inside, a perforated leather headliner sits above quilted semi-aniline leather seats.
Those are nice touches and all, but what puts the SV (as in SVR) in this new Range Rover? The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 under the hood. Taking a page out of the Range Rover Sport SVR’s book, the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic cranks out 550 horsepower. Land Rover’s numbers state that’s good for a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds.
Look for the 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic in dealerships this month. Prices start at $170,995.
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