Land Rover Looks Back on 21 Years of Autobiography Luxury
23 Mars 2015 - Autoblog
In most circles, driving a Land Rover carries a certain cachet. A Range Rover all the more so. But the very pinnacle in terms of luxury and prestige from the British sport-ute manufacturer is the Autobiography line, and it has been for over 21 years now.
The first Autobiography model was introduced at the 1993 London Motor Show, boasting a wide range of customization options that proved so successful that Land Rover ended up spinning it into a special edition. It featured a larger engine, special color schemes and heightened equipment, and saw just 25 examples produced.
In the years since, Land Rover has incrementally added fax machines, sat-nav, televisions and more to make its Autobiography models the most luxurious vehicles on or off the road. The latest Autobiography Black is built by the new Special Vehicle Operations division, based on the new long-wheelbase model and available in levels of specification ranging well into six figures – just the kind of product the Range Rover needs to fend off the advances of the incoming breed of high-end SUVs from the likes of Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Maybach.
These days Land Rover has even expanded its Autobiography line to branch beyond its flagship model and incorporate the Evoque and Defender. And we wouldn't be surprised, given the timing of this announcement, to see yet another Autobiography model introduced in the near future, possibly as soon as the New York Auto Show next month.