The word ultimate has several meanings. It can mean the peak or most extreme example of its kind. It can also describe the beginning of an end. Both these definitions suit the latest limited edition Range Rover, the SVAutobiography Ultimate.
Land Rover describes this limited-run Range Rover as the pinnacle of their luxury SUV family. While the Range Rover is, indeed, the flagship model of the Land Rover line-up, the SVAutobiography Ultimate edition cranks up the luxury and bespoke fittings to the max. The Ultimate edition showcases the full range of personalization touches such as hand-finished features, newly formulated colors, and intricate badging.
This is a Range Rover we're talking about, so of course, it's packed with loads of tech and luxury. There is no need to slam the rear doors as these are of the power-closing variety. You also get a first-class experience on the road thanks to its reclining airline-style seats finished in semi-aniline leather. Not only that, but these also come with heating and cooling. If that's not enough, it has a refrigerated compartment, deployable tables, and a full-length center console with a Zenith timepiece right in the middle. That's right, a watch well over PHP 200,000 worth is affixed to an interior panel.
Thanks to its long wheelbase, the SVAutobiography Ultimate has over 1.2 meters of rear legroom. And if you're looking to wind down a long day on the road, this bespoke Range Rover even has a hot stone massage function, plus calf and footrests for rear occupants. Land Rover wasn't wrong when they called this the Ultimate edition. However, this special model also marks an end of an era. That's because this generation is heading for retirement, and an all-new model is on the way. With that, the SVAutobiography Ultimate becomes the most luxurious and opulent Range Rover until the next-generation model arrives.
According to reports, the fifth-generation Range Rover will arrive by the second half of 2021 as a 2022 model. There is strong evidence supporting that claim since the test mules spied recently have been shedding more camouflage. If anything, it's an indication that Land Rover is just about ready to reveal the next-generation Range Rover.
With that, Land Rover is sending off the current model with a bang. Internally known as the L405, it's been around since late 2012. By the time the redesigned model comes out, it would have reached its ninth year in production.