2017 Range Rover Adds Semi-Autonomous Features, New Range-Topping Model

Land Rover has introduced the 2017 Range Rover that will head to dealerships later this year.

The 2017 Range Rover debuts a selection of innovative new technologies from the British automaker, including Advanced Tow Assist, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Driver Condition Monitor and Blind Spot Assist.

The Advanced Tow Assist feature is an intelligent driver aid that takes the stress out of reversing a trailer, while the Intelligent Speed Limiter automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed to suit the speed limit by using Traffic Sign Recognition technology. Both Drive Condition Monitor and Blind Spot Assist helps the vehicle to steer autonomously back into its lane if the sensors detect the driver is steering into the path of another road user.

Inside, the 2017 Range Rover also gains a new, larger 10-inch dual view touchscreen display that has a host of new features like customizable homepages, enhanced satellite navigation functions and instant access to the driver’s favorite apps.

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Added to the lineup is a new range-topping SVAutobiography Dynamic model, which is also the most powerful production Range Rover. Powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine shared with the Range Rover Sport SVR, the top-of-the-line SUV provides 542 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go from zero-to-62 mph in 5.4 seconds. The powerplant is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, owners will find diamond quilted leather seats with contrast stitching while the front fascia and door casings feature a Grand Black veneer with an additional red keyline finish on the door casings. Key features like the rotary shift controller, start/stop button and pedals now feature a sophisticated knurled finish. On the outside, the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic has its side vents, hood finisher, grille, front bumper accents, Range Rover script and tailgate finisher all done in Graphite Atlas. Buyers can choose from 21- and 22-inch wheel designs. In addition, the model is the first Range Rover with available Brembo brakes with red calipers.

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