Now in its 34th year, Robb Report is the international authority on the luxury lifestyle. Each month, the magazine, digital newsletters and its website report on exceptional products and services for the affluent connoisseur. Coverage includes automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, art, dining, jewelery, watches, fashion, travel, homes, wines, spirits, and cigars. The Robb Report publishes its annual 'Best of the Best' special issue, which represents the culmination of an entire year's search for excellence in every aspect of the luxury lifestyle. In this case, Range Rover is included amongst a select group of sport-utility vehicles deemed the best.
'The Range Rover is the most capable luxury vehicle in the world, and as such, clearly resonates with the Robb Report's editors and readers,' said Chris Marchand, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Land Rover North America. 'The Autobiography Edition takes that luxury to the highest level giving it a bespoke personality unique among sport utility vehicles.'
All 2010 Range Rovers benefit from luxurious materials and finishes, along with new interior technologies, including a 12 inch Thin Film Transistor screen which presents all essential driver information via cleverly designed virtual dials and graphical displays. The Autobiography adds even more luxury than standard Range Rover models with features like full Semi-Aniline leather seats, a full leather headliner and unique trim. Also offered is the 14-piece real wood veneer trim available in a range of woods and finishes and Autobiography sill tread plates. The Range Rover Autobiography is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged engine with 510 bhp and 461 lbs/ft. torque. The vehicle incorporates state-of-the-art Adaptive Dynamics technology to further improve the Range Rover Autobiography's peerless ride quality. All-terrain performance is also enhanced by updates to the Terrain Response and Stability Control systems. Distinct Autobiography exterior cues include a Noble-plated mesh-design on the front grille and side vents, plus 20-inch alloy wheels.
'At Robb Report, we like to think that there are three great brands whose initials share the double 'R',' said Robert Ross, Senior Vice President and Automotive Editor, Robb Report. 'With the Range Rover Autobiography, Land Rover has once again raised the bar by offering the most capable and luxurious sport-utility vehicle in the world. It really is the Best of the Best.'
The Autobiography wowed every driver at the Robb Report Car of the Year event, and it was a hands-down favorite of the editorial team in a field of very tough competitors. Land Rover's U.S. sales in July were up 26%, the brand's 10th consecutive month of U.S. sales growth, driven by the launch of the new 2010 models and improved business conditions. The volume leader for July was the Range Rover Sport with 793 units sold, a 1% increase versus July of 2009. The Robb Report award-winning Range Rover increased 51% to 623 units versus 413 in July 2009. The re-designed 2010 LR4 continues its sales surge, increasing 220% to 522 units, up from 163 in July 2009. For the year, sales of Land Rover's four models have increased 24% to 17,256 units.
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