Land Rover is celebrating 21 years of the Autobiography label for the Range Rover lineup by taking a look back into the history of this ultra-luxury trim level. The Autobiography edition Range Rover was introduced for the 1994 model year, and was meant to provide a bespoke level of customization for its well-heeled customers. An expansive collection of exterior paint options and interior color-combinations allowed each Autobiography edition to be tailored to each buyer’s individual tastes. The trim proved to be so popular, it was extended to a special edition Range Rover, with a limited run of 25 long-wheelbase examples.
The Autobiography edition SUVs were lauded during their time for their extensive integration of cutting edge communication technology, with the first generation having enough space in the rear of the SUV for a fax machine, with following models incorporating technology including satellite navigation, TV, and other integrated video systems.
The third generation of Range Rover, beginning in 2002, brought along extreme customization options, including what type and color of wood used, along with the color and depth of carpet. Additionally, DVD players were introduced during this generation.
In 2011, the Range Rover 500 Autobiography sought to cater to those who wished to be chauffeured in their Range Rover with its longer wheelbase and sumptuous rear seat. Now, with the current Range Rover lineup, the newest Autobiography Edition Range Rover caters to the buyers every need with a host of integrated technology and luxury like a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable rear seats, and a cadre of rear-seat infotainment technology.
The Autobiography Edition is not completely relegated to the top-end Range Rover models anymore, as the Evoque and the soon-to-be-departed Defender both have received the Autobiography badge as well in recent years.
Take a look at Range Rover’s top-trim level through the ages in the gallery below.