Land Rover introduced a slew of revisions into its lineup last year, but the 2011 Range Rover has been further updated to provide customers the ultimate luxury/off-road vehicle.
For 2010, the Range Rover was gifted an updated Terrain Response system that incorporated a new launch control system designed for driving in sand; updated rock crawling and descent modes; and a gradient release control to prevent the SUV from accelerating too quickly on a steep slope. For 2011, the system is updated to include hill start assist, which holds the vehicle on a grade until the driver presses the accelerator pedal.
Inside, the 2011 Range Rover also receives a few minor upgrades. Reclining rear seats are now an option on the upscale HSE Lux and Supercharged models. A new 1200-watt, 19-speaker Harmon/Kardon sound system is also optional.
Arguably, the biggest change to the 2011 Range Rover lineup is the addition of a new Autobiography Black limited edition model, designed to celebrate Land Rover’s 40th anniversary. Similar to the Autobiography Black edition offered on the 2010 Range Rover Sport, the package further bolsters the SUV’s luxury credentials. The cabin is swathed in either Jet Black materials or your choice of two different two-tone schemes. Each incorporates special embossed headrests, along with Grand Black wood veneer trim, and illuminated door sills. The aforementioned reclining rear seats are standard, but are also heated and ventilated, and provide controls to move the front passenger’s seat to improve rear legroom.
Outside, the 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Black is painted — of all things — black, utilizing a special Barolo Black paint hue. The unique color is contrasted by special 20-inch Diamond-turned aluminum alloy wheels, a unique mesh grille insert, a chrome grille edge, and chromed side vent bars. A special tailgate badge, proclaiming the creation as an Autobiography Black edition, rounds out the exterior enhancements.
Powertrain for all 2011 Range Rover models remains unchanged for 2011. Buyers have their choice of either a normally aspirated or a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, producing 375 and 510 horsepower, respectively. Regardless of the engine choice, all 2011 Range Rovers continue to utilize a six-speed automatic transmission.
Source: Land Rover