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“Luxurious and capable, the ultimate Range Rover.”
The 2012 Range Rover HSE ($80,725) comes standard with leather upholstery, 710-watt 14-speaker harman/kardon sound system, hard-drive navigation with 7-inch touch screen, rearview camera, Xenon headlights, front and rear foglights, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, three-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof.
Options include rear seat entertainment ($2,500); Vision Assist Package, including blind spot monitoring, adaptive headlamps, surround camera and high-beam assist ($1,800); a 1200-watt, 19-speaker harman/kardon sound system ($1,350); and a Tow Prep/Utility Package ($2,000) consisting of a locking rear differential, full-size spare tire and Adaptive Dynamics suspension.
The Luxury Package ($4,370) upgrades the HSE with 14-way heated and cooled front seats, premium leather, wood trim on the center console, storage in center and overhead consoles, Sirius satellite radio, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, storage nets, and 20-inch wheels.
Range Rover Supercharged ($95,670) comes with the supercharged engine, the big Brembo brakes, Adaptive Dynamics (continuously variable suspension tuning), 14-way adjustable front seats, more interior wood trim, stainless steel pedals, and chrome exhaust tips.
Supercharged models and HSE models with the Luxury Package share a number of options, including power reclining rear seats with memory ($1,250); and the new Silver Package ($3,300) consisting of the 1200-watt stereo, Windsor leather seating surfaces, four-zone climate control with climate glass, and unique 20-inch, seven-V-spoke alloy wheels. Exclusive to the Supercharged model is adaptive cruise control with Collision Mitigation by Braking ($2000).
Range Rover Autobiography ($126,665) builds on the Supercharged model with its own unique styling, plus the 1200-watt 19-speaker harman/kardon 6CD HD radio; semi-aniline leather seats with heat and climate control, front and rear; full leather trim; special headliner; 14-piece wood trim; four-zone climate control; rear seat entertainment system with 6DVD changer; adaptive cruise control with Collision Mitigation by Braking; and diamond-turned 20-inch wheels. Chrome wheels, previously an extra-cost option, are now available at no charge, as are last-year's extra-cost wood trims.
Just 500 Autobiography Ultimate Editions ($170,000) will be built to order, featuring a four-bucket-seat interior with a full-length center console that incorporates a machined aluminum laptop table and drink chiller. Two Apple iPads are linked to the rear-seat entertainment system. Oxford leather covers the door casings, dashboard, and steering wheel, and the wood inlays in the dash and doors are genuine Kalahari. Even the luggage floor is special, paneled in yacht-like teak with metal and leather detailing.
Safety features that come standard include seven airbags, stability control with traction control and yaw control, anti-lock brakes, Hill Descent Control, Acceleration Gradient Control, tire pressure monitor, collapsible steering column, and rearview camera.