Ten years wouldn't seem like much of an anniversary for an automaker, or even a sub-brand. But we're not talking about a make here, we're talking about one model. That's right: The current Range Rover has been on the market for a decade, which is a rather long life-cycle for any automobile, but Jaguar Land Rover isn't the least bit embarrassed. In fact, it's celebrating the anniversary with a series of special edition models.

Picking up where the Vogue model leaves off, the Westminster Edition features a cabin decked out in leather trim, thick carpeting and piano lacquer veneers, with illuminated treadplates, polished pedals, a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system with Dual View display and heated and cooled front seats. JLR's 4.4-liter turbodiesel V8 pulls all four 20-inch, 10-spoke wheels through an eight-speed automatic.

Meanwhile the Autobiography edition is available with the same engine, or with the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with six-speed automatic. The Range Rover Design Pack distinguishes the exterior, while the Range Rover Seat Style Pack makes the cabin an even more opulent place to be with the reclining rear seats and moveable front passenger seat you'd expect to find in a limousine.

Full details can be found in the press release after the jump, including pricing in Land Rover's native market since these won't be available in the U.S.
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RANGE ROVER CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW SPECIAL EDITIONS

- New 2012 Special Edition Range Rover models: delivering increased luxury and higher specifications as current Range Rover enters its 10th anniversary year
- TDV8 Westminster Edition: new model builds on the success of the TDV8 Vogue and Vogue SE, with added styling, comfort and entertainment features
- TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography: both new versions presented, as standard, with the Range Rover Exterior Design Pack – a collection of exterior styling highlights specifically designed to enhance road presence

Gaydon, Warwickshire, 6th February 2012 – The Range Rover enters its 10th anniversary year in 2012, continuing to set benchmarks in luxury, capability and performance. Going beyond the 2012 model year enhancements that were introduced in October 2011, the Range Rover line-up is being developed to include three new Special Editions; The TDV8 Westminster, TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography.

The new arrivals focus on further extending the luxury and high specifications that are at the core of the Range Rover brand.

In 2012 Land Rover celebrates 10 years of Range Rover in its current guise. The third generation Range Rover was introduced in 2002 to critical acclaim setting new benchmarks in levels of luxury and all-terrain capability. Over the past decade, several facelifts and model year updates have kept the Range Rover at the cutting edge of technology leading up to the latest special editions, which will provide customers with increased options and convenience.

Westminster Edition

The new Range Rover Westminster Edition joins the line-up to replace the previous TDV8 Vogue and Vogue SE models. Going further than its predecessors, it comes handsomely equipped with an extensive collection of additional features that raise both the vehicle's prestige style and comfort levels for everyone on board.

The exterior of the Westminster Edition is distinguished by the bright 'Noble' finish to the front grille and side vents, 'Titan' silver lower splitter bar and fog lamp bezels, 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels and 'Westminster' badging. Opening the doors reveals illuminated treadplates and a cabin finished with luxury carpets and Grand Black lacquer trim elements, plus bright-finished pedal finishers. The front seats feature both heating and cooling functions and the in car entertainment system benefits from a 19-speaker, 1,200W harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system as well as Range Rover's innovative Dual View infotainment screen.

Featuring the powerful yet refined 4.4-litre TDV8 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Westminster Edition is available in a choice of seven exterior colours, with five interior colour combinations. The standard equipment specification further includes an electric sunroof, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, Park Distance Control with rear-view camera, memory setting for the steering wheel, driver's seat and rear-view mirror and a heated, leather trimmed steering wheel.

TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography

Bold design and ultimate luxury underpin the new Range Rover TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography. Both benefit as standard from the Range Rover Design Pack, a collection of exterior styling features that are seamlessly integrated to compliment the car's powerful appearance, without compromising its classic lines.

The pack introduces new front and rear bumpers, 'Titan' silver front grille and side vent treatments and fog lamp surrounds, integrated stainless steel exhaust finishers and side skirts. These are complemented by striking 20-inch alloy wheels in Shadow Chrome.

Inside the focus is on unparalleled luxury and comfort with the Range Rover Seat Style Pack. This comprises rear seats with recline and lumbar adjustment, heating and cooling functions and multi-adjustable aircraft-style headrests with wings for added support. The passenger "front seat away" function provides a simple control for adding extra rear legroom, while the front passenger seat itself benefits from a memory function than can store up to three different personalised settings.

Both versions gain the 19-speaker, 1,200W harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system and are fitted with illuminated treadplates. Seven exterior finishes are available, together with an extensive range of interior colour and trim combination options. The TDV8 Autobiography retains its 4.4-litre engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, with the Supercharged Autobiography powered by the 5.0-litre LR-V8 petrol unit with six-speed automatic gearbox.

Sales and pricing

The new Range Rover Special Edition models go on sale in March. The TDV8 Westminster Edition is £69,995, presenting customers with significant additional feature content over and above the specification of the former Vogue and Vogue SE models.

On-the-road prices for the TDV8 Autobiography and Supercharged Autobiography are £84,295 and £86,895 respectively.


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      You Sexy Bitch..
      • 2 Years Ago
      the fit and finish on american cars are on a par with anyone, i don,t know why that is not obvious.these are cars,mass produced and i think they are doing a great job
      Zach Irvin
      • 2 Years Ago
      We do get the autobiography edition here in the states btw so that part of the story was a big mistake. My dad actually purchased one about a month ago. He decided to upgrade from the sport to the gran daddy RR.
      clquake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yay for the 1%ers?
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      AMG THIS
      • 2 Years Ago
      Same unreliable box they have been building for years.
      Tstag
      • 2 Years Ago
      Given a choice between an 'unreliable Range Rover' and let's say a Lincoln Navigator I'd take the RR. The reason I say this when Lincoln launched the supposedly luxurious MKZ (the one with the cheese grater grill) I noticed that the hinges in the storage box were on display and were really horrid to look at. It was basically a cheap metal finish and a interior filled with cheap finishes. A Range Rover may break down a bit but frankly I'd take the build quality of any British car over most US cars. And so would most Europeans which is why there are no luxury American brands here. The reputation for fit and finish in US cars is appaling!
        AMG THIS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tstag
        Yeah, I am sure you'll be sayng that when the the Landrover takes a **** at 3am in the dead of winter out in the middle of nowhere.
          Swordfish
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AMG THIS
          These people are stuck in the 70s and 80s.
        Swordfish
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tstag
        Spoken like a true arrogant brit. The envy you people have for America is disturbing.
        xmindphazerx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Tstag
        Actually, Cadillac is doing surprisingly well in the UK. I've seen quite a few there.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Ten years wouldn't seem like much of an anniversary for an automaker, or even a sub-brand. But we're not talking about a make here, we're talking about one model. That's right: the current Range Rover has been on the market for a decade. Which is a rather long life-cycle for any automobile, but Jaguar Land Rover isn't the least bit embarrassed." So in 10 years they still haven't managed to make it somewhat reliable? They should at least be embarrassed about that.
        mr higgens
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Im really not sure why everyone has it out on the reliability bandwagon, one person says it and everyone repeats like it gospel. Sure in the past they have had some troubles but any more they have become much better having had more then a few RR in my life after once ford was in the door running the place things have become much improved. Have a 2006 for a number a years and never had any problems with it. Other I know who "have owned" the newer models have had similar experiences. Sure cars have problems but all cars do, we have a 7 series that had less then 10 on the clock that just decided not to start one morning and they couldn’t tell me why other then "its a computer problem" so we got rid of it that day. But I don’t hold a grudge about BMW because of reliability. So get over it, in this day and age it is really hard to buy a bad car.
      Daniel
      • 2 Years Ago
      10 years of great styling and amazing off road capabilities. The interior is one of the nicest places to sit. Just shows you how a great truck can last this long and be so good. LR also saves a lot of money by getting it right the first time. So... in 2013 will see see a 30th anniversary Defender?
      pozboys
      • 2 Years Ago
      A great vehicle, for sure, but in the true British fashion, try getting parts for one, after needing a simple repair, like break linings, or a tail light! Good luck, and make sure you have the bank account, to purchase those parts!!!
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