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In 2011, there are two further enhancements: Hill Start Assist and Gradient
Acceleration Control. Hill Start Assist retains the initial driver-generated
brake pressure, long enough for the foot to move from brake pedal to throttle
without the car rolling backwards. The brake is released after a sufficient time
has elapsed or when the engine is supplying enough torque to move the car up the
hill. Hill Start Assist is always available, not selectable and neither is its
operation indicated to the driver.
Gradient Acceleration Control is
designed to provide safety cover on severe gradients when the driver does not
have Hill Descent Control engaged. By pressurizing the brake system, GAC slows
the car to a limit determined by the throttle position when the car is
descending the slope in the driver's intended direction of travel. This includes
descending the slope forwards in Drive, or rearwards in Reverse.
Unparalleled Luxury Within
The 2011 Range Rover Supercharged interior
- often cited as having one of the most pleasing interiors in the segment and in
the industry - employs luxury-grade European leather trim depending on model for
the headlining, pillars and door casings. High-quality satin black and natural
wood finishes complete the sumptuous feel of the interior architecture.
Available on the 2011 Range Rover Supercharged, the rear seat back now reclines
electronically. On Range Rover Supercharged Autobiography, it goes several steps
further. The rear seats have internal heating and cooling functions as well as
airline-style winged head restraints and four-way adjustable lumbar support. The
rear seat controls also include a facility for moving the front passenger seat
forward to gain extended legroom when the front seat is unoccupied. The
luxurious rear-seat passenger environment becomes even quieter with laminated
door glass which reduces noise.
These exceptional levels of comfort are
further enhanced when customers choose the option of a 1200-watt Harman/Kardon
audio system. It uses 15 independent channels driving 19 premium quality
Virtual Dials and Graphic Displays Replace Traditional
One of the major innovations of the Range Rover
Supercharged introduced last year is found in the instrument cluster. Here,
traditional physical instruments are replaced by a 12" Thin Film Transistor
screen which presents all essential driver information via cleverly designed
virtual dials and graphical displays. This also offers the flexibility to
physically move certain virtual dials to make room for important information on
the suspension travel, driveline status, transfer case and Terrain Response
information when off-roading.
Autobiography Black Limited Edition
To be built in a very limited run, the very top Range
Rover Supercharged incarnation is the 2011 Autobiography Black 40th Anniversary
Limited Edition. With a unique finish in Barolo Black, the exterior also
features 20-inch Diamond Turned alloy wheels, a unique front grille with Titan
grille mesh, a bright chrome grille edge and black grille surround. Side vents
have a new mesh set off by bright chrome bars and a black vent surround while
the door handles are body color. It's all finished off by the 'Autobiography
Black' tailgate badge.
Inside, there's a choice of the standard interior
in Jet, or two options unique to the Autobiography Black - Jet / Ivory, or Jet /
Pimento. The Autobiography Black logo is embossed on the rear seat armrest and
appears on the four unique, Grand Black door veneers. Front door sill tread
plates are illuminated with the words 'Range Rover' and there's a half-wood
Grand Black steering wheel. Even the key fob and driver's handbook carry the
Autobiography Black logo.
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