Behind closed doors
We know that the title of this chapter reads “behind closed doors”, but we’ll keep them open for this test drive, as we want to get as much light inside the car as we can. The dark theme of the exterior, which mixes black with grey, is also continued in the cabin, but the steel and the alloy are replaced by leather and, of course, Harris Tweed.
In fact, we’ve been itching to feel that Tweed from the moment we saw the imposing badged on the outside of the car and thus we’ll get straight to the point. Like many etiquette materials, it doesn’t necessarily justify its presence by being comfortable or nice to touch, but it does offer you a feeling of nobleness that’s worth every penny.
Harris Tweed, in combination with quilter and perforated leather, can be found on the seats, as well as on the armrests. Again, this mix isn’t smoother than the delicious leather Land Rover gifts the car with, but it does suit the Range Rover better in terms of nobleness.
We’ll also file the Swarowski diamonds finish of the clock bezel surround under “nobleness” and the same goes for the 24 pieces of the interior trimming, all of which use Piano Wood. And just like in the case of a typical piano, you also get a metallic finish for the pedals: the foot rest, throttle and brake come dressed in machined aluminum, which feels really nice under one’s shoes.
The final word here is “exclusivity” - sure, it’s nice to have the factory stock Range Rover interior
(especially if we’re talking about an Autobiography model), as this is one of the best in the automotive world, but knowing that you share the experience with others reduces a part of the enthusiasm, so you really should go for Kahn's makeover.Continue reading