Burna Boy’s Autobiography shines in his garage – The Punch

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Tunde Ajaja So far, 2019 has been an interesting year for Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy. Apart from becoming the brand ambassador for a foremost company early in the year, he won the coveted BET Award for Best International Act and went home with four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards. These were all independent of the previous awards he had won as an artiste. Perhaps, to reward himself for the hard work and a successful career, he bought himself the much loved Range Rover Autobiography, a classically styled, opulently appointed icon of luxury sport utility vehicle designed for those who want the very best of an automobile in every respect. It’s a vehicle built to traverse the most difficult terrain imaginable, and doing so is now easier than ever; thanks to the newly available All-Terrain Progress Control system as it rides comfortably in challenging terrains where some luxury SUVs would stop on their tracks. According to the video of the SUV the artiste shared, his has a semblance of the 2016 edition. Whether on the highway or a muddy mountain road, the Range Rover puts you in complete control of any environment and along the way it cuddles you in a cabin that is trimmed in the finest materials and fitted with the latest technology, all to make any journey excellent always. Features The Autobiography is a two-row luxury SUV having standard five-passenger layout, with optional four-passenger “executive class” seating. It also comes in the long-wheelbase variant. The features, some optional, include power rear window sunshades, an extended panoramic sunroof with rear-passenger sunblind control and minor aesthetic enhancements, automatic xenon headlights, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, heated power-folding mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate and tailgate, and keyless entry and ignition. Inside, there is tri-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, leather upholstery, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 13-speaker Meridian audio system with a USB port, satellite and HD radio and the standard InControl Apps suite, which allows you to connect your Apple or Android smartphone in such a way that certain apps, including iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Glympse, look the same on the touchscreen as they do on your device. It also has off-road cruise control, an updated infotainment interface with standard smartphone-app integration and an air suspension that automatically lowers to ease entry and exit. Optional features include power-closing doors, upgraded leather upholstery, the Vision Assist package adds adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, ambient interior lighting, surround-view camera system, a blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. They also include Terrain Response 2, All-Terrain Progress Control and fog lights. Performance The base engine in the 2016 Range Rover is a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine rated at 340 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque but the Supercharged and Autobiography models step up to a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that produces 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. The SV Autobiography gets a tweaked version that’s good for 550 hp and 502 lb-ft. Environmental Protection Agency estimated fuel economy at 14 miles per gallon in the city, 19mpg on the highway and 16mpg in combined driving. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with all engines, as is full-time four-wheel drive. The standard Terrain Response system provides five driver-selectable terrain modes with distinct powertrain, suspension and traction-control settings, while the optional Terrain Response 2 system adds an adaptive mode that senses surface conditions and adjusts the settings automatically. Land Rover’s All-Terrain Progress Control extends the functionality of Hill Descent Control by maintaining a driver-specified speed (up to 20 mph) regardless of terrain incline. Safety The Autobiography comes equipped with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The Vision Assist and Driver Assistance packages add additional safety technologies. All models also feature Emergency Braking Assist, which uses forward-sensing radar and primes the brake system if a collision seems imminent. The available adaptive cruise control system adds full automatic braking capability (Intelligent Emergency Braking) in case the driver doesn’t respond in time. The good: The Autobiography has one of the most luxurious cabins, which is as elegant as the penthouse suite at a chic hotel, in the segment, in addition to its elegance, quick acceleration, rear seat comfort and more off-road capability than any other vehicle in its class. The bad: It gives choppy ride on rough roads, especially with the larger wheels. Heavy steering effort at highway speeds and base engine isn’t very impressive when it comes to acceleration. Additional information: Edmunds.com Copyright PUNCH.                All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: the[email protected] DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
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