Land Rover introduces world’s first iPad-equipped car

Thursday, February 10, 2011

WELLINGTON - Land Rover has taken the car industry’s association with Apple products to a whole new level - by becoming the first brand to fit a vehicle with iPads as standard.

The limited edition version of the Range Rover luxury 4WD has become world’s first vehicle to be offered with iPads as standard, reports

Two of the electronic giant’s popular portable tablet devices are incorporated into the front seatbacks of the company’s most exclusive Range Rover yet, replacing the traditional DVD screens typically found in high-end luxury vehicles.

The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition’s encased iPads flip up when rear-seat passengers want to watch movies, listen to music or browse the Internet, and they are removable.

The office-style back seat also adds new console extensions with Apple keyboards, aluminium laptop table and drinks chiller.

Although the iPads, which start around NZ800, come free with the new Range Rover, it’s unlikely buyers will consider this a bargain.

The aptly named Range Rover Ultimate, which features a handcrafted leather interior and yacht-inspired wooden cargo floor, is likely to cost more than NZ320,000 pounds.

The Range Rover Ultimate will be offered with a choice of the brand’s new turbo diesel V8 engine or a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8. (ANI)

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