Land Rover has just unveiled the first long wheelbase Range Rover in 20 years, throwing the British automotive manufacturer into a niche market. The all-new long wheelbase Range Rove will be perfect for those looking for a luxury SUV with plenty of passenger legroom.
An additional 140mm for rear passengers is added, meaning legs can be stretched out even farther. The space was made possible by lengthening the body shell in front of the rear wheels. The second row of seats can either be a standard bench seat or Executive Class rear seats, with the latter able to recline 17 degrees, eight degrees more than is possible in the standard wheelbase. Side door blinds and a panoramic sunroof come standard in the long wheelbase Range Rover, adding to the luxury and comfort found in the rear seats.
The long wheelbase Range Rover will only be made as a trim for the newly announced Range Rover Autobiography Black.
“The Range Rover Autobiography Black is an opportunity to harness the strong emotional connection that Land Rover has with its customers the world over. This exclusive vehicle has been developed by the specialist Engineered to Order team to offer our customers an unrivalled and luxurious driving experience that provides a seamless integration between the needs of business and leisure,” said John Edwards, Managing Director, Individual Products Division, in an Oct. 27 press release.
A collection of subtle changes comes to the Autobiography Black, evolving both the exterior and interior. The side vents, front grille and badging are finished in black enamel and chrome, giving the exterior a distinguishable look. Signature rear lights, new wheels and auxiliary vents also accentuate the exterior. Inside, the Autobiography Black offers first class comfort for its passengers. The aforementioned Executive Class seating is available, which features a newly redesigned rear center console. Found in this center console are electrically deployable tables covered in black leather, complete with USB charging stations and cup holders, as well as a chiller compartment.
Expect to see deliveries of these new Range Rover trims in March 2014. For more information on the long wheelbase Range Rover and Autobiography Black, please read the press release provided below.