New Range Rover Long Wheelbase and Autobiography Black
After a 20 year absence, the Range Rover long wheelbase has been re-introduced ahead of its dual public debut at the LA and Guangzhou motor show. The LWB Range Rover's rear legroom has been lengthened by 140mm over the standard Range Rover and this is very crucial in swaying customers predominantly in the Middle East and China that would otherwise choose luxury rivals with more accommodating rear seating arrangements.
The extra seating space was achieved by lengthening the body by 200mm in front of the rear wheels. Coupled with longer rear doors, the proportions of the long wheelbase Range Rover look unaltered, elevating the ungainly proportions that some other long wheelbase cars can suffer from. The rear seats can be ordered with traditional bench seats or the more luxurious executive seats. Either seat has an increased recline angle of 17deg which is 8deg more than the standard model.
Along with the unveiling of the Range Rover long wheelbase is the Autobiography Black trim. Set to be unveiled at the Dubai International Motorshow on the 5th of November, the Autobiography Black will represent Range Rover’s fight to traditional luxury offerings like the Bentley Flying Spur and top of the line Mercedes Benz S-Class.
As the first product of Land Rover’s Engineered to Order Division, the Autobiography Black trim features subtle design detailing appointed to the front grille and side vents along with distinguishable badging in black enamel and chrome. You also get two new 7-spoke 21” and 22” Autobiography Black wheel designs.
Inside is where you will want to be because you get such niceties like premium quality leather with the Executive class seating package which features individual chairs, re-designed fully extended centre console, and a 10.2 inch screens fitted to the rear of the front seats with a full on Meridian Audio package.
“The Range Rover Autobiography Black is our most luxurious specification yet. It epitomises sophisticated design with immaculate attention to detail. The subtle, elegant and luxurious finishing touches combine with a first class experience for both driver and passengers to deliver new levels of exclusivity to our customers,” says Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover.
The Autobiography Black and Long wheelbase Range Rover will be available in long wheelbase only and will be the most expensive Range Rover on sale with prices exceeding £140,000. Sales of the Autobiography Black and Long wheelbase Range Rover will start March next year.Enjoy more images after the jump.