Land Rover has unveiled the first stretched-wheelbase Range Rover for 22 years.
Due to go on sale in March next year, the new model will make a simultaneous debut at the Los Angeles and Guanzhou motor shows next month.
company has also revealed a new Autobiography Black range-topping
version of the Range Rover, which will be available in long-wheelbase
This new 5.2m-long model will be the most expensive Range Rover yet sold, with an anticipated price of more than £140,000.
A hybrid version, due later next year, will have a price that could approach £150,000 in Autobiography Black form.
Rover says the LWB Range Rover has an extra 140mm of rear legroom, with
the bodyshell being extended in front of the rear wheels. Subtle
modifications to the styling — including stretching the rear door — have
ensured that the extra length hasn’t resulted in odd proportions.
rear seats of the LWB model can be specified as either a traditional
bench or as individual ‘Executive Class’ rear seats. In either form, the
seat backs can recline by up to 17deg, 8deg more than the seats in the
standard Range Rover. ‘Passenger Seat Slide Away’ allows the rear
passenger to electrically move the front seat forward, to further
The LWB Range Rover gets powered side door
blinds and a panoramic roof as standard. An ‘L’ badge is mounted to the
brightwork to the rear of the front arches. The stretched version will
be available in Autobiography and Autobiography Black trim only.
The new Autobiography Black trim level should propel Range Rover into contention with Bentley and the expected range-topping Mercedes-Benz S-class models.
as the first product of Jaguar Land Rover’s new Engineered To Order
division, it gets subtle tweaks to the grille, badging and trim and has
the option of seven-spoke 21-inch and 22-inch wheels.
changes are inside, with plush materials, individual rear seats, an
extended centre console and electrically deployed, leather-covered tray
tables, which incorporate USB charging sockets and cupholders.
passengers also get 10.2-inch TV screens mounted in the back of the
front seats and access to a chiller compartment. The rear seats feature
18-way electric adjustment, a massage function and configurable LED mood
Thanks to: Autocar