Land Rover introduced today the 2014 Long Wheelbase Range Rover, the latest addition in the long wheelbase market. For those who don’t know, this is the first Range Rover long wheelbase in 20 years, since the Range Rover LSE which ran from 1992 to 1994.
Set to make its public debut at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows, the 2014 Long Wheelbase Range Rover offers increased rear legroom (+140 mm), while the rear seats were reclined by 17 degrees, which means eight degrees more than the nine degrees on the standard wheelbase.
Available with either bench or individual Executive Class rear seats, the long wheelbase comes equipped with powered side door blinds and a panoramic sunroof as standard, as well as increased stowage.
Long wheelbase models will be easily recognizable by the ‘L’ badge mounted into the exterior accents behind the front wheel arch. For those interested, the long wheelbase will be offered Autobiography and Autobiography Black models. A hybrid model will be available later in 2014.
First deliveries of the long wheelbase Range Rover will begin in March 2014. Land Rover expects to see some impressive sales of the Long wheelbase Range Rover in its key markets, which are China and the United States.
Land Rover revealed that it will be releasing its most exclusive specification vehicle. Dubbed as the Range Rover Autobiography Black, customers will get to experience exclusivity to entirely new levels. The brand however said that this package will only be offered solely in long wheelbase. Using at least four decades of experience, the Range Rover Autobiography Black was designed and engineered by no less than the brand’s very own “Engineered to Order” division or the ETO.
No wonder then that the way it combines design and luxury plus all-terrain performance is truly unparalleled. Through the Autobiography Black, various changes were implemented on the exterior in order for it to have a subtly different, as well as unique, character. The front grille and the vehicle’s side vents have a rather distinct design finish. Its badging has been made more identifiable through chrome and black enamel.
The use of the signature rear lamps combined with the auxiliary vents placed on the front help give this vehicle that exclusivity in addition to the tailgate with its chrome accent finish. Land Rover will also be adding two exclusive and new wheel choices to the already exceptional choices available. These are the 7-spoke 21-inch wheels and a 22-inch version, both having that high gloss polished finish. The 22-inch wheels though will only be available beginning spring of 2014.
Managing Director for Individual Products Division John Edwards shares that the Autobiography Black is a chance to make use of the already strong emotion connection the brand has with customers around the world.
He says that with this exclusive model being developed by the Engineered to Order team, it allows for an excellent integration between leisure and business and thus ensure customers get a luxurious and unmatched driving experience. The Range Rover Autobiography Black will be officially presented to the public during the Dubai International Motor Show, which is on November 5.