New Range Rover Long Wheelbase and Top-Spec Autobiography Model Revealed

Land Rover has just pulled the digital wraps off its Range Rover with the extended wheelbase model, announcing its debut at the Los Angeles (20 November) and Guangzhou motor shows (21 November), alongside the ultra-exclusive new Autobiography Black model which debuts at the Dubai motor show (5 November).

The Indian-owned British manufacturer was already proud of the extra space the new Range had in the rear over its questionably packaged predecessor, so we expect the lwb model to thoroughly warrant its frequently attributed limousine moniker.

It’s the first extended wheelbase model they’ve done in 20 years, and it adds an extra 140 mm (5.5 in) of rear legroom and is enhanced by seatbacks that recline up to 17 degrees, if owners specify the executive seating package. Trim choices are the usual Vogue, Vogue SE, Autobiography now complimented by the new Autobiography Black.

According to Land Rover’s release, the latter gets “a number of changes” that “give it a distinctive and subtly different character. A unique design finish has been appointed to the front grille and side vents along with distinguishable badging in black enamel and chrome. Signature rear lamps and auxiliary vents to the front add to the exclusivity of this vehicle with a chrome accent finish to the tailgate.”

It comes with two sets of unique, exclusive wheels in either 21- or 22-inch flavors finished in a high gloss polished coat.

Inside, the Autobiography Black also gets a redesigned center console for the rear passengers, complete with USB charging ports and cup holders.

If you want the color to set off your new Range, the top spec trim has three exclusive color combinations at launch (March 2014): Ebony/Lunar, Espresso/Tan and Dark Cherry/Ivory – the latter comes with dual-tone-upholstered seats. However, more alternatives will be added to this list as time goes by. The Lunar/Cirrus and Navy/Ivory combinations will be made available next spring.

By Andrei Nedelea

PHOTO GALLERY

RR-Extended-Wheelbase-1RR-Extended-Wheelbase-10RR-Extended-Wheelbase-11RR-Extended-Wheelbase-12RR-Extended-Wheelbase-13RR-Extended-Wheelbase-14RR-Extended-Wheelbase-15RR-Extended-Wheelbase-16RR-Extended-Wheelbase-2RR-Extended-Wheelbase-3RR-Extended-Wheelbase-4RR-Extended-Wheelbase-5RR-Extended-Wheelbase-6RR-Extended-Wheelbase-7RR-Extended-Wheelbase-8RR-Extended-Wheelbase-9

Hyundai RM19 Midship Prototype Is A Sign Of Things To Come

Hyundai’s mid-engined sports car could arrive within three to four years.

Arizona Governor Joins Lucid Motors At Site Of Arizona Factory

The Lucid Motors factory will generate $32 billion in revenue over the next 20 years.

315 Mile Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss Desperately Needs Someone To Drive It

This Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss has a cool $2.55 million asking price.

Porsche Exclusive Creates Subtle Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe in question looks subtle with its Quarzite Gray Metallic paint.

This Guy 3D-Printed His Own Tesla Cybertruck Scale Model And You Can Too

All it takes is 15 hours of work and plenty of patience, but the final result is impressive.

FCA-UAW Contract Reveals Durango Hybrid, Ram TRX Launch Date And Lots Of New Jeeps

The contract also calls for fresh models based on the Jeep Cherokee’s platform.

Buick Regal’s Demise Tipped To Kill Australia’s Holden Commodore Too

Holden has sold just 5,400 Commodores this year, which is a far cry from its illustrious past.

VW Teases Nivus Crossover Coupe For South America, Will Eventually Come To Europe

The model promises to be one of the first mainstream crossover coupes.

2021 Toyota Sienna Grows In Size As It Prepares To Battle The Chrysler Pacifica

Toyota isn’t giving up on the minivan as an all-new Sienna has been spotted in Michigan.

Billionaire Lawrence Stroll Reportedly Leading Aston Martin Takeover Bid

A low stock price and a bright future could make Aston Martin a target for investors.