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Range Rover Autobiography Black and extended wheelbase imminent

Land Rover is attempting to make the Range Rover a more exclusive prospect by adding a long wheelbase version and a new Autobiography Black luxury trim level. Prices are yet to be confirmed, but it’s estimated the vehicle will cost a whopping £140,000.

The extended wheelbase Range Rover is set to feature a choice of either 7-spoke 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels with a high gloss finish, a unique front grille and side vents in a mixture of black enamel and chrome, unique rear lights and a chrome finished tailgate.

The interior will boast two 10.2-inch displays fitted in the front seats for passengers in the back to watch, electrically deployable tables with USB charging sockets and cup holders built in, mood lighting comprising ten different colours and extra leather and brushed aluminium throughout.

Other standard kit includes door blinds to keep prying eyes at bay, a panoramic sun roof and Executive Class front seats with a built in a massage function and 18-way adjustability ─ Mayback level pimpin’.

Land Rover says the new long wheelbase Range Rover (available in Autobiography and Autobiography Black trim) will benefit from 140mm more legroom, which in turn will allow rear passengers to recline their seats by 17 degrees as opposed to the 9 degrees in the standard Range Rover.

“With the addition of the Range Rover long wheelbase to our portfolio of luxury SUVs, customers can now choose a vehicle that offers superior levels of interior space and comfort to compete in a market dominated by saloon cars up until this point,” Jaguar Land Rover group marketing director Phil Popham explained.

“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,” he added.

Deliveries of the Range Rover long wheelbase are expected to begin in March 2014, while the Range Rover Autobiography Black trim level will arrive in August of the same year. Land Rover also announced a hybrid Range Rover, which is likely to command an even higher price tag in return for decreased running costs.

The Range Rover Autobiography Black will debut at the Dubai International Motor Show on November 5th. Fifteen days later the long wheelbase version will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Range Rover Long wheelbase pictures

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