The standard Land Rover Range Rover is a pretty sizable thing. Still, LR did some researches, and found out there is a growing group of consumers looking for an even bigger, more luxurious SUV. So they developed the new Long Wheelbase Range Rover, the first of its kind in 20 years, and it will make its debut at the LA Auto Show on 20th and Guangzhou on the 21st November.
The vast car offers an additional 140mm of rear legroom compared to the standard model, which the designers have utilized to offer the rear occupants a lounge-like cabin with special seats and luxury amenities. Available with either bench or individual Executive Class rear seats, the second row executive style seats can recline to 17 degrees, which is 8 degrees more than the standard Range Rover. See, it’s a lounge.
Even someone with proportions of Frankenstein’s monster can fit comfortably in those seats. Still, human beings always want ‘more’ of everything. So the Long Wheelbase Range Rover features Passenger Seat Away that slides the front seat forward to provide additional space and comfort. Powered side door blinds and a panoramic sunroof are also standard.
The additional length has been achieved by lengthening the bodyshell in front of the rear wheels. They have reengineered the chassis to compensate for the sheer size of the car, while the designers endeavored to maintain the signature floating roof and distinctive Range Rover silhouette. A distinctive ‘L’ badge mounted into the exterior accents behind each front wheel arch will let those who haven’t noticed the extra length know that this is no ordinary Rangie.
The Long Wheelbase Range Rover will be offered on Autobiography and Autobiography Black models. The Hybrid Range Rover will also become available with the long wheelbase body later in 2014.