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Land Rover has raised the exclusivity of the Range Rover with the introduction of long wheelbase and Autobiography Black options.

Land Rover is extending the customer appeal of its family of luxury vehicles with the launch of a new long wheelbase Range Rover and the addition of an exclusive specification – the Range Rover Autobiography Black.

The first Range Rover long wheelbase in twenty years, this new model caters to a growing group of consumers looking for the ultimate SUV, and a unique alternative to the traditional long wheelbase saloon cars in the segment. Clever packaging has increased rear legroom by 140mm for rear seat passengers, boosted recline to seventeen degrees and the executive seating package provides enhanced comfort and space.

The new Range Rover Autobiography Black made its debut at the Dubai motor show. It represents the pinnacle of desirability to bring even higher levels of refinement to the world’s finest luxury SUV. The interior has been carefully crafted and tailored to meet customer needs with subtle but distinctive exterior detailing and is appointed and finished with the highest quality leathers and materials.

Phil Popham, group marketing director, Jaguar Land Rover said: “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.

“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.”

Both derivatives exude Land Rover’s renowned breadth of capability and performance with first customer deliveries from March 2014 for the long wheelbase and August 2014 for the Range Rover Autobiography Black.

An additional 140mm to rear legroom has been achieved by lengthening the bodyshell in front of the rear wheels. Clever packaging ensures the signature floating roof and distinctive Range Rover silhouette have been retained to ensure this addition to the family line-up is instantly recognisable.

Available with either bench or individual Executive Class rear seats, the second row executive style seats can recline to seventeen degrees, a full eight degrees more than the nine degrees on the standard wheelbase. Passenger Seat Away slides the front seat forward to provide additional space and comfort. For added convenience, the long wheelbase is equipped with powered side door blinds and a panoramic sunroof as standard, as well as increased stowage. Range Rover long wheelbase models carry a distinctive ‘L’ badge mounted into the exterior accents behind each front wheel arch.

The long wheelbase is offered on Autobiography and Autobiography Black models. A Range Rover Hybrid derivative will also become available.

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