Land Rover has revealed the 2015 Range Rover LWB, a long-wheelbase model specifically designed for chauffeur-loving markets such as China, and apparently the GCC as well, because the stretched offroader is going to be launched at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show.
The UAE’s largest auto show will be the model’s first stop, then it will appear at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and finally at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China, during November. The 2015 model will be the first long-wheelbase Range Rover in 20 years, with 140 mm of extra legroom and double the recline angle for the rear seats, which are available either as a bench or individual seats. Rear passengers get to use automatic window blinds, a panoramic sunroof and a sliding front passenger seat for even more legroom. There won’t be a third-row seat.
Oddly enough, the extra length does not show in the rear doors like it does on most long-wheelbase luxury sedans, although judging by the interior photos, there still isn’t as much rear legroom as, say, a Jaguar XJ-L.
Land Rover is also offering a new Autobiography Black trim level exclusively for this stretched model that offers further customization. This is in addition to the Autobiography package that is already offered on all regular-sized Range Rover models. Firs customer deliveries start in March 2014, with Autobiography Black models coming in August 2014.
by Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury