Stretching the Range Rover's appeal
Range Rover Autobiography Black (Jaguar Land Rover)
Published Monday, October 28, 2013 1:47PM EDT
The first official long-wheelbase SUV to be offered by the company for 20 years will be officially unveiled at the Dubai motor show in November alongside the Range Rover Autobiography Black bespoke specification package.
The standard Range Rover is not exactly small, nor does it lack for creature comforts or exclusivity. However, the new model has been specifically designed to cater to what the company calls a "growing group of consumers looking for the ultimate SUV."
As such it will offer rear passengers an extra 140mm of leg room and seats that recline to 17 degrees, a panoramic sunroof and powered side door blinds for enhanced privacy.
Adding to this sense of luxury and all-around vehicular wellbeing is the Autobiography Black specification.
Ticking that particular option box will bestow the long-wheelbase SUV with a unique seat cover design inspired by first-class travel. It features a number of massage settings and 18-points of adjustability, and is built around a center console complete with:
- electrically operated leather-covered tables
- a chiller compartment to keep the champagne at exactly the right temperature
- and all of the multimedia connectivity ports that modern life demands.
Completing the effect are two 10.2-inch screens, mounted to the backs of the front seats, a Meridian Audio system and cabin mood lighting with 10 different settings.
From the outside, the only hints of this exclusivity will be a choice of four two-color paint finishes, specially designed side and front grilles, redesigned rear lights, plus a choice of 7-spoke 21-inch or 22-inch wheels with a high-gloss polished finish, both of which are exclusive to the model.