By Jennifer Geiger on November 20, 2013
Land Rover is offering a more versatile and even more luxurious version of its Range Rover SUV for 2014. The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase and Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black editions were unveiled today at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Range Rover Long-Wheelbase offers an additional 7.3 inches of rear legroom, and when equipped with the optional Executive Seating Package, it has an increased seatback recline of 17 degrees — 8 degrees more than the standard wheelbase model. Standard on all long-wheelbase models are power door blinds and a panoramic sunroof. Aside from the added length, an "L" badge on the door trims distinguishes the new model.
Outside, the Autobiography Black version is distinguished by black enamel badges and additional chrome trim around the vents and headlights. It also rides on exclusive seven-spoke 21-inch high-gloss wheels.
The Long-Wheelbase model will be available in Supercharged and Autobiography trim levels; both versions will go on sale early next year. The 2014 LWB Supercharged model starts at $106,195, around $6,000 more than short-wheelbase Supercharged models.
Land Rover calls the 2014 Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black a "new offering to meet growing demand for an ultra-luxury edition of the Range Rover," but it's not targeting many customers. The 2014 model starts at $185,000 and is a limited edition; only 100 units are planned for the U.S. market (all prices include an $895 destination fee).
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer