Auto Expo 2014: A new long wheelbase Range Rover

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Auto Expo 2014 A new long wheelbase Range Rover (4)

Land Rover is extending customer appeal of its family of luxury SUV vehicles with the launch of a new long wheelbase Range Rover in India.

The first Range Rover long wheelbase in 20 years, this new model will cater for a growing group of consumers looking for the ultimate SUV, and an alternative to the traditional long wheelbase saloon cars in this segment. Clever packaging has increased rear legroom by 186mm for rear seat passengers and boosted recline to 17 degrees with the executive seating package to provide enhanced comfort and space.

“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 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,” says Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover.

An additional 186mm 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 17 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 will carry a distinctive ‘L’ badge mounted into the exterior accents behind each front wheel arch.

Standard features across all models include automatic 8 speed transmission, Adaptive Dynamics, Terrain Response 2, 8 inch full colour HD Dual View touch screen display with TV Tuner, sliding panoramic roof and a front centre console cooler.

This is the first Range Rover long wheelbase since the Range Rover LSE which ran from 1992 to 1994.

SPECIFICATIONS: 3.0L TDV6 Diesel Vogue, 2993cc, 248PS, 600Nm | 4.4L SDV8 Diesel Vogue SE and Autobiography, 4367cc, 339PS, 700Nm | 5.0L V8 S/C Petrol Autobiography, 4999cc, 510PS, 625Nm | 5,199mm length | 295.5mm ground clearance | 1,840mm height | Automatic 8-speed transmission

 

 

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