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28 Mar 2014

When Land Rover launched the all new Range Rover earlier this year, we’re pretty sure no-one sat in the gargantuan vehicle and said “Hmmm, it’s a bit pokey in the back”. But that hasn’t stopped them from launching this, the new Range Rover L, shown here ahead of the reveal at the LA Motor Show.

The L is stretched by 140mm, all of which is in the wheelbase, meaning all of that is felt by the rear seat passengers. There have been subtle styling modifications, such as a new stretched rear door which means that the new LWB model looks hardly any different to the standard car to most passers-by. This new model also launches a new trim level called Autobiography Black, only available on the LWB and meant to be the utmost luxury available. The big changes are inside, with plush materials, an extended centre console and electrically deployed, leather-covered tray tables, which incorporate USB charging sockets and cupholders.

Rear passengers also get 10.2-inch TV screens mounted in the back of the front seats and access to a chiller compartment. The rear seats feature 18-way electric adjustment, a massage function and configurable LED mood lighting.

With the LWB in top spec Autobiography Black, you can only have the individual ‘Executive Class’ rear seats with a console between them. The seats can recline by 17 degrees and the rear passenger can also have control of moving the front passenger seat forward as well, increasing legroom yet further.

This new model takes the Range Rover exactly where they have planned all along – as a rival to Bentley and Rolls Royce. It is still below them in the price bracket – the V8 LWB will be around £140,000 with the Hybrid model to cost north of £150,000 – but it offers as much if not more legroom, just as much luxury and an equally impressive brand name.