As such, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November, Land Rover unveiled the pinnacle of the Range Rover range, the Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black. With a stupendous array of creature comforts, the latest specification sits not merely above the very fine standard Range Rover, but the luxury-laden Autobiography edition as well. The new top model will be available globally when it goes on sale next March, but Land Rover expects the Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black to play especially well in markets – China, for instance – where affluent buyers prefer to be driven rather than drive themselves.
Within the commodious passenger compartment, which has been stretched to yield an additional 7.3in of rear-seat leg room, the Black, to quote its maker, “delivers higher levels of luxury with unique design finishes, precision leather detailing and new features to give this vehicle specification a distinctive and subtly different character both inside and out.” The Executive Class package adds a pair of private-jet-style reclining seats and a broad centre console with electrically deployable, leather-topped tables.
Rest assured, such vehicular hedonism will not come cheap. A standard long-wheelbase Range Rover will command $106,000 in the US; with the Autobiography package, that sum expands to $142,000; and with Black treatment, like the comprehensively equipped Valliore white example pictured here, the bottom line will reach $199,500.
Savour a 360-degree panorama view from the plush rear seats of the long-wheelbase Autobiography Black here.