Range Rover LWB spied

20 Jul, 2012 5:14pm Jack Rix

Long-wheelbase Range Rover has been spotted for the first time

A long-wheelbase version of the new Range Rover has been spotted for the first time. At first glance it appears to be a standard prototype, but look closer and the much larger rear door gives the game away.

Expected to go on sale in late 2013 - a year after the standard car - this is the first time a long-wheelbase Range Rover has been offered. It highlights the growing importance of the Chinese market to the brand, where long-wheelbase variants of luxury cars have had an explosion in popularity.

It also proves that the Range Rover is viewed more as a luxury car these days, as opposed to a capable 4x4. The extra length should also directly answer critisisms of the current car’s legroom.

A long-wheelbase version of the Jaguar XJ will set you back around £3,000 more than an equivalent version of the standard car, so we can expect a similar premium to be applied to the stretched Range Rover. This should take prices up to around £80,000 for an entry-level TDV8.

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Vogue LSE at the end of 80's early 90's?

Beat me to it. Yes, LSE was an extended Range Rover available in the showrooms in the early 90's

Nothing new then