News Category: New Models

It was going to take some doing, but it looks like the superb New Range Rover L405 has been outdone by Land Rover as an even more luxurious, long wheelbase, version has been revealed and it has its sights set firmly at the Chinese, chauffeur driven, market.

Long Wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography

Long Wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography

Prices are expected to start at around £140,000 for the first LWB Range Rover in over 20 years. And it’s come about due to the demand for increased comfort and luxury for passengers in the back.

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

Coming in at just under eight inches longer (198mm) than the original, if you’ve got a very heavy wallet you can choose from 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. And there’s plenty of other gadgets and gizmos available as you would expect.

LWB Range Rover Announced

LWB Range Rover Announced

Panoramic sunroof, powered door blinds, a redesigned centre console, with electronically deployable tables and a chiller compartment as well as 10.2 inch screens in the rear of the front seat headrests to name just a few, depending on seat choice.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said, “The Range Rover Autobiography Black is the latest step in our transformational journey that moves luxury to another level. This vehicle is an intensely design focused response to our customers’ desire for more choice and exclusivity.”

The new flagship vehicle is being announced at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles motor shows but it will be trumped at the Dubai motor show on November 5th when the LWB Range Rover Autobiography Black is announced. It is believed that the “standard” LWB version will go on sale before the top-end ‘Black’ around March time 2014 with the biggest, boldest and priciest Range Rover ever looking likely for an August 2014 release date.

Land Rover continue to offer increased options for personalisation and sophistication, and in 2013 they’ve added a range of optional extras for the Discovery 4.

Black design packs include gloss black grille and fender vents, door handles and mirror caps, badging and roof rails. They’re also offering more options for leather interiors, including twin-stitch detailing for fascia, doors and around instrument binnacles.

All this comes along with more interior and exterior colour choices, plus they are limiting the navigation choices to only the Premium options.

The Infotainment system has been upgraded and enhanced with extras such as independent touch-screen, WhiteFire cordless headphones and a range of speaker options delivering up to 825W.

You can read the whole spec in detail here.

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Brookwell Land Rover Project X – we’re going to be kitting out a Defender 90 with all the best parts from our suppliers to create the ultimate Brookwell mascot vehicle!

We need your help though, to come up with a name for our vehicle. Make a suggestion by March 20th and you could win a £50 Brookwells voucher.

You can view more details and suggest a name on the project page or you can become a fan on our Facebook page and post your suggestion to our Facebook wall. We’ll be updating both the project page and our Facebook page as the project progresses, so you’ll be able to keep track of the vehicle as it develops.

You can also use the form on the project page to submit suggestions for the parts we can use to create the ultimate Land Rover.

The Land Rover Defender was officially re-launched yesterday. This means more changes for the 59 year history of Defender.

The basic defender hasn’t really changed all that much. It still comes in a choice of three wheelbase lengths and 14 separate body styles.
Prices have increased since that last release of the Defender – prices have increased by around £400 and prices range between £18,645 to £26,605

It is thought that 80% of Defenders ever made are still in use today.