The first pictures of the new long wheelbase Range Rover have been released by Land Rover, together with details of the new Autobiography Black, set to become the pinnacle of the range.

The LWB Range Rover’s bodyshell has been lengthened in front of the rear wheels, resulting in an additional 140mm of legroom for rear seat passengers.

The rear seats, available either as a traditional bench or individual ‘executive class’ seats, can now be reclined by up to 17 degrees, up from the nine degrees of the standard Range Rover models.

Additionally, the front passenger seat can be easily slid forward to provide room to stretch out.

The longer Range Rover comes equipped with powered side blinds, extra storage space and a panoramic sunroof as standard.

Long wheelbase models are available as either Autobiography or Autobiography Black, with a hybrid version to follow later in 2014.

Adding to the already opulent Autobiography spec is the new Autobiography Black.

It wears a bespoke front grille and side vents, exclusive LED rear lights, a choice of 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels with a polished finish plus subtle badging.

Inside, there are a pair of individual rear seats with massage function and position memory, electrically-raised tables, a chiller compartment, extended centre console, and 10.2-inch rear screens coupled with the Meridian Audio system.

There’s further bling in the form of configurable LED ‘mood’ lighting, plus illuminated Autobiography Black tread plates, and extra leather wrapping on the seat backs, ski hatch, and parcel shelf.

Three colour combinations will be available: Ebony/Lunar, Espresso/Tan and Dark Cherry/Ivory.  Lunar/Cirrus and Navy/Ivory will follow in spring 2014.