Haven't they done this before?
Yes, they have. After more than 20 years, the Range Rover has returned with a long wheelbase version for buyers to choose from.
What Land Rover's flagship brand did was add an extra 140mm of metal ahead of the rear axle to help liberate legroom for rear passengers.
And to make sure owners will feel special in this LWB Range Rover, some bespoke design details have been arranged for the luxury SUV like the front grille, side vents and seven-spoke wheels available in sizes of either 21 or 22 inches.
Are there Ottoman-style seats inside?
Almost, if not exactly, like that. If you don't go for the standard three-seat rear bench, Land Rover will provide you with two Business Class-style seats that can recline by 17 degrees _ eight more than usual, thanks to the extra interior space. As well, the front passenger seat can slide forward to further improve rear legroom (for just one person, of course).
The console is also fully extended to the rear in this particular configuration and incorporates desktop and chiller box, as such. There are also 10.2-inch monitors fitted behind the front seats and adjustable ambience lighting and colours.
Some of these features are also part of the new Autobiography Black, a specification reserved just for the stretched Range Rover.
In a nutshell, this special Range Rover aims to convert punters of high-end stretched saloons like the BMW 7-series, Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-class.
Will it be available in right-hand-drive format?
Yes, and that should be of good news for Range Rover fans needing to be chauffeur-driven. But you won't get it immediately even if you have the money (pricing has yet to be revealed).
The Range Rover LWB will be available from late March next year after a public debut in Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows late this month.
Autobiography Black, meanwhile, will tease the Arabs first at the Dubai motor show, also in November, before reaching other customers in August next year.
Autobiography Black spec nets desktop and chiller box.