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Can I add seats to an N1 Range Rover?

Hi guys,

Is it possible to convert a two-seat N1 (10-year-old Range Rover) to a five-seat N1?



Ken McGrath (Cork)

Jul 2021 Filed under: commercial vehicle

Expert answer

Hi Ken,

It is technically possible, and allowed under the regulations, but it’s going to be a costly job. You see, the conversion to N1 commercial status in the first place will have involved not merely taking out the rear seats, but also the mounts for the rear seatbelts. Putting those back in is physically both expensive and time-consuming, even for a professional, but with a car like a Range Rover there are also rear-seat safety systems, such as pyrotechnic seatbelts and rear side airbags to consider.

As I say, you can do it and there are some forms to fill out at the local motor tax office to get it re-designated as a passenger car, plus a bunch of extra motor tax to pay, but it’s going to be an expensive project. 

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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