Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations will build just 999 of them.
Recent spy photos reveal that Land Rover has a two-door Range Rover under development, and now the company's first official teaser of the new Range Rover SV Coupe unveils its luxurious cabin. The high-end SUV will debut in full at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Land Rover's teaser image reveals that the Range Rover SV Coupe should be a nice place to take a ride. The front passengers sit in white, diamond-quilted leather seats, and the material covers the dashboard, too. The folks in the rear get matching chairs in a shade of very dark navy blue. A wood-covered center console runs the entire length of the cabin and metallic trim gives it an appearance like high-end furniture.
The company doesn't reveal the exterior yet, but spy photos (gallery below) provide a great hint of what to expect. The front end features slight revisions over the four-door Range Rover, like new headlights and updated sculpting for the grille. In profile, the wheelbase is visibly shorter than the existing Rangie, and the camouflage evident in the spy photos suggests a steeper rake for the glass in the hatchback.
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations will build each Range Rover SV Coupe by hand, and the division will only produce 999 of them. The company will offer the posh SUV coupe worldwide.
Previous rumors indicate that the Range Rover SV Coupe could occupy a spot around the very top of the company's range. The combination of exclusivity and high-end finishes could push the price as high as 200,000 pounds ($280,000 at current exchange rates).
A new, two-door Range Rover marks a return to form for the venerable model. From 1970 to 1981, the SUV was only available as a coupe, and it remained as an option for years afterward.
Source: Land Rover
Gallery: Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Teaser
LIMITED EDITION RANGE ROVER SV COUPE SET FOR WORLD DEBUT AT 2018 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
– Land Rover announces the introduction of a new addition to the Range Rover portfolio – the Range Rover SV Coupe
– Coupe design pays homage to the original Range Rover during the Land Rover brand’s 70th Anniversary year
– Limited to 999 units, the Range Rover SV Coupe will be offered to buyers worldwide, each hand-assembled by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire, UK
– The all-new model will make its world premiere at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show as part of the Jaguar Land Rover press conference at 11:45 CET, live streamed on www.landroverusa.com
(MAHWAH, N.J.) - January 23, 2018 – Today, Land Rover announces the introduction of an all-new full-size luxury SUV coupe. The Range Rover SV Coupe will be a dramatic and desirable addition to the Range Rover model portfolio featuring a seductive body design and a supremely refined interior.
“The Range Rover SV Coupe is a highly compelling design with peerless refinement and uncompromised sophistication from its breathtaking exterior proportions to its sumptuous, beautifully appointed, interior. This is a vehicle that will resonate on an emotional level,” said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer.
The SV Coupe is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline, with a dramatic two- door silhouette which alludes to its unique heritage – the Range Rover launched as a two-door in 1970 – while being thoroughly modern and contemporary.
The interior image released today illustrates that traditional skills have combined with the latest technologies throughout the cabin to exquisite effect. Stunning to the eye, sumptuous to the touch, it is a light, contemporary space where attention to detail has been paramount.
Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations have created the Range Rover SV Coupe, which will be hand-assembled at the SV Technical Center in Ryton-on- Dunsmore in Warwickshire, UK. Production will be limited to no more than 999 vehicles for worldwide distribution.
“Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with Range Rover almost 50 years ago. In launching the new Range Rover SV Coupe, we will offer clients an alluring combination of peerless luxury and rarity,” said John Edwards, Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director. “Unveiling this special vehicle at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, during Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary year, will be a defining moment for Land Rover, the Range Rover portfolio and Special Vehicle Operations.”
A full range of images and specification details for the new Range Rover SV Coupe, will be revealed at www.landroverusa.com on March 6, 2018.
About Land Rover
Founded in 1948, Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures its vehicles in the United Kingdom. For almost 70 years the brand has built a reputation for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world; whether driving through the heart of the city or traversing the countryside on- and off-road. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the Discovery and Discovery Sport; Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information, visit the official Land Rover website at www.landroverusa.com.
About Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports sedan and sports car marques.
The company employs over 40,000 people globally, with 330 in the U.S. and supports around 275,000 more through our dealerships, suppliers and local businesses. Manufacturing is centered in the UK, with additional plants in China, Brazil, India and Slovakia.
At Jaguar Land Rover we are driven by a desire to create class-leading products that deliver great customer experiences. The largest investor in R&D in the UK manufacturing sector, we have invested £12 billion (USD$15.7 billion) in the last five years and in the current year alone will spend over £3.5 billion (USD$4.5 billion) on new product creation and capital expenditure. Last year Jaguar Land Rover sold over 583,000 vehicles in 136 countries, with nearly 80 percent of our vehicles produced in the UK being sold abroad.