Land Rover’ SVO Division Allegedly Considering A Two-Door Range Rover

How many doors does the range-topping Range Rover have? If you answered four (or five with the tailgate), you’re probably thinking of the current model and most of its progenitors. But that wasn’t always the case, and it might just change in the future.

Speaking with Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern at the LA Auto Show recently, Motoring reports that a two/three-door Range Rover could be in the works.

“There’s probably less market for a two-door [Evoque], and given that we have a cabriolet there’s no need,” said McGovern. “But as we get bigger you can think about going two-door because it becomes more exclusive, which might give you a hint.”

In between the lines, what we can read into that is that JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division could coach-build an exclusive Range Rover coupe, based on the flagship model – not on the (relatively) lower-end Range Rover Sport, Velar, or Evoque (the two/three-door version of which is being discontinued).

“The good thing with SVO is it is a self-funding business, so there are opportunities within SVO that don’t necessarily have to be mainstream and small volume [vehicles] lend itself beautifully to that,” McGovern told Motoring.

It wouldn’t be the first case, after all. The first-generation Range Rover originally debuted in 1970 as a two-door. The four-door didn’t come out until 1981, with the two-door being phased out in 1994.

As Motor Trend points out, Land Rover showcased a two-door concept called the Range Stormer that’s pictured here in 2004. It styling previewed the original Range Rover Sport that surfaced later the same year, but the concept featured two doors instead of the four of the production model.

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  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    how about evoque 3 door?

    • Fabián Montiel

      Discontinued

      • Marcin Lewandowski

        No, it is not.
        In Europe you can still buy Evoque in 3d, 5d or cabrio body styles.

  • FIRST THEY DROP THE EVOQUE COUPE THEN TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A RANGE ROVER COUPE?

    • Matt

      Yes… as in the Land Rover Range Rover coupe, not Evoque.

      • DUH. YOUR POINT?

        • Matt

          The Evoque and RR compete in different market segments, so it’s completelly plausible to build a coupe in the bigger-margin luxury SUV segment while dropping the Evoque Coupe from lower down in the range.

          My point is the ‘dropping’ of the Evoque coupe is irrelevant.

          • IT SEEMS COUPES IN ALL SEGMENTS ARE BEING DROPPED. BMW NO LONGER SELLS A 2 DOOR 6 SERIES. SOMEONE LOOKING FOR A COUPE MAY NOT STICK TO A “SEGMENT”. SO IT’S NOT IRRELEVANT.

  • Bash

    Would love for sure..

  • rover10

    WHY? about as sensible as hopping.

  • Grumpy

    I thought they learned by now. 2 door SUVs don’t sell.
    I swear i saw a video on that a few weeks ago.

  • Six Thousand Times

    They tried with the Evoque.

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