Land Rover is looking to define a new genre of SUV with the introduction of the Range Rover SV Coupe, the only full-size luxury two-door SUV in the world.
Tasked with its creation were Land Rover Design, together with the SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) team. After putting down their crayons, the finished product featured a stylish and exclusive exterior as well as a luxurious cabin, offering extensive personalization options.
“The Range Rover SV Coupe is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline. With a dramatic two-door silhouette, this breath-taking four seat coupe alludes to its unique heritage while being thoroughly modern and contemporary,” stated design chief, Gerry McGovern. “Beautifully realized and superbly engineered, the Range Rover SV Coupe delivers the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built.”
In order to give this SUV a powerful road presence, Land Rover relied on signature features such as the floating roof, continuous waist design and tapering tail, but also on the frameless glass doors, panoramic roof and unique side vent and grille designs. This is also the first Range Rover model to come with a 23-inch wheel option.
Inside, the SV Coupe boasts semi-aniline leather seats with a diamond quilt design that’s unique to this model. Each unit will be hand-built to the customer’s personal specification, as buyers will be able to choose from four front-to-rear contrasting interior paintjobs as well as a range of single-tone interior colors.
Altogether, there are over 100 paint colors to choose from, plus unique hues, contrast stitching, headrest embroidery, door handle and tread plate engraving, as well as semi-precious metal badging.
Powered by a 565 PS 5.0-liter supercharged V8, the SV Coupe is the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with a top speed of 165 mph (265 km/h), while its 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time is 5 seconds flat. Compared to the standard Range Rover, the SV Coupe sits closer to the road by 8 mm (0.31 inches), yet boasts a 900 mm (35.4 inches) maximum wading depth and a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes (7,716 lbs).
Sales for the Range Rover SV Coupe are expected to start in Q4 of 2018, with a starting price tag of £240,000 ($333,000) in the UK.
Update – images from the Geneva Motor Show added to the gallery below