Land Rover says it’s celebrating the best of British with the SW1 Special Edition, the first in a series of ‘Inspired by Britain’ special editions.
Based on the Dynamic body style, it will be offered in Firenze Red, Fuji White, Loire Blue, Santorini Black and Corris Grey with a contrast Fuji white roof and gloss. It also features Fuji White 20-inch alloy wheels and Union Flag (as it remains while Scotland votes for independence) graphics on the rear spoiler and white door mirror housings. White tick decals also run the length of the bodywork – changed to red for the Fuji White paint option.
Inside there’s an anodised red finish for the rotary shift controller and shift paddles for models fitted with the 9-speed automatic transmission, while versions with the manual transmission get a Union Flag-themed gear lever insert. Headrests are finished with tags bearing the Union Flag colour graphic, and this is repeated on the carpet mats with Ebony binding. As a finishing touch, the same motif, rendered in monochrome, is etched into the sill plates and vehicle key.
The SW1 Special Edition Evoque Monochrome adds a twist by following the style treatment of the Evoque Union, but with the graphics and details presented in a single colour, Based on the Pure body style, it will be available with a choice of Santorini Black, Fuji White and Corris Grey paint finishes, with a contrast black roof on the second two colours.
Both special edition models feature unique white RANGE ROVER lettering on the bonnet.
The special editions will be available for customers to order from mid-October, but won’t go on sale in the UK. Personally, we’re not keen, so not too sad about that!