Land Rover launches 2-door SV Coupé at Geneva Motor Show
Land Rover has introduced its latest model at the Geneva motor show: the Range Rover SV Coupé. The world’s first two-door, full-size luxury SUV is based on a heavily modified L405 Range Rover (the only shared exterior parts are the bonnet, lower tailgate, lights and fuel flap).
This four-seater brings the brand into super luxury coupé sector, competing with Rolls-Royce and Bentley – and with a price to reflect that: from £240,000. Only 999 SV Coupés, hand-assembled to customers’ specifications, will be produced next year at the SVO Technical Centre in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire.
A 565PS and 700Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 powers the new two-door Range Rover. Coupled with the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the Coupé will make the 0-60mph sprint in 5.0sec and have a top speed of 165mph – faster than any standard Range Rover.
The colour palette extends to 100 shades with finishes in gloss or matt, on top of ‘match to sample’ hues. The Liquesence paint option brings a ‘liquid metal’ finish while the Contour Graphic offers a contrasting tint to the flanks, from the side vents back. New wheel designs are offered in 21, 22 and 23 inches – the latter being a first on a production Range Rover.
Mega luxury and delicate craftsmanship are evident in the two-tone cabin. The 20-way front and 10-way electrically adjustable rear graduated diamond quilt seats may be specified in different colours.
There are new wood finishes, such as fused walnut and sycamore or palisander on the steering wheel, door casings, centre console, instrument panel and loadspace floor, reminiscent of the L322 Ultimate Edition Range Rover.
Bespoke headrest embroidery, door handles and treadplates, engraving and semi-precious metal badging will be offered. The 1700-watt, 23-speaker, sound system features Trifield 3D ‘concert sound’ technology.
Alterations to the chassis include an 8mm lower stance (the suspension automatically lowers by 15mm above 65mph). The Range Rover retains its world-class 900mm maximum wading depth. The Terrain Response 2 is kept, too, along with the Active Locking Rear Differential.
Land Rover offers a five-year Care Package, covering services including brake replacement. Range Rover SV Coupé sale will start in the fourth quarter of 2018. You can register your interest at landrover.com
Range Rover SV Coupé Tech Spec
- Engine: Supercharged 4999cc V8 petrol
- Max power: 458bhp
- Max torque: 516lb ft.
- 0-60mph: 5.0 seconds
- Top speed: 165mph
- Gearbox: 8-speed ZF automatic with 2-speed transfer box
- Brakes: 380mm front, 365mm rear
- Length: 5013 mm
- Width: 2220mm
- Height: 1794mm
- Fording depth: 900mm
- Approach angle at off-road height: 31°
- Breakover angle at off-road height: 26.5°
- Departure angle at off- road height: 25°
- Ground clearance: 263mm
- Wheels: 21, 22 or 23-inch with new dark grey and silver polished alloys
- Tyres: 275/45 R21, 275/40 R22 or 275/40 R23
- Price: from £240,000