Land Rover’s latest mega high-end Range Rover is the SV Carmel Edition for the North American market only, and comes with a jaw-dropping price tag of £327,000 ($345,000). The SV Carmel Edition is a limited-edition Range Rover, and only 17 are being made by Land Rover’s SV Bespoke division.
It’s named after the Carmel area of the USA’s Pacific coast, and an undisclosed portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Outside, the SV Carmel Edition’s long-wheelbase body is easily distinguished by its Satin Bronze finish, used only for this edition. There are matching bronze inserts in the 23in diamond-turned wheels, also seen in the SV Serenty edition. But most of the upgrades are inside.
Slide your lambskin loafers over the SV Bespoke branded treadplates and you’ll find a four-seat ‘Signature Suite’ layout, with a full-length centre console.
If the duo-tone colour scheme evokes images of the sea, that’s probably the point. Up front, the ‘Near-Aniline’ leather is Liberty Blue, while the rear is trimmed in Caraway (light brown/sand). All feature special embroidery.
It’s classy and not too flash. But maybe the same can’t be said of the electrically deployable cup holders and table, SV-etched Dartington Crystal glassware and integrated fridge. There’s a golfing theme too, as buyers get two sets of golf clubs custom made for them by Titleist.
Ceramics have been used for the switchgear, including the gear lever – a feature introduced for the SV Serenity model (which, by the way, costs from ‘only’ £171,575 in long-wheelbase form).
Want one? First you’ll have to be a guest of Range Rover House, an invitation-only retreat in the Carmel Highlands where the SV Carmel Edition was launched last week.