Paying homage to the original Range Rover, this super-luxury SUV will be limited to 999 units

Land Rover has confirmed it is developing a two-door Range Rover SV Coupé that will be produced in up to 999 examples.

Arriving in the 70th year of Land Rover, the model pays homage to the original two-door Range Rover from 1970 (pictured below).

A single image revealing the interior’s four-seat layout has been released; it shows front and rear seats are trimmed in different-coloured leather.

The dash is familiar from the regular car, but the transmission tunnel remains raised into the rear of the interior, taking place of the middle seat.

Although it has yet to be revealed, Autocar understands that the the SV Coupé will mix the design of the regular car with bespoke features. Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern has set the bar high with his description.

“The Range Rover SV Coupé is a highly compelling design with peerless refinement and uncompromised sophistication, from its breathtaking exterior proportions to its sumptuous, beautifully appointed interior,” he said.

It’s likely that the car will be powered by the top-of-the-range engine offered in a Range Rover – the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that produces up to 557bhp in the SVAutobiography model.

Following a reveal at the Geneva motor show in March, customer cars will be produced by Special Vehicle Operations. No pricing has been announced, but the new model’s expected placing above the current range-topping SVAutobiography could see it priced at £200,000 or more.

It will be the only two-door super-luxury SUV on sale. Other SUV offerings in this segment, including the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, all have four passenger doors.

Land Rover still offers a two-door Range Rover Evoque and Evoque Convertible, however. It produced a two-door Range Stormer concept (ssee gallery) back in 2004 as a prelude to the first-generation Range Rover Sport.

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24 January 2018
'My design for this car is breathtaking' modestly announced the modest designer, Gerry 'one shape fits all' McGovern.

24 January 2018
eseaton wrote:

'My design for this car is breathtaking' modestly announced the modest designer, Gerry 'one shape fits all' McGovern.

McGovern will be quaking in his tiny boots at the thought of what Khan Design has in mind for his latest masterpiece!

24 January 2018

I wouldn't worry about that, ol' son: looks like Our Gerry has out-quilted Mr Khan before Yorkshire's 'Answer to Giorgetto Giugiaro' can get his hands one. Still, I'm sure it won't stop the latter from dipping everything in black and getting it endorsed by a cast member of Geordie Shore.  Can't wait. 

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24 January 2018

This feels like JLR is dipping its toe in the water to see if it can push the Range Rover brand as a competitor to Bentley and Rolls Royce.... diamond dashboards here we come...

24 January 2018
TStag wrote:

This feels like JLR is dipping its toe in the water to see if it can push the Range Rover brand as a competitor to Bentley and Rolls Royce...

A little-known price cut already answered that question: the 2017 SVAutobiography Dynamic went on sale for around £133k, replacing the 2016 version that was around £150k. It's since crept up a little to around £142k.

24 January 2018

Come on Autocar, can we please have one day where you dont kiss the **** of JLR...

There must be more going on in the automotive world to report about than the opinion of self appointed 'King Gerry'

24 January 2018
Waiting in hope wrote:

Come on Autocar, can we please have one day where you dont kiss the **** of JLR...

There must be more going on in the automotive world to report about than the opinion of self appointed 'King Gerry'

I don't get comments like this. I want to hear what the designers and engineers have to say even if it's full of marketing spin. We have the thoughts of BMW engineers on the electric Mini in another article on Autocar, and that was the last one I clicked on.

24 January 2018
TStag wrote:

Waiting in hope wrote:

Come on Autocar, can we please have one day where you dont kiss the **** of JLR...

There must be more going on in the automotive world to report about than the opinion of self appointed 'King Gerry'

I don't get comments like this. I want to hear what the designers and engineers have to say even if it's full of marketing spin. We have the thoughts of BMW engineers on the electric Mini in another article on Autocar, and that was the last one I clicked on.

It isn't difficult. It's about providing a balance in what is given priority on their website. It's very obvious to most, although not you it seems that there is a noticeable bias towards JLR articles, often there's two or three a day promoted onto the front page, worst still those articles read more like advertorials rather than genuine unbiased journalism.

On another note and casting aside the usual McGovern blathering it'll be interesting to see if LR can successfully pull this off. Whilst they have the 60 - 100k market covered with well judged products I think they may not quite have a grasp on the intricacies of this end of the market.

24 January 2018
Waiting in hope wrote:

Come on Autocar, can we please have one day where you dont kiss the **** of JLR...

There must be more going on in the automotive world to report about than the opinion of self appointed 'King Gerry'

They are UK's largest carmakers. If u are more interested in wanting to find out what fraud VW and their franchisees are commiting right now try Auto-Bild instead!

24 January 2018

100 million dollars!!! Yawn.

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