Published: Wed, January 24, 2018
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Range Rover SV Coupe marks return of the two-door Land Rover

Range Rover SV Coupe marks return of the two-door Land Rover

The British SUV maker will add style and subtract utility from its legendary Range Rover with the Range Rover SV Coupe debuting in March at the 2018 Geneva auto show.

It's not yet clear how many have been earmarked for Australia, but a local JLR spokesman has confirmed a limited number will arrive here from October or November. Gorgeous figured wood trim coats the dashboard and console, and the front and rear seating areas get their own distinct color environments: white leather fore and navy blue leather aft.

With a price like that, expect only the most powerful engine and specs to be fitted: the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 packing 503bhp and 461lb ft of torque is expected, promising 0-62mph in a little over five seconds and a top speed limited to 155mph.

There is no official technical information regarding the SV Coupe, as they will be made available in March, at the Geneva event.

However, every Range Rover since 1981 - except the limited-edition 1991 CSK, which paid tribute to the model's original designer Charles Spencer King - has come with four doors.

"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. This is a vehicle that will resonate on an emotional level'.

"Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with Range Rover nearly 50 years ago".

We don't yet know if the "Coupe" bit refers just to its two-door format or whether it will be styled with a new roofline and back-end, but it's being built by Special Vehicle Operations and it seems likely the body shape will change.

Land Rover says the vehicle will pay tribute to the original Range Rover which was launched as a two-door coupe in 1970.

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