Limited run model will pay homage to the original Range Rover
Land Rover is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018, and looks to be doing plenty of reminiscing in the process. Having already announced that they're lumping a V8 in 150 Defenders, the team at Special Vehicle Operations has now chosen to pay homage to the original two-door Range Rover - the car that started the SUV revolution - with a Range Rover SV Coupe.
It isn't certain where in the Range Rover portfolio the SV coupe will sit, though the team claims it will be the first full-size luxury SUV coupe, so somewhere between the Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport sounds about right. Limited to 999 examples worldwide, the RR SV Coupe will be hand assembled by Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire to go head to head with rivals from Germany and Italy in the shapes of the BMW X6, Mercedes GLE and Lamborghini Urus.
John Edwards, Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, said, "Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with Range Rover almost 50 years ago. In launching the new Range Rover SV Coupé, we will offer clients an alluring combination of peerless luxury and rarity."
There are no details of the exterior and powertrains so far but expect to see the traditional Range Rover features including the floating roof and the castellated bonnet. Inside, we get a bird's eye view of the 2+2 layout with quilted leather seats and a substantial amount of wood running along the centre console. In 1970, the Range Rover was revealed at the Louvre, but for the 70th things are a little more restrained with an official unveiling scheduled for Geneva on March 6th.
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