Range Rover has just unveiled its new two-door SV Coupe variant at the Geneva International Motor Show, and we like what we’re seeing. It looks just right with two less doors, much like its first-gen ancestor, which first appeared nearly half a century ago.
The only body panels the SV Coupe shares with its four-door siblings are its hood and lower tailgate. It doesn’t deviate from the traditional two-box silhouette but it does get a unique greenhouse shape with a lower roofline and a more slanted back windscreen. This gives it a sleeker more coupe-like profile that is reminiscent of the smaller Velar. Its frameless front doors with near-flush mounted side windows and hidden B-pillars give it a neater much more modern look.
Up front it gets a bolder grille with a chrome border that extends down the front fascia. Larger lower grille openings give it a sportier appearance, while the grille sections below the headlights get the chrome honeycomb treatment for a more premium touch.
Moving on to its sides, it gets unique fender-mounted mesh side vents with satin silver surrounds. At the back, its reshaped rear bumper displays the pair of integrated exhaust tips better. Completing the look are sporty sets of alloy wheels which range from 21- to 23-inches.
Inside it features four diamond quilt leather seats and an option between single tone interior colors or contrasting duo-tone interior colors, front to rear. The steering wheel rim, dashboard, center console, and door trims are finished with wood veneer. In front of the driver is a 12-inch fully digital gauge cluster. At the center are two stacked 10-inch touchscreens.
Under its clamshell hood is a 5.0-liter supercharged aluminum V8 gasoline powerplant, which produces 557hp and 700Nm. It’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This big Luxury Coupe SUV can sprint from 0-100kph in only 5.3 seconds. Its top speed is 265kph, impressive for a large Range Rover.
As expected, a permanent four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer box and an active locking rear diff come as standard. Multiple drive modes can be selected via its Terrain Response 2 system. It has five air suspension ride height settings. To improve stability and aerodynamics, the vehicle will automatically lower itself when it cruises at 105kph and up.
Each SV Coupe will be hand-assembled at Land Rover’s SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire. Only 999 units of this limited edition model will be built for global consumption. Sales will begin at the fourth quarter of 2018.
Its price tag in the UK will start at an eye-popping £240,000 or P17.3 million, significantly more than its four-door siblings.