A nod to the old school, with a hefty limited-edition price tag to boot

First introduced in 1970 under the British Leyland brand, the Range Rover was initially offered exclusively in a two-door body style, with a four-door version arriving much later in 1981. Now in its fourth generation, the Range Rover is about to get back to its two-door roots with a new limited edition called the SV Coupe. Created as a joint effort between Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the Range Rover SV Coupe brings unique exterior style matched with superlative interior comfort and a serious wallop under the hood - for a price, of course.

Updated 03/14/2018: We’ve added the latest pictures and info on the new Range Rover SV Coupe!

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Exterior

  • Exclusive two-door body style
  • Still looks like a Land Rover should
  • Unique side vents and grille designs
  • First time 23-inch wheel option
  • Well over 100 paint colors for the body panels
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The aesthetic is most definitely an upgrade, however, it’s still unquestionably a Range Rover.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Range Rover SV Coupe is obviously the two-door body style, which graces the traditionally boxy Land Rover exterior styling with a pair of extended doors that reach back towards the tail. The door crease breaks up an otherwise solid profile that angles down as it approaches the rear, with straight lines and big blocky shapes throughout. The aesthetic is most definitely an upgrade, however, it’s still unquestionably a Range Rover.

“The signature floating roof, continuous waist and tapering tail are instantly recognizable Range Rover DNA, yet are expressed in a unique way for this exclusive addition to the Range Rover family,” says the automaker.

Highlights include power-closing doors, frameless glass for the windows, and a top panoramic roof that lets in a good deal of ambient lighting. There’s also unique side vents and grille designs on offer, and the SV Coupe is the first Range Rover to come with a simply enormous 23-inch wheel option from the factory.

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The SV Coupe is the first Range Rover to come with a simply enormous 23-inch wheel option from the factory.

Further options include well over 100 paint colors for the body panels. The various color combinations throw in a new Contour Graphic with four two-tone selections, and there are additional paint finishes on the table, such as Liquesence, which gives the SUV’s skin a liquid metal look. Finally, Land Rover says it’ll also provide a “match to sample” color, if desired.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Interior

  • Seats four comfortably
  • Loads of infotainment goodies front to back
  • High-end materials and opulence
  • Variety of color combinations
  • Wood trim and semi-precious metal badges
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Land Rover says it was shooting for “accommodation comparable to private jets and yachts,” and to our eyes, it looks like it managed to accomplish exactly that.

As you might expect from an SUV like the Range Rover SV Coupe, the interior is top-shelf in every respect.

Let’s start with the basics. While there are just two doors provided for ingress and egress, the Range Rover SV Coupe has seating for up to four passengers total. A large center tunnel runs down the spine of the vehicle, with storage compartments, climate controls, and infotainment controls scattered in various locations.

In terms of infotainment, were expecting the same system as the Range Rover Velar, packing in the goodies like a Touch Pro Duo platform with a set of 10-inch screens. The gauges behind the steering wheel are also totally digital. The whole shebang will integrate with your smart device for remote features like remote start and climate control, remote door lock/unlock, navigation, and more.

Space is ample both front and back, with high-end luxury found at every turn. Land Rover says it was shooting for “accommodation comparable to private jets and yachts,” and to our eyes, it looks like it managed to accomplish exactly that.

For example, the materials on hand are all quite nice. The front seats are covered in a semi-aniline leather, and sport a unique gradated diamond quilting that looks quite good. The quilting also helps the SV Coupe stand out from its less regal brethren.

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Buyers will get plenty of opportunities for personalization in the interior in terms of materials and colors.

Buyers will get plenty of opportunities for personalization in the interior in terms of materials and colors. There are four unique contrasting interior color combinations on the table, splitting the rear and front seats with different hues and emphasizing the coupe-ness of the two door. There is a variety of single-color schemes as well. Trim options include no less than three unique wood veneers to choose from.

For the first time, Land Rover is also offering an interior theme dubbed Nautica, which, according to the automaker, “carefully balances heritage craftsmanship with new technology, fusing walnut and sycamore.”

Further options include a bevy of different contrast stitching selections, new headrest embroidery selections, engravings for the door handles and kick plates, and even semi-precious metal badges.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Drivetrain

  • Supercharged all-aluminum 5.0-liter V-8
  • 557 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Permanent 4WD system
  • 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds
  • Top speed of 165 mph
  • Fastest and most powerful full-size Range Rover ever
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Note: Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography pictured here.

Under the hood you’ll find JLR’s go-to power plant for making loads of go - a supercharged all-aluminum 5.0-liter V-8.

In addition to looking good and coddling its passengers, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe also has what it takes to bring the hurt in the performance department as well.

Under the hood you’ll find JLR’s go-to power plant for making loads of go - a supercharged all-aluminum 5.0-liter V-8, producing upwards of 557 horsepower and 700 Nm (516 pound-feet) of torque. It’s the same engine equipped in the Range Rover SVAutobiography, so naturally we can assume it brings with it an eight-speed automatic transmission and full-time 4WD system.

All that supercharged muscle makes the SV Coupe the fastest full-size Range Rover ever built, as well as the most powerful full-size Range Rover ever built. Not bad, if you ask us. Plant the right pedal, and you’ll sprint up to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, while top speed clocks in at 165 mph.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Chassis And Handling

  • Dropped ride height
  • Still has off-roading chops
  • Can wade through 35 inches of water
  • 7,716 pounds of towing
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The ride height was also lowered by 8 mm (0.3 inches). And that’s really what you want when you’ve got over 550 ponies under the hood.

With such an over-the-top opulence-stuffed interior, it wouldn’t be totally out of line if JLR turned the SV Coupe into a comfort-oriented street cruiser. However , thanks to that high-powered V-8 engine waiting under the hood, the suspension bits are upgraded for performance, striking a balance between comfort and sportiness in the process.

JLR claims the suspension also gets a “more driver-focused edge” as compared to the standard Range Rover. We assume that means a slightly stiffer ride, while the ride height was also lowered by 8 mm (0.3 inches). And that’s really what you want when you’ve got over 550 ponies under the hood.

Despite its uprated sporting ambitions, the Range Rover SV Coupe also boasts that inimitable all-terrain capability the nameplate is known for, and can still wade through water up to 900 mm (35.4 inches) deep. What’s more, the V-8 has enough grunt to give the machine a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes (7,716 pounds).

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Prices

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Basically, this thing is aimed squarely at collectors looking to spice up their garage.

Limited at 999 units worldwide, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe is a limited-edition model framed as a celebration of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary. Basically, this thing is aimed squarely at collectors looking to spice up their garage.

“Each SV Coupe will be hand-assembled to the client’s personal specification by the fastidious experts at the SVO Technical Center in the U.K. - a first for Range Rover,” the brand states.

Unsurprisingly then, the price tag is rather steep. Pricing starts at 240,000 pounds in the U.K. That’s $335,388 at current exchange rates (03/14/2018).

Orders are now open at the Land Rover website. Deliveries are expected by the end of 2018

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Competition

Bentley Bentayga

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Land Rover is clearly swinging for the fences with the new Range Rover Coupe, but if it’s superlative swankiness that the brand is after, it’s gonna need to deal with the Bentayga first. Packing 600 horses under the hood thanks to a 6.0-liter W-12, this first from the British luxury brand is quick, reaching 60 mph in just 4 seconds flat. Not only that, but its practically dripping with over-the-top luxury in the cabin, and at just under $230,000 a pop, it’s a surefire way to separate yourself from the common rabble.

Read our full review on the 2017 Bentley Bentayga.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

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Not to be left out of the luxury SUV race, Rolls-Royce is rising to the challenge presented by the Bentley Bentayga with its very own first-ever SUV. Currently in development under the code name Cullinan, the high Roller has been spotted under the cover of camouflage out on public roads and doing flying laps at the Nurburgring. We’re expecting a Phantom-inspired interior and a V-12 under the hood, with two turbos and 6.75 liters of displacement conspiring to create as much as 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Pricing should trump all challengers at $350,000.

Read our full review on the 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Conclusion

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When you break it down, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe is a segment-topping exercise in excess.

With so many high-end luxury SUVs hitting the market lately, it makes sense for Land Rover to step up its game with this new flagship model. The two-door coupe body style should serve as a good reminder that when it comes to comfort and style mixed with off-roading capability, Land Rover is one of the originator brands.

The last time we saw a production two-door Range Rover was in 1994, followed by the concept-only Range Stormer in 2003. With this latest production model framed as the “the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built,” as well as the “world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupe,” we don’t see JLR having any problems quickly moving all 999 units.

When you break it down, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe it a segment-topping exercise in excess, packing the best equipment, the highest output, and the largest price tag ever attached to the nameplate.

And you know that counts for something.

  • Leave it
    • * How hard is it to get in those rear seats?
    • * Insanely expensive
    • * Competition is fierce and getting fiercer

References

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Press release

Land Rover has created the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé – a seductive limited-edition two-door Range Rover
Beautifully curated interiors set new standards for materials and craftsmanship, with extensive personalisation options for SV Coupé clients
565PS and 700Nm 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain makes SV Coupé the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with 0-60mph in just 5 seconds and 165mph (266kph) top speed**
SV Coupé will be hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, with no more than 999 examples available worldwide. From £240,000 in the UK
Prospective Range Rover SV Coupé clients can register their interest now on www.landrover.com

Nearly 50 years ago, Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with the introduction of the Range Rover. Now it’s defining a new genre with the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé: the limited-edition two-door Range Rover SV Coupé.

Created by Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations, SV Coupé is an exemplar of Range Rover design, craftsmanship and capability. It features a seductive body allied to the next-generation of cabin luxury – with the peerless all-terrain ability expected from Range Rover. No more than 999 will be hand-crafted by SVO for clients worldwide.

“The Range Rover SV Coupé is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline. With a dramatic two-door silhouette, this breath-taking four seat coupé alludes to its unique heritage while being thoroughly modern and contemporary. Beautifully realised and superbly engineered, the Range Rover SV Coupé delivers the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built.”

Gerry McGovern
Chief Design Officer, Land Rover

Beautiful proportions with a powerful stance give SV Coupé unrivalled on-road presence. The signature floating roof, continuous waist and tapering tail are instantly recognisable Range Rover DNA, yet are expressed in a unique way for this exclusive addition to the Range Rover family.

SV Coupé’s purity of line is perfectly complemented by elegant power-close doors with frameless glass. In combination with the panoramic roof, light floods into the cabin, accentuating the relaxed, sophisticated and contemporary ambience.

Carefully curated body colour combinations, including a new Contour Graphic available in four duo-tone colourways, are offset by unique side vent and grille designs. This is also the first Range Rover with a 23-inch wheel option.

Enhanced luxury and exquisite craftsmanship extends inside too, with semi-aniline leather front seats bringing Range Rover’s already premium interior to a new level of luxury: accommodation comparable to private jets and yachts. Their gradated diamond quilt design is unique to SV Coupé.

Each SV Coupé will be hand-assembled to the client’s personal specification by the fastidious experts at the SVO Technical Centre in the UK – a first for Range Rover.

SV Coupé clients can choose from four front-to-rear contrast interior colourways, or a range of single-tone interior colours. Both are complemented by a choice of three elegant wood veneers. A first for Range Rover is Nautica, which carefully balances heritage craftsmanship with new technology, fusing walnut and sycamore.

“The introduction of the new SV Coupé brings a new level of individual expression to the Range Rover portfolio and builds on the success of Special Vehicle Operations’ existing bespoke Range Rover programme. Feedback from SV clients who have already seen the vehicle in confidential commissioning sessions has been overwhelmingly positive.”

John Edwards
Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director

Optional paint finishes include Liquesence, which brings a sensational liquid metal finish to Range Rover for the first time.

Additionally, Special Vehicle Operations’ bespoke personalisation team offers SV Coupé clients the opportunity to indulge their desire to create a unique vehicle to their exacting taste, granting access to 100 more paint colours, plus unique ‘match to sample’ hues, with a range of finishes; duo-tone front and rear leather colours with a bespoke quilt pattern; contrast stitching; headrest embroidery; doorhandle and treadplate engraving and semi-precious metal badging.

SV Coupé is also the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with a 165mph top speed. Powered by an exhilarating 565PS 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain, the most powerful ever placed in a full-size Range Rover, means SV Coupé hits 60mph in just 5 seconds.

“As you’d expect from Range Rover, the engineering integrity in SV Coupé is more than skin-deep. This is a meticulously honed vehicle that’s designed for SV clients who love driving.”

Mark Stanton
Special Vehicle Operations Director

The suspension is tuned to provide a more driver-focused edge than the standard Range Rover, with a ride height lowered by 8mm, but will remain composed and comfortable at all times. Plus, the SV Coupé loses none of Range Rover’s legendary all-terrain ability, with 900mm maximum wading depth – and a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.

Range Rover SV Coupé sales are anticipated to start from the fourth quarter of 2018, priced from £240,000 in the UK.

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