Original Range Rover Sets Template for High-Zoot SV Coupe

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

Whether the Range Rover SV Coupe will retain its siblings' off-road performance remains to be seen, but nevertheless, it should be an interesting and lovely styling exercise from SVO.

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.

Land Rover is returning to its roots with confirmation it will build a limited run of two-door uber SUVs.

This is another low-volume skunkworks production from the team at Special Vehicle Operations, Jaguar Land Rover's bespoke outfitters in Ryton-on-Dunsmore in Warwickshire.

Land Rover head of design, Gerry McGovern, described the new model as a "highly compelling design with peerless refinement and uncompromised sophistication from its breathtaking exterior proportions to its sumptuous, beautifully appointed, interior". 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 auto that started the SUV revolution - with a Range Rover SV Coupe.

"This is a vehicle that will resonate on an emotional level", he promised. The coupe will have a two-door silhouette while the interiors will have a confluence of traditional feel and modern comfort and convenience features. The emphasis as a Range Rover for drivers is clear in the two-colour interior, with white quilted leather up front and black for the back seats. From the side, the SV Coupe is short in height from the other models in the portfolio.

With a proper two-door silhouette, the SV Coupe is created to evoke (no, not Evoque) the original 1970 Range Rover.


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