New Range Rover SV Coupe teased ahead of Geneva debut
Land Rover has released a teaser image of a new, ultra-exclusive addition to its range. Named the SV Coupe, it will be revealed in full at the Geneva Motor Show in March, before going into limited production.
Just 999 examples of the SV Coupe will be built, each one hand-assembled by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations department. It's likely to be priced well above even the most expensive four-door Range Rover, with prices pushing the £250,000 mark.
That will make it a competitor not for other coupe-SUVs, such as the BMW X6, but serious luxury vehicles such as the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Wraith.
The teaser image Land Rover has released doesn't show the car's exterior at all. Instead, it merely shows the four-seat interior from above. A pair of individual rear seats are trimmed in black leather, while those in the front are in cream.
Colour-coded armrests are available on both rows, while a wood-veneer centre console extends the whole length of the car. Bespoke trim marks this out as a special model.
No exterior teasers have been released yet, but we'd expect the car to stick close to the regular Range Rover's boxy silhouette – to provide decent headroom for passengers in those cossetting rear seats.
The brand says the new model has been designed to pay homage to the original Range Rover, which was launched as a two-door only. Admittedly, with vinyl seats and hose-down flooring, the old model was far more utilitarian than this exclusive luxury model will be.
Land Rover says: "The image illustrates the traditional skills combined with up-to-the-minute technologies utilised throughout the cabin to exquisite effect. Stunning to the eye, sumptuous to the touch, it is a light, contemporary space where attention to detail has been paramount." We'll hold off on judgement until we see it from a different angle, though.