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Geneva Motor Show 2018: 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe

Published : 08th March 2018


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10 months ago

As teased earlier in 2018, the 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe has made its worldwide debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Positioned as a super luxury SUV, the SV Coupe will be launched in Australia in the first quarter of 2019.

Likely to be priced north of $400,000 and limited to just 20 units in Australia – 999 worldwide – the Range Rover SV Coupe will offer exclusivity not offered to Range Rover buyers in the past. Featuring a three-door bodystyle and a 416kW supercharged V8 engine, the SV Coupe is unlike any current Range Rover product and offers a dive into the traditional bodystyle of the Range Rover name.

2019 Range Rover SV Coupe interior layout

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said: “The 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline. With a dramatic two-door silhouette, this breathtaking four seat coupe alludes to its unique heritage whilst being thoroughly modern and contemporary.” he said.

“Beautifully realised, superbly engineered, the 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe delivers the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built.”

2019 Range Rover SV Coupe side2019 Range Rover SV Coupe side

Stylistically speaking, the 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe is obviously based on the five-door model, though there are key differences in the detail. Whilst they make appear to be similar, the Range Rover SV Coupe only shares its bonnet and lower tailgate with the five-door Range Rover. The front and rear lighting is bolder than the five-door, whilst the front grille is entirely different – the grille mesh design is new, and the surround is finished in bright chrome.

Moving rearwards, the 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe’s differences to the five-door are more plain to see – the roofline slopes further, and of course, there are only two doors. The Range Rover badging itself is finished in a bright chrome finish, whilst the side vents are finished in what Land Rover calls Noble Chrome. A range of four different wheel designs are available, with sizing ranging from 21- to 23-inches in sizing. The ride height is 8mm lower than the regular Range Rover, and drops another 7mm at highway speeds. The air suspension has five different modes – access, normal, off-road 1 and off-road 2, all with different heights for their intended use.

2019 Range Rover SV Coupe rear seat

Inside the 2019 Range Rover SV Coupe appears to be quite similar to the five-door, though the materials used are more exclusive. Available only with four seats, the SV Coupe will be available with four contrasting interior colour options – Orchid/Eclipse, Brogue/Ebony, Orchid/Vintage Tan and Cirrus/Lunar, as well as a number of single-colour options. Wood accents the steering wheel, dashboard, centre console and boot floor, and is available in various colours/patterns whilst the front seats are 20-way adjustable, with the rear seats being 10-way adjustable.

Just 999 2019 Range Rover SV Coupes will be built, with 20 making their way to Australia in the first quarter of 2019. As predicted, the SV Coupe features the same 416kW/700Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine as the Range Rover SV Autobiography – capable of sending the car to 100km/h in just 5.3 seconds and offering a 266km/h top whack. Pricing in the UK starts from AU$427,000 – we expect it to cost even more in Australia.

2019 Range Rover SV Coupe rear 3/4

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