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Two-door SUV is luxurious and exclusive in equal measure.

Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe (18 on) - rated 0 out of 5
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PROS

  • High quality materials
  • 5.0-litre supercharged engine
  • Hand-crafted by Land Rover

CONS

  • Rather expensive

PROS

  • High quality materials
  • 5.0-litre supercharged engine
  • Hand-crafted by Land Rover

CONS

  • Rather expensive

This is Land Rover’s flagship SUV that made its debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show – the Range Rover SV Coupe.

Almost five decades after the original Range Rover, the SV Coupe pays homage to its earliest ancestor, which itself launched as a three-door – this new one looks to have a touch more elegance about it though.

Whereas Range Rover tends to focus primarily on leading the SUV sector against the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7, the luxury of the SV Coupe could arguably stand against the Continental GT.

What is the 2018 Range Rover SV Coupe all about?

The SV Coupé looks set to sit at the very top of the range in terms of quality and price.

Luxury and refinement are key words here, with attention being paid to extremely high-quality materials and manufacture.

But there don’t appear to have been many sacrifices made in terms of size and capability to bring about increased performance.

From what we saw in Geneva, it follows the Range Rover style format and is only slightly smaller – and less practical – than the existing five-door model.

The SV Coupe will feature a whole roster of Range Rover technology. Adaptable ride height aids stability at high speed in lower settings, and in taller modes it joins all the standard Range Rover equipment to enable seamless off-roading.

There will even be a 23-inch wheel option – a first for a Range Rover.

It will, however, cost a whopping £240,000, with sales scheduled to begin towards the end of 2018.

What makes the 2018 Range Rover SV Coupe so expensive?

Exclusivity. With production limited to just 999 vehicles worldwide, you won’t see many Range Rover SV Coupes around. It also means you’ll probably need to know someone at the factory if you actually want to own one.

Anyone who does take delivery of one will be placing their mitts on a hand-crafted Range Rover straight from Land Rover’s Special Vehicles (hence the SV) Technical Centre.

Land Rover has promised that each of these new models will be built according to the buyer’s specification.

The exterior styling has had an overhaul, with new aluminium bodywork and re-designed front and rear bumpers setting the SV Coupe apart from its cousins.

But the interior is where this new luxury model is going to be truly set apart from standard Range Rovers. With only four seats, and a selection of interior trims and wood veneers available to customers, the SV Coupe looks set to be comparable to a luxury Bentley or Rolls Royce.

Will the 2018 SV Coupe still perform like a Range Rover?

There is no need to worry about this new Range Rover becoming a watered-down, Jeeves-mobile.

In terms of performance, the SV Coupe is packed with Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, producing 565hp (15hp more than the standard model) and 700Nm of torque coupled with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Land Rover predicts it will be capable of 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds, and good for a top speed of 165mph.

It seems likely this new model will handle off-roading as well as any other Range Rover, although we aren’t sure the 23-inch wheels would be particularly suitable for any such excursions.

Besides, who in their right mind is going to take one of these anywhere near a muddy puddle?

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