LUXURY FIRST: RANGE ROVER SV COUPÃ‰ DEBUTS AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
March 8th, 2018 Geneva – Nearly 50 years ago, Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with the introduction of the Range Rover. Now itâ€™s defining a new genre with the worldâ€™s first full-size luxury SUV coupÃ©: the limited-edition two-door Range Rover SV CoupÃ©.
Created by Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations, SV CoupÃ© is an exemplar of Range Rover design, craftsmanship and capability. It features a seductive body allied to the next-generation of cabin luxury â€“ with the peerless all-terrain ability expected from Range Rover. No more than 999 will be hand-crafted by SVO for clients worldwide.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said: â€œThe Range Rover SV CoupÃ© is a celebration of the Range Rover bloodline. With a dramatic two-door silhouette, this breath-taking four-seat coupÃ© alludes to its unique heritage whilst being thoroughly modern and contemporary. Beautifully realized, superbly engineered, the Range Rover SV CoupÃ© delivers the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built.â€
Beautiful proportions with a powerful stance give SV CoupÃ© unrivaled on-road presence. 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.
SV CoupÃ©â€™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 ambiance.
Carefully curated body color combinations, including a new Contour Graphic available in four duo-tone colorways, 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 extend inside too, with semi-aniline leather front seats bringing Range Roverâ€™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 CoupÃ©.
Each SV CoupÃ© will be hand-assembled to the clientâ€™s personal specification by the fastidious experts at the SVO Technical Centre in the UK â€“ a first for Range Rover.
John Edwards, Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director said: â€œThe introduction of the new SV CoupÃ© brings a new level of individual expression to the Range Rover portfolio and builds on the success of Special Vehicle Operationsâ€™ existing bespoke Range Rover programme. Feedback from SV clients who have already seen the vehicle in confidential commissioning sessions has been overwhelmingly positive.â€
SV CoupÃ© clients can choose from four front-to-rear contrast interior colorways or a range of single-tone interior colors. 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 together.
Optional paint finishes include Liquesence, which brings a sensational liquid metal finish to Range Rover for the first time.
Additionally, Special Vehicle Operationsâ€™ bespoke personalisation team offers SV CoupÃ© clients the opportunity to indulge their desire to create a truly unique vehicle to their exacting taste, granting access to 100 more paint colours, plus unique â€˜match to sampleâ€™ 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 CoupÃ© is also the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with a 165mph top speed.Â Powered by an exhilarating 565PS 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain, the most powerful engine ever placed in a full-size Range Rover, means SV CoupÃ© hits 0-60mph in just 5.0 seconds.
Mark Stanton, Special Vehicle Operations Director, said: â€œAs youâ€™d expect from Range Rover, the engineering integrity in SV CoupÃ© is more than skin deep. This is a meticulously honed vehicle thatâ€™s designed for SV clients who love driving.â€
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 CoupÃ© loses none of Range Roverâ€™s legendary all-terrain ability, with 900mm maximum wading depth â€“ and a maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes.
Range Rover SV CoupÃ© sales are anticipated to start from the fourth quarter of 2018, priced from Â£240,000 in the UK.
RANGE ROVER SV COUPÃ‰: IN DETAIL
COMPELLING BODY DESIGN
With the exception of the bonnet and lower tailgate, all of the two-door SV CoupÃ©â€™s aluminum exterior panels are new, as are the front and rear bumpers. A new two-part grille features Brunel Metallic rear mesh overlaid with Bright Chrome front mesh and a Satin Indus Silver metal surround, while Bright Chrome/Black Knurled Range Rover bonnet and tailgate script are handcrafted in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.
Noble Chrome metal side vents with Brunel Metallic mesh and Satin Indus Silver metal surrounds complement frameless doors with Power Close functionality and Bright Chrome embellished body color door handles.
Pixel-laser LED headlights with 144 LEDs and four laser diodes (market dependent fitment) provide five times higher luminance than standard LED lights on Laser Supplementary High Beam â€“ over 500m, operational above 80kph when no other lights are detected.
Eight body colors are available, in gloss or satin effects, four offered for the first time on Range Rover: Constellation, Parallax, Liquesence and Obsidian; and four from the SV Premium Palette: Ethereal, Flux, Valloire, and Desire. The Liquesence option brings liquid metal finish to Range Rover for the first time. SV CoupÃ© clients can also specify one of four exclusive duo-tone gloss Contour Graphic options: Valloire/Flux, Valloire/Ethereal, Parallax/Ethereal, Obsidian/Desire.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover said: â€œAccentuating Range Rover SV CoupÃ©â€™s proportions, and available as a unique feature for the first time, the new Contour Graphic is created by applying a contrasting paint to the flanks of the vehicle. Starting at the side vent, it flows rearwards and around to the opposite vent, and offers customers the opportunity to further personalize their specification.â€
16 optional SV Premium Palette colors include a range of finishes including tri-coat, tinted clearcoat, pearlescent, ChromaFlairTM and satin matte finishes. And, further colors are available as part of Special Vehicle Operationsâ€™ bespoke personalization service offered exclusively at Range Rover SV CoupÃ© commissioning events or by appointment at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, UK.
Stunning to the eye, sumptuous to the touch, SV CoupÃ©â€™s interior is a light, contemporary, space where attention to detail has been paramount. Four curated duo-tone colorways, contrasting light to dark, front to rear include Orchid/Eclipse, Orchid/Vintage Tan, Brogue/Ebony and Cirrus/Lunar, while four single-tone colors are also available: Ebony, Lunar, Eclipse and Vintage Tan.
The heated and cooled 20-way electrically adjustable front and 10-way electrically adjustable rear seats, wrapped in specially selected semi-aniline leather from a single tannery established in 1905, feature a unique gradated diamond quilt design. Concurrent with the latest Range Rover line, SV CoupÃ© has wider, deeper seat foams and specially developed interlayers for world-class comfort.
Nautica veneer â€“ a first for Range Rover â€“ combining heritage craftsmanship with a patented new form-following process to fuse walnut and sycamore together, joins three elegant wood veneer options for the steering wheel rim, door casings, center console, instrument panel and loadspace floor: Nautica, Natural Black Ash and Santos Palisander.
InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment includes a 10-inch display, 10-inch control panel and 12-inch Interactive Driver Display, while a 10-inch full-color Head-Up Display shows turn information including street names, slope and wheel information, cruise control, RPM and gear information. The 1700w, 23-speaker, Meridian 3D Signature Sound System with dual-channel subwoofer features Trifield 3D technology for optimum sound quality.
SV CoupÃ© features Range Roverâ€™s most powerful 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain producing 565PS, 700Nm, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with rotary drive selector and paddle-shift. That delivers a 0-60mph time of just 5.0 seconds (0-100kph in 5.3 seconds) and 165mph top speed.
Permanent four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer box and Active Locking Rear Differential ensures effortless go-anywhere progress, assisted by Terrain Response 2 featuring Dynamic, Eco, Comfort, Grass Gravel Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand and Rock Crawl programmes.
SV CoupÃ©â€™s ride height is lowered by 8mm over the standard Range Rover, to deliver enhanced dynamic performance and aesthetics and automatically lowers by 15mm at cruising speeds of 65mph or above to enhance stability and minimize fuel consumption.
Its five air suspension height settings include: Access Height (-50mm max below normal ride height), Off-Road 1 Ride Height (+40mm max above normal ride height, up to 80kph), Off-Road 2 Ride Height (+75mm max above normal ride height, up to 50kph) â€“ additional 30-40mm automatic increase if obstacle detected, and a further manually selectable 30-40mm increase above that.
Four alloy wheel options from 21-inch to 23-inch include two new forged wheels â€“ the 23-inch wheel, a two-tone silver polished six split-spoke design with 275/40 R23 all-terrain tires, is a first for Range Rover. The 22-inch dark grey polished five split-spoke with polished finish is also new.
Unique to Range Rover SV CoupÃ© is a five-year Care Package, available either as standard or as an optional extra in most markets*. An extension to the existing Land Rover warranty is accompanied by five-year servicing and maintenance plans, which cover scheduled services plus wiper blade, brake disc and pad replacement.
*Excludes Latin America and the Caribbean region (LACRO), Ukraine, Morocco. Terms and conditions vary by country
|TECHNICAL DATA**||RANGE ROVER SV COUPÃ‰|
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity (cc)||4999.7|
|Cylinders||V8 Supercharged petrol|
|Power PS / KW||565 / 416|
|Torque Nm / lb ft||700 / 516|
|Transmission||8-speed automatic, Permanent All-Wheel Drive, two-speed transfer box|
|Front and rear suspension||Front: independent, SLA with twin lower links with air springs / Adaptive Damping / Dynamic Response
Rear: independent, Integral link with air springs/ Adaptive Damping / Dynamic Response
|Front brakes||380mm ventilated discs|
|Rear brakes||365mm ventilated discs|
|Tyres||275/45 R21, 275/40 R22 or 275/40 R23|
|Steering||Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) rack and pinion|
|Width inc. / exc. mirrors (mm)||2,220 / 2,073|
|Height with antenna (mm)||1,794|
|Deep Fording – Drive through depth||900mm|
|Approach angle at Off Road Height (deg)||31|
|Breakover angle at Off Road Height (deg)||26.5|
|Departure angle at Off Road Height (deg)||25|
|Towing capability (Maximum Permissible Mass)||3500kg – Electrically Deployable Towbar or Tow hitch receiver (North America and Australia), with Advanced Tow Assist|
|PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY|
|Top speed (mph / km/h)||165 / 266|
|Fuel consumption mpg, US combined||16|
**All figures are manufacturerâ€™s targets and subject to final confirmation ahead of production