Range Rover SV Coupe Slated for Geneva

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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 attractive styling exercise from SVO. The last of the two-door Range Rovers rolled off the assembly line in Solihull, England in 1994 and its like was never seen again.

In a move that harks back to the original Range Rover, which pioneered the luxury four-wheel drive segment when it was introduced in 1970, the British brand has confirmed it will reveal the Range Rover SV Coupe at the upcoming 2018 Geneva motor show.

"Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with Range Rover nearly 50 years ago", said John Edwards, Land Rover Special Operations managing director.

Jaguar Land Rover hasn't released pricing or an on-sale date, unsurprisingly, but we're absolutely floored to see the return of a two-door Rangie and can not wait to get our grubby, peasant hands all over it in Geneva. The below is the regular Range Rover, but most of the change will be visible from the side silhouette, according to those who've seen the vehicle.

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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.

The SV Coupe is part of the "natural progression" of Range Rover toward a "more tailored, more bespoke, refined and luxurious" line-up. The company also announced that the vehicle will be revealed for the first time on March 6 on the company's official website. No word yet on a likely production schedule, but we expect the auto in showrooms later in 2018. Word is the price is likely to approach £250,000.

It's likely that the vehicle will be powered by the top-of-the-range engine offered in a Range Rover - the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that produces up to 557bhp in the SVAutobiography model. "This is a vehicle that will resonate on an emotional level", said in a statement Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer.

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