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PostHeaderIcon Land Rover Launches Dog-Friendly Pet Packs

Everybody knows that Land Rovers are the perfect cars for rambling and other nature-related outdoor activities. Everybody also knows that people like to their dogs with them on such activities. So Land Rover decided to combine the two and launched a series of dog-friendly pet packs, so your best friend can be as comfortable as you on the journey. 

Showcased in a cute and funny advertisement which you can watch below, the new Land Rover dog-friendly pet packs are a suit of accessories designed with input from pet-owning Land rover customers. They are practical and useful not just for the dog, but for the owner as well. The best features include  premium quilted load space liner to protect against paw prints, a foldable pet carrier, access ramp, spill-resistant water bowl and a portable rinse system for those muddy walks.

Land Rover Dog-Friendly Pet Packs Pricing:

  • Pet Load Space Protection Pack, £482
    Includes quilted load space liner, full-height luggage partition and spill-resistant water bowl
  • Pet Transportation Pack, £360.37
    Includes foldable pet carrier, spill-resistant water bowl and load space rubber mat
  • Pet Care and Access Pack, £887.56
    Includes full-height luggage partition, quilted load space liner, pet access ramp and portable rinse system






Finbar McFall, Product Marketing Director said: “Land Rover is all about enjoying the great outdoors and that goes hand-in-hand with dog ownership for many customers. Our customers told us that the comfort of their dogs on car journeys is crucial. They are part of the family and we recognise that. Our new Pet Packs will allow dogs to travel in real comfort and make journeys simpler and more relaxing for animals and at the same time protect the inside of owners’ vehicles.”

The post Land Rover Launches Dog-Friendly Pet Packs appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon Jaguar Land Rover’s First Classic Car Facility Comes To The U.S.

Jaguar Land Rover has some good news for classic car fanatics. The British automaker is opening a classic car refurbishing and restoration center in North America. Apart from restoration, the center will also sell and service JLR’s classic vehicles. The facility will open in Savannah, Georgia in the summer of 2019.

PostHeaderIcon Land Rover Takes to Trafalgar Square with a Chrome Rhino!

Okay, that title might sound a bit strange, so let us elaborate. You see, Land Rover has been an ardent supporter of Tusk for many years, an organization for wildlife protection, especially endangered species. The Chrome Land Rover rhino showcased at Trafalgar Square is the company’s token of support for the Tusk Rhino Trail.

The initiative involves 21 sculptures donated and decorated by leading figures from the worlds of art and design, with the Land Rover Rhino designed by Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer. The 1.2 meter long sculpture has a special liquid metal finish from Land Rover’s paint shop, a process called chrome spray, which gives it an eye-catching shine. The horn of the animal is painted red, highlighting the reason it is now endangered, because low-life poachers and hunters kill these majestic animals so they can remove their horn and sell them in the black market. The sculpture does a good job of raising awareness about the plight of the African rhinoceros.

Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said: “I wanted to celebrate the magnificence of this unique creature, so my rhino is covered in a chrome finish. The idea being that because of the highly reflective nature of chrome it would be seen from a long distance, consequently creating awareness of the plight of this animal in Africa. The red painted horn signifies the absurdity of this beautiful animal being hunted for such a small part of its overall being.”

The post Land Rover Takes to Trafalgar Square with a Chrome Rhino! appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon The Range Rover Sport P400e Plug-In Hybrid Can Drive Using Electricity Alone

As expected, even Land Rover had to go all hybrid with its luxurious Range Rover offering. For the new model year, the British producers of awesome SUVs revealed the 2019 Range Rover Sport Plug-in Hybrid. It is a car capable of traveling on hybrid power or using electric-only propulsion. Now available in the U.S., the Range Rover Sport P400e Plug-In Hybrid price comes at $78,300 which falls right in between the HSE Td6 and the HSE Dynamic.

PostHeaderIcon Next-Gen Range Rover Will Set its Sights on Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan

A well-deserved update

The arrival of the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan has put the Range Rover on the sidelines, but the old guard is about to put up a fight, and the Bentayga and Cullinan are in its crosshairs. The next-gen Range Rover is scheduled to arrive in 2021, and according to reports, it’s going to be a significant improvement over the current-generation model, in large part because the bar in the super-luxury SUV segment has been raised by Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

PostHeaderIcon Which is Better: The Audi Q8, The BMW X6, or The Range Rover Sport?

Audi just extended its SUV lineup to include the Q8, essentially a sportier proposition to the utilitarian, wagon-like Q7. The new crossover marks Audi’s entry in the coupe-style market, a playground dominated by the BMW X6 since 2007. The segment also includes the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the boxier Range Rover Sport.

With a new player on the market, it’s natural to ask yourselves which one is better. We’re here to answer this question by comparing the Audi Q8 against the BMW X6 and the Range Rover Sport. We left the GLE Coupe out of the game simply because it’s based on a model that was launched all the way back in 2011 and a new-generation model is just around the corner.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Jaguar Land Rover goes Off-Road with its Autonomous Technology

Although Jaguar Land Rover seems to be silently developing its autonomous technology, it is actually leading itself into the no-tarmac region. Forget about getting ferried driverless on the highways; with an investment of $4.9 million, JLR plans to take you off-road without one! Why use your technology on the roads when you can go off the beaten path?

PostHeaderIcon Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition

Introduced in 2014 as a replacement for the Freelander, the Land Rover Discovery Sport needs only a few years to become the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. The crossover’s popularity prompted Land Rover to create a range of special-edition models, the latest of which is called the Landmark Edition and it’s available for the 2018 model year.

Another reason why Land Rover chose the Discovery Sport to be the designated nameplate for special-edition model is because it was also the first model to be built on the company’s 70th birthday on 30 April. The vehicle will thus be used to support a number of projects in 2018, starting with a community resilience project in Scotland. The Landmark Edition adds unique color and trim combinations to the popular crossover, pairing them with a powerful version of the 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine. Let’s find out more about it below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Land Rover Discovery Sport Landmark Edition.

PostHeaderIcon Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Land Rover Range Rover

39% less body weight

As Land Rover’s flagship SUV, the Range Rover has quite a billing to live up to. It should come as no surprise that as its flagship it can be had on a regular wheelbase or a longer wheelbase – the latter of which offers an astounding 7.3-inches of extra legroom in the rear. We’re still not sure why you would choose to ride instead of drive, but to each their own, we suppose. Either way, it’s offered with a number of drivetrains that include a supercharged V-8, a plug-in hybrid, and there’s even a diesel engine up for the taking if you prefer the oil burners. Power offerings range anywhere between 254 horsepower and 557 horsepower In the Range Rover Sport SVR. More important, though, is the fact that this baby is off-road capable as well. Even if you don’t have one in your driveway, you can have it on your desktop free of charge. We’ve hand-picked our favorite Range Rover wallpaper, but if it’s not good enough for you, we’ve included a nice little gallery for you to choose from as well.

PostHeaderIcon Land Rover Wants to Take on the Mercedes X-Class and Toyota Hilux with a Single-Cab Defender Pickup

Land Rover is one of the few brands in the auto industry that abides by its identity unflinchingly. It’s known for building some of the finest SUVs in the world, and it stays in its own lane. When was the last time you heard Land Rover consider a sedan as part of its lineup? Never? That said, the automaker has shown its willingness to stretch its identity a bit. We saw it when it launched the Range Rover Evoque earlier this decade. Now, we could be seeing it again in the form of a single-cab pickup that will be based on the upcoming Defender.

PostHeaderIcon New Land Rover Defender Teased with Snow Drawing Atop Mountain!

Talk about going the extra mile to make something special! Land rover decided the traditional teasers just won’t cut it for the all-new Defender, which is set for debut at the end of April. So they commissioned an elaborate, though ephemeral, teaser, carried out by snow artist Simon Beck.

After driving a Defender in the first leg of the journey, Beck then  walked a total of 20,894 steps in sub-zero temperatures to reach the an altitude of 2,700m at La Plagne in the French Alps. There he sketched a ginormous outline of the Defender on snow. The sketch is both a teaser for the new Land Rover Defender, and an homage to the famous story of how the original Land Rover came to exist. It was, as you know, inspired by a sketch made by Maurice Wilks in the sand of Red Wharf Bay.

The snow Sketch, which stretches over 250 metres, also announces the World Land Rover Day on 30 April, exactly 70 years since the original Land Rover was first shown to the world at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, the day the new model will be unveiled in a special ceremony that will be broadcast online. Let us hope the that the design of the new car will make Wilks proud with its modern features blended nicely with retro design cues.



Simon Beck said: “Making my snow art requires endurance, accuracy and strength – all attributes shared with the Defender. Its iconic shape is so simple and recognised across the world; this must be the most recognisable piece of art I’ve ever made.”

The post New Land Rover Defender Teased with Snow Drawing Atop Mountain! appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon Caving Under Pressure: The Detroit Auto Show May, In Fact, Move to October

The Detroit Auto Show is on the cusp of a long-overdue decision that will effectively move the show out of the winter doldrums of January into a later month with a far more inviting climate. Nothing is official yet, but there’s growing momentum that America’s most esteemed auto show will be moved from January to October beginning in 2020. A decision is expected to be made in the coming weeks as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association is scheduled to vote on uprooting the show from its winter roots and moving it to the fall.

PostHeaderIcon Caving Under Pressure: The Detroit Auto Show May, In Fact, Move to October

The Detroit Auto Show is on the cusp of a long-overdue decision that will effectively move the show out of the winter doldrums of January into a later month with a far more inviting climate. Nothing is official yet, but there’s growing momentum that America’s most esteemed auto show will be moved from January to October beginning in 2020. A decision is expected to be made in the coming weeks as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association is scheduled to vote on uprooting the show from its winter roots and moving it to the fall.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: Did the Range Rover Sport Just Take the Tianmen Road Record from the Ferarri 458 Italia?

Remember when the Range Rover Sport SVR managed to climb up Heaven’s Gate in Tianmen, China? Well, it looks like the SUV’s adventures in the Chinese locale isn’t done. Not content with its first achievement, the most powerful Range Rover in history had a go at tackling the infamous road’s 99 twists and turns. The goal was to beat the current record, which is held by the Ferrari 458 Italia after posting a time of 10:31 earlier this decade. So did the Range Rover Sport SVR do it? Let’s just say that you’ll be surprised by the result.


“To make the SUV’s feat more impressive, it actually managed to drive around the length of the road at an average speed of 42.8 mph”

We’ll give away the ending and tell you that the Range Rover Sport SVR not only beat the Ferrari 458 Italia’s record, it absolutely obliterated it. Unofficially, the Range Rover Sport SVR, with Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung behind the wheel, clocked in a time of 9:51. You don’t need to be a genius in math to figure out that the Range Rover Sport SVR posted a lap time that’s 40 seconds faster than the time posted by the 458 Italia. ‘Incredible’ isn’t even the proper word to describe it. What the Range Rover Sport SVR did is beyond words.

To make the SUV’s feat more impressive, it actually managed to drive around the length of the road at an average speed of 42.8 mph, or roughly 68.8 kmh, by comparison. It may not sound like much, but imagine tackling the 99-turn Tianmen Road at speeds that are slightly over the speed limit of most American highways. Pretty scary, right? The man behind the wheel of the SUV thought so.


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“The Range Rover Sport SVR posted a lap time that’s 40 seconds faster than the time posted by the 458 Italia”

“I am used to the high speeds of racing, but this was even more demanding,” Tung said. “Maintaining concentration was the biggest challenge, as the road twists and turns constantly with huge drop-offs to the side. The consequences of getting it wrong would have been really serious, so I focused on establishing a rhythm. The Range Rover Sport SVR made this easy – it may be an SUV, but it has the performance and agility of a supercar and can take you to places a supercar can only dream of.”

The Range Rover Sport SVR’s new achievement is another testament to its abilities. We already know that it’s the most powerful Range Rover in history. Land Rover made sure of that with its constant reminders that the SUV packs 567 horsepower out of its supercharged V-8 engine. But it’s become more than just that, too. The SUV has become a crowning achievement for Land Rover. In a lot of ways, Tung is right. The Range Rover Sport SVR is a supercar in SUV clothing.

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PostHeaderIcon Land Rover Aims to Take on the Bentley Bentayga with a Two-Door Range Rover

The auto industry has become increasingly competitive in recent years, and it seems that a lot of carmakers are set on launching the “world’s first” anything. With so many niches and technology around, this mission is becoming harder and harder each year, but some companies still find ways to brag about introducing something entirely new. Land Rover is the latest to join the pack with the Range Rover SV Coupe. Launched at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, it’s essentially a two-door version of the big Range Rover, and it’s described as the “world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupe.” Yey marketing!


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“The new model has heavily raked C-pillars and a slightly inclined roofline”

Created by the folks over at JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the SV Coupe reminds of the Range Rover Classic from the 1970s. It also had only two doors and significantly longer rear windows that made it look like a shooting brake on stilts. But, unlike its predecessor, the new model has heavily raked C-pillars and a slightly inclined roofline. Granted, it’s not exactly a coupe, but it’s definitely sportier than its spiritual predecessor. The SV Coupe also sports unique grille and side vent designs and its the first Range Rover available with 23-inch wheels.

The two-door SUV is also about enhanced luxury, as it features semi-aniline leather front seats with a unique diamond quilt design. Customers can choose from four front-to-rear contrast interior color, or a range of single-tone interior hues. Both are complemented by a choice of three wood veneers. This model also marks the debut of Nautica, a new trim that brings together walnut and sycamore.


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“Customers can choose from four front-to-rear contrast interior color, or a range of single-tone interior hues”

Unlike the regular Range Rover, the SV Coupe is available with the supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine exclusively. The unit is rated at 565 PS and 700 Nm of torque (557 horsepower and 516 pound-feet) and enables the SUV to hit 60 mph from a standing start in just five seconds, to go with a top speed of 165 mph. These figures make the SV Coupe the fastest full-size Range Rover ever. The suspension was also retuned to provide a more driver-focused experience than the standard Range Rover, with the ride height lowered by 8 mm (0.3 inches).


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“The coupe-style SUV will be assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, and only 999 examples will be made”

The coupe-style SUV will be assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, and only 999 examples will be made. It will be available globally, but for the time being, there’s no pricing information for the U.S. market. It the U.K., it will retail from £240,000. That’s around £60,000 more than the most expensive model to date, the SVAutobiography LWB. I guess Land Rover is aiming the SV Coupe at the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, and the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

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PostHeaderIcon Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX

It’s the customized, off-road Discovery that you want for all your on- and off-road adventures!

2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX Wallpaper


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Check out our full review of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX or stop by our gallery of awesome wallpapers below!

PostHeaderIcon The Range Rover Sport Seriously Climbed Heaven’s Gate

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport has already established itself as a do-it-all SUV that can tackle the roughest of terrains. Still, the folks over at Land Rover probably didn’t feel too confident about adding its ability to conquer China’s daunting Dragon Road in Tianmen Mountain in any one of the SUV’s brochures. Nobody’s done the challenge before because it’s thought to be impossible. The road itself is notorious for its 99 turns, but if that isn’t enough, it culminates with a 999-step, 45-degree angle concrete staircase that leads to the absolutely mesmerizing Heaven’s Gate rock formation. Eager to prove everyone wrong, Land Rover went to China to see if it could make history. Well, it was either that or disaster. Either way, it made for quite the stunt.


To achieve the impossible feat, Land Rover tapped Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung to sit behind the wheel of the Range Rover Sport and drive it up the perilous seven-mile Tianmen Mountain Road. The SUV was also outfitted with reinforced tires in order to withstand the punishment they were going to take, not only on the mountain road but also on that uphill ascent up the 999 steps that led to Heaven’s Gate. If the stunt itself wasn’t dangerous enough on the surface, Tung also had to deal with the distinction of being the first person to ever climb up the steps that led to Heaven’s Gate in a car. It certainly didn’t help that the steep incline meant that the smallest of errors would’ve sent Tung and the SUV crashing down the steps with a high probability that the SUV would turn into a heap of metal once it reached the base.


Then again, Land Rover wouldn’t perform this stunt if it didn’t think it would accomplish it. Against all odds, Tung managed to complete the mission, driving the car up the perilous mountain road and up the 999-step staircase in 20 minutes and 47 seconds. More importantly, it achieved the feat without any incident, turning it into a record run in the process because nobody’s ever done it before. It’s hard to imagine any automaker trying to make a run at Land Rover’s time given how dangerous the stunt was. If you don’t believe it, consider listening to Tung’s reaction when he completed the stunt. ”I’ve experienced Formula E, Formula 1 and won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans but this was, without doubt, one of the most demanding driving challenges I’ve ever faced,” he said. Hard to argue with the man.

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PostHeaderIcon The Most Useful Land Rover Defender Can Fit Inside Your Wallet

The Land Rover Defender was known for being one of the most functional cars in the world. It was built to drive on any road surface and its all-world toughness has become one of its most enduring features. Unfortunately, the Defender is in a bit of an influx today as Land Rover prepares to launch the next-generation model. Fear not, though, because there is a Land Rover Defender that’s currently on the market that has no shortage of useful functions. Best of all, it costs under $20. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on the Land Rover Defender multitool device.


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“The little steel gadget has 11 different functions, including six wrenches that come in different sizes”

Ok, so it’s not really as functional as an actual Land Rover, but that’s not the point. The credit card-sized multitool is a handy tool in its own right. All in all, the little steel gadget has 11 different functions, including six wrenches that come in different sizes. It also has a flathead screwdriver, a cutter, a tire tread gauge, and even a bottle opener that lets you open your favorite brewski as a pat-in-the-back for buying the thing.

Aesthetically, the multitool comes in the shape of a Defender and even comes in a faux suede pouch that you can fit inside your wallet. If you want to show it off to your buddies, there’s a hole near the tire tread gauge that allows you to put the multitool on a key ring. That’s probably not the best idea, but it is pretty cool to look at so I can’t blame you for showing it off.


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I know Christmas is over, but there’s no stopping you from buying the tool for yourself. You can even buy it for the purpose of giving it as a birthday gift, or you can be like most mothers who buy Christmas gifts a year early. There’s no stopping you from getting one so might as well look into it to see if it fits into your lifestyle. Given its plethora of functions, I’m convinced that you’re going to need it.

If it’s still not your thing, you can wait until the end of the year or the early part of 2019 to buy the actual next-generation Land Rover Defender. The automaker has not given a definite timetable, but reports suggest that we could see the revived SUV around that time period.

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PostHeaderIcon A 50-Year-Old Coal-Powered Steam Land Rover? Yup, There’s One Out There

If there’s anything the iconic Land Rover Defender proved in its 67-year run that concluded in 2016, it’s that it could be used in a variety of ways. Whether it was used as a military car, an off-roader, or even as an expedition car, there was no purpose the OG Defender couldn’t fulfill. Apparently, as one British man proved, it can also be turned into a fully functioning coal-powered steam car.

Meet Frank Rothwell. He’s a 67-year old retired British businessman man who happens the own one of the most unusual custom Land Rover Defender 88 models in the world. On the surface, we can still make out traces of its old identity. The body still has the Defender 88’s styling cues. but the recessed grille has been replaced by boiler front with a working chimney for the coal smoke. There’s even a Land Rover badge thrown in there for good measure, presumably to keep up with the appearances.

Rothwell said that he spent around £24,000 (about $34,000) on the project after buying the Land Rover for £4,000 (a little more than $5,600). From there, Rothwell spent more than 400 hours working on the conversion, most of which were used in fitting a coal-fired boiler that heats water into steam that is used to power the steam engine. The result speaks for itself.

The Defender 88, or whatever remains of it, now looks like something Jeremy Clarkson would build after one of his old late night benders.

Functionally, Rothwell claims that his Defender can top out at speeds of 15 mph with a full head of steam. It’s not much, but it’s enough for him to make his usual trips in and around town. More importantly, the car represents something of a love project for his grandchildren. “I think it’s really good for children of this era to do things like lighting fires and using coal,” he says, “because they have little access to using things like that these days.”




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PostHeaderIcon Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe

First introduced in 1970 under the British Leyland brand, the Range Rover was initially offered exclusively in a two-door body style, with a four-door version arriving much later in 1981. Now in its fourth generation, the Range Rover is about to get back to its two-door roots with a new limited edition called the SV Coupe. Created as a joint effort between Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the Range Rover SV Coupe brings unique exterior style matched with superlative interior comfort and a serious wallop under the hood – for a price, of course.

Updated 03/14/2018: We’ve added the latest pictures and info on the new Range Rover SV Coupe!

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Exterior

  • Exclusive two-door body style
  • Still looks like a Land Rover should
  • Unique side vents and grille designs
  • First time 23-inch wheel option
  • Well over 100 paint colors for the body panels

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“The aesthetic is most definitely an upgrade, however, it’s still unquestionably a Range Rover.”

The first thing you’ll notice about the Range Rover SV Coupe is obviously the two-door body style, which graces the traditionally boxy Land Rover exterior styling with a pair of extended doors that reach back towards the tail. The door crease breaks up an otherwise solid profile that angles down as it approaches the rear, with straight lines and big blocky shapes throughout. The aesthetic is most definitely an upgrade, however, it’s still unquestionably a Range Rover.

“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,” says the automaker.

Highlights include power-closing doors, frameless glass for the windows, and a top panoramic roof that lets in a good deal of ambient lighting. There’s also unique side vents and grille designs on offer, and the SV Coupe is the first Range Rover to come with a simply enormous 23-inch wheel option from the factory.


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“The SV Coupe is the first Range Rover to come with a simply enormous 23-inch wheel option from the factory.”

Further options include well over 100 paint colors for the body panels. The various color combinations throw in a new Contour Graphic with four two-tone selections, and there are additional paint finishes on the table, such as Liquesence, which gives the SUV’s skin a liquid metal look. Finally, Land Rover says it’ll also provide a “match to sample” color, if desired.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Interior

  • Seats four comfortably
  • Loads of infotainment goodies front to back
  • High-end materials and opulence
  • Variety of color combinations
  • Wood trim and semi-precious metal badges

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“Land Rover says it was shooting for “accommodation comparable to private jets and yachts,” and to our eyes, it looks like it managed to accomplish exactly that.”

As you might expect from an SUV like the Range Rover SV Coupe, the interior is top-shelf in every respect.

Let’s start with the basics. While there are just two doors provided for ingress and egress, the Range Rover SV Coupe has seating for up to four passengers total. A large center tunnel runs down the spine of the vehicle, with storage compartments, climate controls,
and infotainment controls scattered in various locations.

In terms of infotainment, were expecting the same system as the Range Rover Velar, packing in the goodies like a Touch Pro Duo platform with a set of 10-inch screens. The gauges behind the steering wheel are also totally digital. The whole shebang will integrate with your smart device for remote features like remote start and climate control, remote door lock/unlock, navigation, and more.

Space is ample both front and back, with high-end luxury found at every turn. Land Rover says it was shooting for “accommodation comparable to private jets and yachts,” and to our eyes, it looks like it managed to accomplish exactly that.

For example, the materials on hand are all quite nice. The front seats are covered in a semi-aniline leather, and sport a unique gradated diamond quilting that looks quite good. The quilting also helps the SV Coupe stand out from its less regal brethren.


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“Buyers will get plenty of opportunities for personalization in the interior in terms of materials and colors.”

Buyers will get plenty of opportunities for personalization in the interior in terms of materials and colors. There are four unique contrasting interior color combinations on the table, splitting the rear and front seats with different hues and emphasizing the coupe-ness of the two door. There is a variety of single-color schemes as well. Trim options include no less than three unique wood veneers to choose from.

For the first time, Land Rover is also offering an interior theme dubbed Nautica, which, according to the automaker, “carefully balances heritage craftsmanship with new technology, fusing walnut and sycamore.”

Further options include a bevy of different contrast stitching selections, new headrest embroidery selections, engravings for the door handles and kick plates, and even semi-precious metal badges.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Drivetrain

  • Supercharged all-aluminum 5.0-liter V-8
  • 557 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Permanent 4WD system
  • 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds
  • Top speed of 165 mph
  • Fastest and most powerful full-size Range Rover ever

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Note: Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography pictured here.

“Under the hood you’ll find JLR’s go-to power plant for making loads of go – a supercharged all-aluminum 5.0-liter V-8.”

In addition to looking good and coddling its passengers, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe also has what it takes to bring the hurt in the performance department as well.

Under the hood you’ll find JLR’s go-to power plant for making loads of go – a supercharged all-aluminum 5.0-liter V-8, producing upwards of 557 horsepower and 700 Nm (516 pound-feet) of torque. It’s the same engine equipped in the Range Rover SVAutobiography, so naturally we can assume it brings with it an eight-speed automatic transmission and full-time 4WD system.

All that supercharged muscle makes the SV Coupe the fastest full-size Range Rover ever built, as well as the most powerful full-size Range Rover ever built. Not bad, if you ask us. Plant the right pedal, and you’ll sprint up to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, while top speed clocks in at 165 mph.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Chassis And Handling

  • Dropped ride height
  • Still has off-roading chops
  • Can wade through 35 inches of water
  • 7,716 pounds of towing

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“The ride height was also lowered by 8 mm (0.3 inches). And that’s really what you want when you’ve got over 550 ponies under the hood.”

With such an over-the-top opulence-stuffed interior, it wouldn’t be totally out of line if JLR turned the SV Coupe into a comfort-oriented street cruiser. However , thanks to that high-powered V-8 engine waiting under the hood, the suspension bits are upgraded for performance, striking a balance between comfort and sportiness in the process.

JLR claims the suspension also gets a “more driver-focused edge” as compared to the standard Range Rover. We assume that means a slightly stiffer ride, while the ride height was also lowered by 8 mm (0.3 inches). And that’s really what you want when you’ve got over 550 ponies under the hood.

Despite its uprated sporting ambitions, the Range Rover SV Coupe also boasts that inimitable all-terrain capability the nameplate is known for, and can still wade through water up to 900 mm (35.4 inches) deep. What’s more, the V-8 has enough grunt to give the machine a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes (7,716 pounds).

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Prices


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“Basically, this thing is aimed squarely at collectors looking to spice up their garage.”

Limited at 999 units worldwide, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe is a limited-edition model framed as a celebration of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary. Basically, this thing is aimed squarely at collectors looking to spice up their garage.

“Each SV Coupe will be hand-assembled to the client’s personal specification by the fastidious experts at the SVO Technical Center in the U.K. – a first for Range Rover,” the brand states.

Unsurprisingly then, the price tag is rather steep. Pricing starts at 240,000 pounds in the U.K. That’s $335,388 at current exchange rates (03/14/2018).

Orders are now open at the Land Rover website. Deliveries are expected by the end of 2018

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe Competition

Bentley Bentayga


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Land Rover is clearly swinging for the fences with the new Range Rover Coupe, but if it’s superlative swankiness that the brand is after, it’s gonna need to deal with the Bentayga first. Packing 600 horses under the hood thanks to a 6.0-liter W-12, this first from the British luxury brand is quick, reaching 60 mph in just 4 seconds flat. Not only that, but its practically dripping with over-the-top luxury in the cabin, and at just under $230,000 a pop, it’s a surefire way to separate yourself from the common rabble.

Read our full review on the 2017 Bentley Bentayga.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan


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Not to be left out of the luxury SUV race, Rolls-Royce is rising to the challenge presented by the Bentley Bentayga with its very own first-ever SUV. Currently in development under the code name Cullinan, the high Roller has been spotted under the cover of camouflage out on public roads and doing flying laps at the Nurburgring. We’re expecting a Phantom-inspired interior and a V-12 under the hood, with two turbos and 6.75 liters of displacement conspiring to create as much as 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Pricing should trump all challengers at $350,000.

Read our full review on the 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Conclusion


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“When you break it down, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe is a segment-topping exercise in excess.”

With so many high-end luxury SUVs hitting the market lately, it makes sense for Land Rover to step up its game with this new flagship model. The two-door coupe body style should serve as a good reminder that when it comes to comfort and style mixed with off-roading capability, Land Rover is one of the originator brands.

The last time we saw a production two-door Range Rover was in 1994, followed by the concept-only Range Stormer in 2003. With this latest production model framed as the “the most distinguished, luxurious and exclusive Range Rover ever built,” as well as the “world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupe,” we don’t see JLR having any problems quickly moving all 999 units.

When you break it down, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Coupe it a segment-topping exercise in excess, packing the best equipment, the highest output, and the largest price tag ever attached to the nameplate.

And you know that counts for something.

  • Leave it
    • * How hard is it to get in those rear seats?
    • * Insanely expensive
    • * Competition is fierce and getting fiercer

References

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Read our full review on the2018 Land Rover Range Rover.


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