Saturday, 20 April, 2019

WOMPWOMP: Land Rover AXES The Range Rover SV Coupe

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Priscilla Morrison | 03 February, 2019, 21:14

As Autocar confirmed with Land Rover this week, the Range Rover SV Coupe has officially been canceled.

"We have taken the hard decision to inform our customers that the Range Rover SV Coupe will not proceed into production", a spokesperson said.

- The British marque has chosen to divert resources towards regular production models instead.

It's money JLR is probably wiser to invest in creating more hybrids and all-electric cars, like the Jaguar I-Pace, and in the upcoming Land Rover Defender, which will come to the United States for the first time since the late 1990s.

Last year's Geneva Motor Show saw the debut of the Range Rover SV Coupe, a massively expensive (starting price £240,000) Range Rover from JLR's SVO aimed at newcomers like the Bentley Bentayga.

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Tech-wise, the Range Rover SV Coupe featured a 4WD with a rear diff lock and air suspension.

It was going to be the ultimate Range Rover. A 5-litre supercharged V8 engine delivering 557bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission made sure it could do 0-62mph in just 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 165mph.

One imagines building a vehicle like the Range Rover SV Coupe, with so many bespoke parts, would be prohibitively expensive.

The model debuted to a warm reception in Geneva past year, sporting a $295,000 price tag amid plans for the marque's Special Vehicle Operations to hand-build some 999 examples.

This news comes only one day after sister company Jaguar said it will also kill the manual F-Type in North America to save some cash. Customers who have ordered the SV Coupe have been informed, although how many customers that is remains unknown.

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