The Range Rover model has always been synonymous with luxury throughout the decades, be it standard variants or exclusive models like the Autobiography. Nowadays you can tailor your luxury vehicle to your unique specifications, according to your pallet, and this is what the British firm is offering in the upcoming Range Rover SV.
Firstly, you may be wondering what the SV in the name means. Well, it refers to Land Rover’s clandestine workshop where vehicles that drive in and never return the same. Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) is the brand’s tuning house, be it to enhance performance or to add special edition touches and finishes. With the next iteration of the RR ready to be introduced to the world, more specifically South Africa, the upcoming Range Rover SV will have an estimated 1.6 million different configurations, for an individualized experience.
With a slick and modern design, the 2022 Range Rover SV will be the first vehicle to receive the Special Vehicle Operations touch and emerge donning the new ceramic SV roundel, which pays homage to the SVO team for their sterling work on these vehicles. Michael van der Sande, Managing Director, Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Working with the finest materials and innovative technologies has enabled us to introduce even more luxury into every part of the New Range Rover SV. This attention to detail and quality is evident throughout the vehicle and is symbolised by our new white ceramic SV roundel on the tailgate.”
The ceramic treatment extends to the Range Rover’s interior, where you’ll find functions such as the gear selector, Terrain Response and volume controls all clad in fine cool-to-the-touch ceramic. As an alternative to the other wood and metal interior finishes, the new Range Rover will be offered with the option of ceramic coated finishes. As you would expect, the Range Rover SV’s seats will be draped in the finest soft leather material for a premium experience. However, if you wish, you can have the animal hide substituted with what Land Rover calls Sustainable Ultrafabrics. This choice of material has the same tactile qualities as leather, but is said to be 30 per cent lighter and generates a quarter of the C02 in its production, according to the firm.
A set of 23-inch dark grey gloss alloy wheels can be added to your options list when specifying your new vehicle. There are 13 other wheel designs on offer, should you not be swayed by the 23-inch alloys. With so many options, one can also select the external hue from the standard Range Rover colour palette, or the 14 additional colours in the SV catalogue. You also have the freedom to pick a contrasting roof colour while you’re at it.
The upcoming Range Rover SV will be available here in South Africa as early as the first quarter of 2022, sold in standard and long-wheelbase bodies. LWB customers will, for the first time, be able to order their vehicle in a 5-seat configuration. Pricing for the 2022 Range Rover SV will be confirmed when the vehicle goes on Sale in South African dealerships.