The new Range Rover SV has 1.6 million spec combos
Many, many luxury options are here for 2022, so there's no excuse for two Range Rover SVs looking alike
There’s a new Range Rover SV coming from JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations this year, and the list of exquisite, luxurious, I-didn’t-know-that-was-a-word-but-it-sounds-fancy options is really quite long.
In fact the SVO department reckons there are 1.6 million different combinations of premium things to be had, so there should be no chance of identical-car embarrassment when you inevitably encounter a fellow owner at the local golf club.
A pair of design themes - SV Serenity and SV Intrepid - underpin SVO’s offering, and both can be applied independently or in conjunction with each other inside and out. To cut a long story short, the former is focused on luxury while the latter brings ‘stealthier’ styling cues. Judge for yourself by flicking through the gallery above.
An exclusive new front bumper and five-bar, metal-plated grille sets the car apart from the standard model, and there are 14 additional exterior colours to choose from. Alternatively SV runs a Bespoke Match to Sample paint service, so the possibilities are pretty much endless.
Inside ceramic controls and surfaces feature for the first time, adorning the gear shifter, Terrain Response and volume controls. These are produced at 1,500 degrees Celsius before being diamond polished or sandblasted to achieve a gloss or satin process. It isn’t the work of a moment either, as this alone takes around 10 weeks. Yikes.
Meanwhile the wood veneer can be specced with a hand-laid mosaic pattern throughout, and in another first, eco-conscious buyers can choose a sustainable leather that results in just a quarter of the CO2 in its production process.
“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,” said Michael van der Sande, SVO’s managing director. “This attention to detail and quality is evident throughout the vehicle and is symbolised by our new white ceramic SV roundel on the tailgate.”
Ah yes, the roundel. The Range Rover SV will be the first model to bear the streamlined SV name, with the brand having decided to drop the SVO moniker henceforth.
Engine options include the 523bhp V8 twin-turbo petrol, D350 straight-six diesel and 503bhp plug-in hybrid, although the latter is only an option on short-wheelbase versions.
Order books open early this year, with prices yet to be confirmed. But the online configurator is already live and ready to be played with. Now there's a productive way to spend your first day back at work...
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