The successor to the Range Rover Sport SVR is coming next month.
Land Rover has released the first official trailer, name, and reveal date for the Range Rover Sport SVR successor. The all-new model will drop the "R" from its nomenclature and will be known as the Range Rover Sport SV. Land Rover will finally show it to the world on 31 May 2023.
Land Rover now wants to stick to a single badge for vehicles tuned by its Special Vehicles Operations division. Sportier models from SVO used to wear the "SVR" badge, while ultra-luxury models like the Range Rover Lansdowne Edition are labeled "SV."
Along with the name, Land Rover released a video of the Range Rover Sport SV undergoing high-performance and all-terrain testing. Like the standard car, which is capable of impressive off-road feats in remote locations, the SV will be a dual-purpose vehicle.
Don't expect to get your hands on one anytime soon. Land Rover says the new model will launch in a limited-edition specification. If Landy follows the same route it did with the big-body Range Rover and the standard Range Rover Sport, this limited edition will likely be called the First Edition.
First Edition models have several design and luxury features and are only available for a single model year.
The Range Rover Sport SV will likely be even rarer than the models mentioned above because Land Rover says it will be offered by invite only. The British firm will probably use its existing customer base to send out these invitations but don't expect to get one if you own the outgoing SVR. Invitations will likely go to customers who own several expensive Land Rover products, including an SVR.
Land Rover calls the new SV a "performance champion." According to the British brand, it will debut with innovative world-first, sector-first, and Range Rover-first technologies to help it unlock its full performance potential. We're keen to find out what these features are since this particular segment includes high-tech models like the BMW X5M, Mercedes-AMG GLE 63, and the most advanced of the lot due to a recent facelift, the Porsche Cayenne.
Not much else is known about the SV, but the teaser video reveals a few things. First, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 is gone, likely replaced with a twin-turbocharged V8 tuned by BMW M. There will be a dedicated SV Mode slotting in above the usual Dynamic Mode, and the paddle shifters behind the wheel appear to be transparent and illuminated glass. The color of the illumination seems to depend on the selected driving mode.
It looks like an epic car, and we can't wait to find out everything about it.
Join The Discussion