The exclusive Range Rover SV Coupe went home a winner from the recent Interior Design 2018 Best of Year Awards.
Held for the past 13 years, the ceremony saw Interior Design magazine dish out prizes in a wide range of categories. From flooring and rug patterns, to even large-scale architecture projects, the awards cover a staggeringly wide array of topics.
This year saw automotive categories held for only the second time, and the limited edition Range Rover SV Coupe took the prize in the ‘Automotive: Overall Design’ class.
According to Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design magazine, the automotive categories are important as ”good design moves both of our industries forward.”
With a design that pays tribute to the original two-door Range Rover, the modern SV Coupe retains the signature floating roof and tapered tail. Unlike the 1970 model, the SV wears gigantic 23-inch wheels – the biggest ever fitted to a Range Rover.
Such bling clearly impressed the judges at Interior Design, along with the contrasting interior trim options for the front and rear seats. Buyers can also specify a wealth of wood veneer options, plus bespoke badging and exterior paintwork.
Super luxury creation
Land Rover believes the SV Coupe is more analogous to a yacht or private jet in terms of interior accommodation. We imagine most of the 999 buyers for the big two-door creation already have boats and planes amongst their playthings.
Indeed, with a starting price tag of £250,000 ($295,000), the SV Coupe is certainly an exclusive offering.
Along with the knowledge that their SV Coupe is an award winner, buyers also have the satisfaction of owning the fastest full-size Range Rover. A top speed of 165mph is matched with a 0-60mph sprint in 5.0 seconds.
Honoree recognition went to the new Volvo XC40, and Infiniti QX50, making the Overall Design category an all-SUV affair.
Volvo did however win the prize in the Automotive: Innovation category, courtesy of the futuristic 360c concept, unveiled earlier this year.