Range Rover SV Coupe marks return of the two-door Land Rover

Land Rover has confirmed that it will unveil a range-topping two-door Range Rover model at the Geneva Motor Show in March as an homage to the original Range Rover of 1970 which paved the way for today?s line of luxury SUVs.

"We have proved with Range Rover that there are opportunities to offer derivatives of these vehicles, and to offer them in a way to bring something new to the market".

"The Range Rover SV Coupé is a highly compelling design with peerless refinement and uncompromised sophistication from its breathtaking exterior proportions to its sumptuous, beautifully appointed, interior".

What will it look like on the outside? Presumably based on the architecture of the current short-wheelbase Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, the SV Coupe will be limited to 999 units and sold worldwide.

As you can see from this image, however, the Range Rover SV Coupe features an opulent interior with four plush individual seats - trimmed with white leather up front and black leather at the rear - accessed via a pair of extended front doors.

It's likely that the auto will be powered by the top-of-the-range engine offered in a Range Rover - the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 that produces up to 557bhp in the SVAutobiography model. "This is a vehicle that will resonate on an emotional level", said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover chief design officer, in a statement.

According to DigitalTrends, Land Rover last teased a two-door Range Rover with the 2004 Range Stormer concept, showing the potential of that idea. We'll have to wait until the Geneva Motor Show in March for the unveiling of the auto - one of the highlights of Land Rover's 70th anniversary year.

All the details of the new anniversary version of the Coupe will be made public on March 6, when the world premiere will take place.