Alongside the Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography which are hallmarks for outstanding on-road performance and supreme luxury, the Discovery SVX will add extreme all-terrain capability to the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) product line.
Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover hand-assembled by experts at the SVO Technical Centre in the UK when production begins in 2018. It will take Discovery’s versatility to new levels through further development of its formidable off-road ability. It will be offered exclusively with Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain, tuned to deliver 525PS peak power and 625Nm torque, along with suspension modifications.
Discovery SVX will also have improved approach, departure and breakover angles, achieved by raising both the lightweight aluminium monocoque architecture and the four-corner air suspension system, employing long-travel dampers and revised knuckles, and fitting larger 815 mm diameter 275/55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tyres on forged aluminium alloy wheels.
Discovery SVX had a distinctive, aggressive and purposeful appearance inside and out, combining the design excellence and engineering integrity inherent in every Land Rover. It features Hill Descent Control, Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Adaptive Dynamics, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) and variable ratio electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), and a model-first Pistol Shifter in place of the Drive select rotary shifter, for optimum control of gear selection in off-road manoeuvres.
The Discovery SVX also stands out through its exclusive satin Tectonic Grey paint finish, a unique colour and material combination of Lunar and Light Oyster with Rush Orange accents inside, and ‘X’ logo perforations on the SVX-branded seats. Narvik Black side vents with V8 badging, a Narvik Black Dynamic grille, Black roof rails and a roof-mounted unit with two additional light pods for improved low-light visibility complete the transformation.