Car News 13 Oct 2017

518bhp Land Rover Discovery SVX announced

Land Rover have unveiled the upcoming Land Rover Discovery SVX, the brands first ‘extreme off-road’ vehicle from the manufacturers Special Vehicle Operations division.

The SVX is designed to sit alongside the SVR and luxury SV Autobiography models. The SVX will benefit from a retuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, which produces 518bhp and 625Nm of torque, all managed through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

As well as benefiting from mechanical upgrades to enhance the off road capabilities, the exterior of the vehicle has undergone visual improvements that give a subtle acknowledgement to the Camel Trophy off-roaders from the nineties. The SVX receives a roof mounted light pod as well as bespoke front and rear bumpers, with skid plates, all with a unique satin-grey finish. The outside is enhanced further by exposed recovery eyes (each capable of six tonnes) and a black finish on the front grille, side vents and roof rails. The main interior change of note is the use of a conventional gear shifter, replacing the existing rotary controller usually found on the Discovery.

Production of the SVX is due to commence in the first half of 2018, however Land Rover is taking registrations of interest now. Prices are yet to be confirmed, however it is estimated the SVX could cost around £100,000.




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