Jaguar Land Rover SVO Launches Discovery SVX at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has been on a roll this year, with its F-Type SVR or the XE SV Project 8, and now, it has drawn attention to their off-road vehicle.
SVO has just revealed its production-spec Discovery SVX, that’s being called as the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover. The vehicle will be hand assembled by the JLR SVO in 2018 when the production of the Discovery SVX is supposed to start.
The vehicle made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 and is being touted by the company as being the ultimate iteration of Discovery as well as the first in Land Rover for bearing the SVX moniker, which has the cachet of being a 525 horsepower 5.0-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine, so you know what it was competing against.
The Discovery SVX was sitting alongside the SXAutobiography and Range Rover SVR lines that were designed for on-road performance. The Discovery SVX provides its wheels 625 Nm Torque as well as features hydraulic active body roll control. This gives the vehicle added wheel articulation for improved traction on the slippery areas.
As per the company, all the important specs have been improved, like the departure, breaker angles, and higher approach, which is achieved by the raised body on a long-travel suspension as well as larger 20-inch Aluminum wheels that have been given the Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires.
Discovery SVX gets specially calibrated eight-speed automatic transmission apart from an optimized Terrain Response 2 system. Additionally, a model-first pistol-grip shifter has been used in place of the Discovery’s regular rotatory knob.
The SVX took inspiration for the visual changes from the previous Land Rovers like those used in the G4 Challenge and the Camel Trophy, along with orange painted metal accents, unique rear and front bumpers and skid plates.