Rover has unveiled the Discovery SVX off-roader at the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The all-new Land Rover Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover hand-assembled by experts at the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) Technical Centre in the UK when enter into production next year. The new off-roading version of the Discovery will sit alongside the Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography.
Powering the Land Rover Discovery SVX trim is a 517 bhp, 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol engine, which is tuned for generating 517.8bhp and 625Nm of torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by an 8-speed automatic gearbox with twins-speed transfer box. In order to improve damping and off-roading capabilities of the SUV, the company has tweaked its suspension system. The vehicle also features Hydraulic Active Roll Control (H-ARC) that increases wheel articulation and improves body control that further enhance its extreme off-road traction. Read – Range Rover Velar Coming Sooner Than Expected
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK said, “The new Discovery SVX embodies the ultimate in adventure and capability of the Discovery family. Customers love the Discovery’s versatility and capability and we are delighted to offer UK customers even more choice with the addition of the Si4 300hp engine.”
Compared to the regular model, the Land Rover Discovery SVX has better approach, departure and breakover angles – thanks to its lightweight aluminium monocoque architecture, large 815mm diameter 275/55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tyres and four-corner air suspension system. The new Discovery off-roading model also features active centre and electronic rear locking differentials that work with tuned Trerrain Response 2 system. Read: New Land Rover Discovery – Price & Pictures
The Land Rover Discovery SVX brims with lots of advanced dynamics systems such as Hill Descent Control, Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Adaptive Dynamics, All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) and variable ratio electric power-assisted steering (EPAS). Read – Geeta Phogat Buys Range Rover Evoque
Visually, the new Discovery off-roader has robust yet premium appeal. Some of the key highlights include sporty front and rear bumpers with protective skid plates, an anti-glare bonnet finish, Rush Orange-finished metal recovery eyes, an integrated rear-mounted electric winch system and silver roof rails.
John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, said, “SVO designers and engineers are embedded within the Land Rover team and have unleashed their own passion for adventure to create another truly desirable and versatile vehicle in the Land Rover line-up.” Read: Range Rover Evoque – All You Need To Know
In terms of features, the Land Rover Discovery SVX gets a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display TFT (Thin Film Transistor) instrument cluster, Touch Pro infotainment with Jaguar Land Rover’s 10-inch touchscreen interface on the centre console, 4G Wi-Fi and an optional second-generation head-up display (HUD) and Cabin Air Ionisation. One must note that the aforementioned features vary variant-wise.
Land Rover Discovery SVX