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Jaguar Land Rover Wants More SVX Variants

Jaguar Land Rover intends on launching a selection of new SVX-badged models following the debut of the Defender SVX last month.

Speaking to Autocar, Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern said the SVX name would be appropriate for all Discovery models, presumably including the Discovery Sport, as well as the next-generation Defender.

What’s more, even Jaguar could jump on board by creating off-road focused variants of its models, in particular, the E-Pace and F-Pace crossovers.

“We don’t talk a lot about the [off-road] ability of our cars because they’re road-biased but they could have that capability as we have the tech in the group. I see the opportunity – if Land Rover can do SVR, we can do SVX,” company design director Ian Callum revealed.

The Land Rover Discovery SVX comes courtesy of the brand’s Special Vehicle Operations division and is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 525 PS and 461 lb-ft (625 Nm) of torque. Also found on the SVX is a Hydraulic Active Roll Control system, raised suspension, long-travel dampers, revised knuckles and 20-inch wheels with Goodyear Wrangler tires.

JLR says the Discovery SVX will serve as its most competent off-roader until the new Defender arrives.




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