2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX – SVO, Special Vehicle Operations, is Jaguar Land Rover’s bespoke tailoring service. The Specialized Individual Construction Department has just moved into a new technical center in Warwickshire and has been assigned the latest task of the fifth generation Land Rover Discovery. It was unveiled in the spring. Following the Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography, the Discovery SVX is set to become the third performance model of the off-road vehicle brand from 2018.
2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX
The Discovery SVX study, which spotlights Land Rover in Frankfurt, still distances itself from the issue of spoilers and lowering. On the contrary, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX is set in scene as an all-terrain expert. A significant contribution to this is made by an elevation kit that helps the SVX, which is equipped with an adjustable air suspension, to achieve better ground clearance.
Goodyear 275/55 off-road tires are mounted on forged 20″ alloy wheels. The study is painted in matt gray. The LED auxiliary headlamps discreetly integrated into a cross brace of the roof railing provide more visibility, a coating on the hood provides glare protection.
The engine is powered by the five-liter supercharged V8 petrol engine. It is already well known from Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The Discovery SVX maintains a performance-based respectful distance to its big brothers. It is rated at 525 hp, while in the Range Rover models the maximum power is 550 hp. The torque was also limited from 680 to 625 Newton meters. However, this should be sufficient for spectacular performance when the Discovery SVX goes into series production next year.
2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX Main features
While the upcoming production version of the Land Rover Discovery SVX is likely to become a road-optimized sports version, the owners of which rarely get lost in the country. The study at the IAA in Frankfurt is still very much more challenging. No chance in series production have the conspicuously orange painted towing eyes, one in the front in the middle and two at the rear.
The winch attached to the back of the show model will not be encountered in the series. Rather the new gear lever, which is supposed to facilitate possible manual work in the eight-stage automatic transmission instead of the usual dial for gear selection. Other accessories of the Discovery SVX study include an optical underride guard on the front, a roof rail fitted with LED spotlights and orange inserts in the front and rear apron. Land Rover has not yet provided information on the launch and price of the future Discovery SVX.