Auto Shows Land Rover Discovery SVX Powered By V8 Is An Off-Road Champ

17:15  12 september  2017
17:15  12 september  2017 Source:   MSN

Jaguar officially working on yet another SUV

  Jaguar officially working on yet another SUV Smaller Jaguar E-Pace, likely based on the Land Rover Discovery Sport, set to launch next yearThis is the first teaser image of the company’s E-Pace, a compact performance SUV that Jaguar promises will be priced at a very competitive $42,700 in Canada. Looking to capitalize on its sales success in two (sort of) new segments for Jaguar — SUVs and entry-level luxury sedans —the E-Pace is likely to be powered by a 2.0-litre version of the company’s Ingenium four-cylinder engines.

To visually reflect the Discovery SVX ’s inherent robustness and go-further ability, Land Rover designers have referenced features of iconic Discovery off - road challenge vehicles, such as those used for Camel Trophy and G4 Challenge events, to give the SVX a distinctive

How's a lifted, 518-horsepower Disco sound? A few years ago, I sat with Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations boss John Edwards while he outlined the three pillars of the SVO division: luxury, performance, and capability.

Land Rover Discovery SVX © Motor1.com Canada Land Rover Discovery SVX

A few years ago, I sat with Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations boss John Edwards while he outlined the three pillars of the SVO division: luxury, performance, and capability. We've seen the first two by way of vehicles like the Range Rover SV Autobiography and XE SV Project 8, among others. But when SVO speaks to capability, it specifically means off-road prowess – hence the arrival of this, the new Land Rover Discovery SVX.

Land Rover Discovery SVX © Motor1.com Canada Land Rover Discovery SVX

The SVX has increased ground clearance and employs long-travel dampers, meaning the approach, departure, and breakover angles are all increased. The 20-inch aluminum wheels are wrapped in SVX-specific 275/55R20 Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires. Land Rover’s incredible Terrain Response 2 off-road system has been retuned to offer more grip when the going gets tough. Finally, for the first time, the Discovery SVX features Hydraulic Active Roll Control that allows for increased wheel articulation – important for slow-going off-road maneuvers.

2017 Land Rover Discovery V-6

  2017 Land Rover Discovery V-6 2017 Land Rover Discovery V-6

Jaguar Land Rover ’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division is planning a radical new version of the Discovery that will be focused on all-out off - road performance, Auto There’s no official word on the name yet, but we have reported previously that SVX will be used for the off - road -focused models.

POWERTRAIN. The heart of the Land Rover Discovery SVX is a 5.0-liter supercharged V 8 providing 517 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. The driver selects gears via a new pistol shifter, which provides easier off - road shifting than the rotary selector.

Land Rover Discovery SVX © Motor1.com Canada Land Rover Discovery SVX

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Of course, Land Rover hasn’t stopped there. The Discovery SVX gets a unique powertrain: the company’s supercharged, 5.0-litre V8, with 518 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. You can’t get that on the normal Discovery, which means the SVX is not only the most off-road capable model, it’s got the most power, too.

To visually differentiate the SVX from lesser Discos, Land Rover has fitted new front and rear bumpers with new skid plates, as well as Rush Orange accents around the body. The Tectonic Grey paint is also SVX-specific, and inside, orange accents are found on the two-tone leather interior.

The best news? This isn’t just a Frankfurt Motor Show concept. Land Rover says the Discovery SVX will enter production sometime next year. We can’t wait.

Source: Land Rover

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