Production of the Land Rover Discovery SVX will begin early 2018.
Land Rover has revealed a hardcore off-roading version of its fifth-generation Discovery SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show, 2017 - dubbed Discovery SVX.
This model also debuts the British company’s off-road focused ‘SVX’ lineup. SVX will serve as the third marquee under Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) - which already includes the performance oriented SVR, and the uber premium SVAutobiography.
To elevate its off-roading ante, the Discovery SVX sports improved approach, departure and breakover angles - achieved by raising its body and suspension, employing long travel dampers, revised knuckles, and fitting larger 815mm diameter 275/55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tyres.
Additionally, the Discovery SVX is also equipped with an active centre and electronic rear locking differentials which work with the specially tuned Terrain Response 2 system to optimise traction on all surfaces. Also onboard are special software calibrations for the 8-speed automatic transmission with twin-speed transfer box. The SVX also features a model-first pistol shifter in place of the Drive select rotary shifter - to aid off-road manoeuvres.
Aesthetically, the Discovery SVX which is showcased at Frankfurt features some bespoke design elements like unique front and rear bumpers with protective skid plates, anti-glare bonnet finish, integrated rear mounted electric winch system, exclusive Tectonic Grey paint finish, black roof rails, a roof-mounted unit with two additional light pods for improved low-light visibility, and much more.
The Discovery SVX is solely made available with Land Rover’s flagship 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol motor - which pumps 518bhp of power and 625Nm of torque. This is the first time that this engine is offered on the fifth generation Discovery.