Off-road oriented Discovery flagship shown
Land Rover announced additions to its Discovery range at the Frankfurt Motor Show by unveiling the Discovery SVX, the pinnacle of the Discovery family, as well as a new twolitre petrol engine option to its S, SE, HSE and HSE luxury models. Sitting alongside the SVR and SVAutobiography, the SVX adds a new arm to the Special Vehicle Operations ( SVO) portfolio, one that represents an extreme expression of allterrain capability. Offered exclusively with Jaguar Land Rover’s fivelitre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain, tuned to deliver 391kW peak power and 625Nm torque, the Discovery SVX has a number of functional suspension modifications to enhance driver confidence when tackling the toughest terrain. A model-first for Discovery on SVX is Hydraulic Active Roll Control ( H-ARC) system, which gives increased wheel articulation and improved body control, enhancing extreme off-road traction while also reducing body roll for smooth and sure-footed on-road driving. SVX features improved approach, departure and breakover angles, achieved by raising both the lightweight aluminium monocoque architecture and the fourcorner air suspension system, employing longtravel dampers and revised knuckles, and fitting larger 815mm diameter 275/ 55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tyres on forged aluminium alloy wheels.