Land Rover re­veals all-new Dis­cov­ery SVX at Frank­furt IAA

Times of Oman - - ROUND-UP -

DUBAI: Land Rover has re­vealed the Dis­cov­ery SVX – the ul­ti­mate dis­cov­ery for off-road en­thu­si­asts seek­ing epic ad­ven­tures.

Dis­cov­ery SVX, launched at the Frank­furt Mo­tor Show, adds the ex­treme all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity to the Spe­cial Ve­hi­cle Op­er­a­tions (SVO) prod­uct tri­an­gle.

SVX will sit along­side the ac­claimed Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAu­to­bi­og­ra­phy, which are hall­marks of out­stand­ing on-road per­for­mance and supreme lux­ury re­spec­tively.

Dis­cov­ery SVX will be the first Land Rover hand-as­sem­bled by ex­pert crafts­men at the SVO Tech­ni­cal Cen­tre in the UK when pro­duc­tion be­gins in 2018.

John Ed­wards, Jaguar Land Rover Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said, “SVO de­sign­ers are em­bed­ded within the Land Rover team and have worked with our en­gi­neers to un­leash their own pas­sion for ad­ven­ture to cre­ate another truly de­sir­able and ver­sa­tile ve­hi­cle in the Land Rover line-up.”

Dis­cov­ery SVX em­bod­ies the de­sign ex­cel­lence and en­gi­neer­ing in­tegrity that are core val­ues of ev­ery Land Rover, build­ing on the leg­endary Land Rover all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity and ad­ven­tur­ous spirit to de­liver the ul­ti­mate in off-road per­for­mance and de­sir­abil­ity.

Since its launch in 2016 the fifth-gen­er­a­tion Dis­cov­ery, built on Land Rover’s strong, safe and light alu­minium ar­chi­tec­ture, has won ad­mi­ra­tion as the world’s best full-size ver­sa­tile SUV. That makes it the per­fect base for SVO’s first SVX ve­hi­cle. New Dis­cov­ery is the first mod­ern Land Rover to wear the SVX badge.

Mark Stan­ton, SVO di­rec­tor, said:“The SVX prod­uct line gives us a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to de­liver the ul­ti­mate Land Rover all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity in a dy­namic and dis­tinc­tive man­ner, cre­at­ing a rugged and ver­sa­tile SUV that the whole fam­ily will love: effortless, un­stop­pable and con­nected, what­ever the ter­rain. Dis­cov­ery SVX is de­signed to re­ward off-road driv­ing en­thu­si­asts with the next level of all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity, with­out com­pro­mis­ing com­fort and prac­ti­cal­ity.”

SVX takes Dis­cov­ery ver­sa­til­ity to new lev­els through fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of its for­mi­da­ble off-road abil­ity. It will be of­fered ex­clu­sively with Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre su­per­charged V8 petrol pow­er­train, tuned to de­liver 525PS peak power and 625Nm torque, along with sus­pen­sion mod­i­fi­ca­tions to en­hance driver con­fi­dence when tack­ling the tough­est ter­rain.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief De­sign Of­fi­cer, said: “The com­bi­na­tion of de­sign ex­cel­lence and en­gi­neer­ing in­tegrity in­her­ent in ev­ery Land Rover is the foun­da­tion of ev­ery­thing we do. The Dis­cov­ery SVX re­in­forces Land Rover’s un­ri­valled rep­u­ta­tion for build­ing ve­hi­cles with true all-ter­rain ca­pa­bil­ity for cus­tomers who de­sire the ul­ti­mate in off-road per­for­mance.”

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