LAND ROVER NEEDS THIS MODEL
The Discovery SVX goes some way to tiding over the Land Rover product range with an extreme and purely off-road-focused vehicle that has been missing since the Defender went out of production early last year.
The capability of Land Rover’s products on all terrains is not in doubt, yet the off-road image and lifestyle the brand portrays has lacked the poster child to give the brand the authenticity it needs.
Despite being a slow seller near the end of its life, the Defender played a vital role in validating Land Rover’s brand image and allowing it to credibly produce models like the more daring Evoque and road-focused Velar.
A new Defender to give the brand that authenticity again is still not due for at least a couple of years, so the Discovery SVX is a welcome arrival to perform that role in the meantime.