Land Rover has unveiled an off-road focused Discovery SVX at Frankfurt alongside a new 2.0-litre petrol engine option.
The Discovery SVX is billed as the ‘ultimate all-terrain Discovery’ and sits alongside the SVR and SVAutobiography models at the top of the range.
It features a 525PS Supercharged V8 engine and boasts increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, greater wheel articulation, large diameter all-terrain tyres, tuned Terrain Response 2 system, Active Roll Control and rear-mounted winch.
To visually reflect 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 SVX a distinctive, aggressive and purposeful appearance inside and out.
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.”
Discovery is also now available with a 300PS four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine. The engine has been designed to optimise efficiency; it produces 400Nm of torque and has CO2 emissions from 222g/km.
In addition, the Discovery range gains new technologies including a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display instrument cluster, standard on HSE and HSE Luxury models.
All derivatives of the latest Discovery also feature Touch Pro infotainment with Jaguar Land Rover’s 10-inch touchscreen interface on the centre console. Digital connectivity is enhanced with the introduction of 4G WiFi on SE derivatives and above.
Optional second-generation head-up display technology also provides a full-colour display and wider functionality, even projecting 4x4 information and improved navigation displays onto the windscreen ahead of the driver, while optional Cabin Air Ionisation is available on Discovery for the first time, delivering improved interior air quality for enhanced passenger wellbeing.