The SVX version will showcase the SUV’s off-road ability; built by SVO division.
Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly considering a hardcore off-roading version of the Discovery badged SVX. The model will be based on the upcoming Discovery 5 which was previewed by the Discovery Vision concept early last year.
The company is said to be eager to use SVO’s tuning of the SUV to highlight its technical and mechanical ability. The modifications are likely to be down to technological solutions to dealing with extreme off-road conditions.
In terms of technological advances, last year’s Discovery Vision concept included a ‘virtual’ windscreen and bonnet that used cameras to show an unobstructed view of the road ahead and beneath the car. The technologies are not expected to reach production stage any time soon, but it highlights the ambitious trajectory of SVO.
There is not much detail as to the powertrains or technology to be used in the SVX, but the SUV is likely to arrive in international markets anywhere between 12-18 months after the standard SUV’s launch.
(Discovery Vision Concept image for representation purpose)
Source Autocar India