The Land Rover Discovery, while being an extremely capable off-road luxury SUV, has been relegated to more domestic duties as of late. Many owners tend to use their Disco in more urban settings and don’t maximize its capabilities. Yet this hasn’t stopped the British luxury off-road manufacturer from putting its faith in the vehicle’s abilities. Hence the new Land Rover Discovery SVX.
Unveiled at the ongoing Frankfurt International Motor Show, the latest Discovery is the very first modern-day Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)-tweaked offering to wear the SVX badge. This means it adds a slew of goodies to make the already capable off-roader more willing and able when the terrain gets really rough. Moreover, it will sit alongside the Range Rover Sport SVR and Range Rover SVAutobiography in the brand’s model hierarchy.
The ultra-luxurious Discovery SVX gets goodies like Hydraulic Active Roll Control, which improves wheel articulation and controls body roll, improved approach, departure, and breakover angles, active center and rear differentials, and larger 275/55 R20 rubber. All these are designed to give the fifth-gen Discovery in SVX trim even more capabilities that would put to shame even the most jaded mountain goat.
Complementing all these is an updated 8-speed automatic gearbox with Twin-speed transfer case. It also packs electronic doodads like Hill Descent Control, Electronic Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, and All-Terrain Progress Control, just to name a few.
The Land Rover Discovery SVX is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 525hp and 625Nm of torque. This gives the driver utmost confidence to tackle any terrain.
Visually, the Discovery SVX takes inspiration from the Camel Trophy and G4 events, giving it a tough yet still refined distinctive appearance. The display unit at Frankfurt even gets niceties like Rush Orange Recovery Eyes that can haul up to six tons, an anti-glare hood, and a rear-mounted electronic winch.
The Land Rover Discovery SVX debuts at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.