Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Group replaced the LR4 with the all-new Land Rover Discovery for the 2017 model year. The new model is impressive in all aspects but for the 2019 model year, JLR has a special offer for the buyers with a wild spirit. The 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX is a new machine which comes from JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division and this version specialized for the off-road adventures.
The new model has mighty, supercharged V-8 engine under the hood and beefed-up suspension for better off-roading. Brand’s Special team also tuned other running gear in order to provide the next-level off-road capability. The styling also stands out and suggests the special purpose of this vehicle. The same is model’s interior.
2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX: Mighty mechanics
The special 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX is equipped with mighty hardware in order to elevate model’s off-road capabilities to the new level. The heart of the Discovery SVX is the mighty 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine. The monster engine produces 518 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque.
However, there is a lot more special about this model than “just” the engine. The model also uses the Hydraulic Active Roll Control for a greater wheel articulation. This is the first application of this system on the Discovery model. The system also improves body control while off road and reduces body roll on road.
The model also comes with lifted ride height compared to the conventional versions and air suspension at all four corners. The air suspensions include long-travel dampers and new knuckles and model has improved approach, departure and break-over angles.
The list of the special mechanics continues with the retuned Terrain Response 2 system including also active center and rear-locking differentials. The special software tuning has also been done on the 8-speed automatic transmission.
Important for the off-road are also special 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels wrapped in 275/55 R20 Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain tires.
2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX: Special Look
The look is secondary to performance but the appearance of the 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX is also a little special. The front and rear bumpers have the unique design with skid plates. Special on the model is also a Narvik Black Dynamic grille and attractive Tectonic Grey body paint. The model also comes with the rear winch system and anti-glare hood finish. A pair of roof-mounted light pods will also be there to improve visibility. Contrasting silver roof rails and orange accents will also add to model’s looks.
Inside, we will also encounter on the orange accents and unique color and material combination. The cabin will include SVX-branded seats combined with a Light Oyster and Lunar color scheme. Buyers will also love a Pistol Shifter that should be better for changing gears in off-road conditions than model’s usual rotary shifter.
2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX: Arrival, Price
The production of the 2019 Land Rover Discovery SVX will begin in 2018. The carmaker hasn’t revealed pricing.