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Report: Land Rover to Resurrect SVX Line for Extreme Off-Roaders

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/7/2015 Kelly Pleskot

Just as Land Rover prepares to introduce a next-generation Defender, the automaker may also resurrect the SVX label on the vehicle, according to a recent report from CAR Magazine.


In fact, the automaker's Special Vehicle Operations department is plotting a slew of SVX-labeled models for customers looking for more extreme off-road capability. It's not clear yet which vehicles will receive the special treatment, but the Defender is the most obvious choice. The SVX label, after all, was last seen on the Defender in the 2000s.

Report: Land Rover to Resurrect SVX Line for Extreme Off-Roaders

An SVX line would complement a number of other special "flavors" birthed by Jaguar Land Rover's customization division. We've already seen the SVR line work its magic on the automaker's more road-going vehicles like the Range Rover Sport, and a Jaguar F-Type SVR is also in the pipeline. Meanwhile, the luxury-focused SVAutobiography series brings some extra luxury to the lineup. The most recent 2016 Range Rover SVAutobiography commands as much as $200,000 thanks to its 22-inch wheels and a number of opulent details inside the cabin.

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Adding an off-road SVX line could bring Land Rover closer to its roots, enhancing the brand's street cred and possibly setting it up for a return to hardcore off-road competition in events like the Dakar rally. It's highly likely that these extreme vehicles will offer more power than the brand's standard 4x4s.

Source: CAR Magazine


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