• Competitive Lease Deals
  • No Processing Fees
  • Free Nationwide Delivery

99%

of our customers give us excellent feedback

Blog Banner

Vantage Blog

Providing you with up to date Car Leasing News

SVO to get their hands on the Discovery

Apr 03, 2017
SVO to get their hands on the Discovery

For the Land Rover Defender enthusiasts that were heartbroken when 68 years of production final came to an end last year, there’s news from the manufacturer that might get your chest beating again.

It seems that Land Rover's SVO Technical Centre, famed for producing luxury modified versions of the Jaguar/Land Rover product, are going to get their hands on the new Discovery.  However, rather than producing the refineries that the brand has become associated with, this project will focus specifically on making the discovery more ‘rough and tough’.

SVO to get their hands on the Discovery

The extreme 4x4 will be built so that it can endure and compete in punishing races like the Paris-Dakar and the Camel Trophy.  Therefore, it is thought that SVO will focus more on the car’s ability to handle extreme off-road situations, rather than just straight forward performance.

SVO to get their hands on the Discovery

It seems likely that the Discovery will go through an extensive overhaul to meet SVO’s expectations, including a reworked chassis and body cladding.  It is expected that the 3.0-litre TDV6 engine available in the current top of the range Discovery models will be used to keep this beast moving forward.

SVO to get their hands on the Discovery

It’ll be an exciting step for Land Rover, not at least because it moves slightly away from what SVO have done with the more refined Range Rover SV, but more because it’s just a fantastic product.  While the Range Rover SV just focuses purely on comfort and performance, of which is arguably geared to on-road driving, SVO’s intentions here will be completely different.  The emphasis of this product is going to be heavy weighted to endurance and taking on any terrain.

Rumour has it that the model will be called the ‘Discovery SVX’.

We certainly can’t wait to see it.

Related Articles
Deals of the Week
Deals of the Week

This week we're looking at the the Audi A1 Sportback, the Audi Q2, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV & the Mercedes E-Class Saloon.

Why You Should Be Careful With Your Car Keys
Why You Should Be Careful With Your Car Keys

Where do you keep your car keys when you’re at home? On the table next to the door? Probably not, we all remember the scare stories from the early 00’s...

Revealed: Where Do Britain's Worst Drivers Live
Revealed: Where Do Britain's Worst Drivers Live

Halifax is home to Britain’s worst drivers, with the West Yorkshire town featuring the highest share of drivers with penalty points on their licence, according to our exclusive new research...

Disclaimer: Different terms, mileages and contracts are available upon request. All contracts are subject to status and availability, guarantees may be required. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders to assist with your lease and may receive a payment or other benefit from the finance provider if you decide to enter into an agreement with them. The images used on this website are for illustration purposes only. (c) Vantage Leasing Solutions Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Calculating your results
Looking For Some Help? We're Online Message us