All Terrain Precision in the Discovery SVX

The Special Vehicle Operations team at Jaguar Land Rover had been focusing on Range Rovers and supercharged F-Types, but they invited the challenge of building a raptor-like off-roader for the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. They crafted a new Discovery SVX packed with features to adapt to all terrains for true off-road excitement.

This Discovery SVX offers much more ground clearance when compared with the basic Discovery along with enhanced dampers, revised knuckles and 4-corner air suspension. These improvements make the 32 inch all terrain Goodyear Wrangler tires a perfect fit for the upgraded SVX.

While the Discovery SVX incorporates the standard off-road features such as electronic locking differentials for the rear wheels and active center, but the fun doesn’t stop there. This model has a full suite of safety features refined by Land Rover including Digital Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, All-Terrain Progress Control, Adaptive Dynamics and Hill Descent Control.

The Terrain Response system revolutionizes the way the SVX handles rough terrain by controlling the braking intensity and traction control.

Another feature that is particularly noteworthy is the Hydraulic Active Roll Control which promotes off-road traction by improving wheel articulation as well as the breakover, approach and departure angles to help it climb steep inclines.

The SVO team used off-road exploration as the inspiration for the Discovery SVX but that doesn’t mean the engine is lacking in horsepower. It is equipped with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that puts out a whopping 518 hp. A twin speed transfer case and 8-speed automatic make it a dream for drivers who value acceleration.

To top it off, the Discovery SVX has power-assisted steering functionality with variable ratio electric which is vital to keeping the wheels pointed straight and preventing the vehicle from tipping over.

In the area of visual improvements, the SVX boasts a Tectonic gray color, orange-finished recovery hooks, front and rear skid plates and an anti-glare hood.

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Off-Road Racing in the Defender

When it comes to crushing swamps and blazing through muddy tracks, the Land Rover Defender is a true veteran. Also known as Champion the Wondercamel, the Defender features Land Rover’s 4×4 architecture along with a fierce roll cage. Would you rather compete on a boring circular track or dive through the mud like a true racer?

Race engineers cherish the low center of gravity and responsive feedback that give the Defender an edge for both novice drivers and professionals. Charging through gravel paths with the new aluminum gear stick will be seamless as driver enjoy the rugged four-wheel drive experience.

Fire up the engine and you will hear the vehicle come to life, not necessarily a race-style V8 engine but the V8 diesel engine will grumble as you get ready to ride!

As you take off at terrifying speeds, the Defender will hug the corners of the turns and it’s all about anticipating what the vehicle will do next. It takes high jumps with ease but will magnify your errors while driving if you aren’t attentive.

Trail-braking as you turn will make the drive go smoothly and avoiding understeering while changing direction. Off-road racing is much more of an art as opposed to a full speed ahead drive, which is what makes the Defender the perfect contender with huge axle articulation.

The 2.2 diesel engine may not top a dragster for kick from the starting line but it will shove it’s weight impressively when it gets to the sweet spot of around 3,000 rpm. Ploughing through mud and huge puddles will be no feat for this vehicle as it is intended to get down and dirty!

Most of all, the Land Rover Defender is loads of fun and makes off-road driving a memorable experience.

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Land Rover and Red Cross Introduce Project Hero

Presented at the Geneva Motor Show, Jaguar Land Rover designed an advanced communication vehicle known as ‘Project Hero’ to support the Austrian Red Cross in disaster response efforts. This special version of the new Land Rover Discovery will be used by the Red Cross to save lives by accelerating response times and improving rescue efficiency.

Their work with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has made a huge impact on humanitarian efforts around the world. Since 1954, Land Rover has backed the Red Cross with over 120 Range Rover vehicles for disaster efforts across the globe.

The Project Hero Discovery is the first SUV vehicle with a drone landing pad proudly developed by the Special Vehicle Operations department of JLR. The landing system boasts magnetic technology and self-centering to allow the drone to land safely while the SUV is moving.

The drone functionality will allow the emergency response personnel to view live footage to not only respond to natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods but also to rescue survivors. Having an eye in the sky will help combat landscape changes and simplify the investigation and rescue planning process.

In addition to the drone enhancement, the interior of the Project Hero vehicle is equipped with a work surface area in the rear. The heavy-duty flooring slides out and additional equipment can be mounted behind the seats. With LED lighting positioned throughout the cabin, rescuers will also have improved night vision.

The Project Hero Discovery is currently in testing at the Austrian Red Cross center in Erzberg, where new disaster relief methods are being developed and simulated. The testing is slotted to be completed in June 2018, at which time it will be used in real life emergency support. The vehicle even has a full ensemble of radio equipment for responders to make contact during a disaster.

Jaguar Land Rover hopes that this unique vehicle will be used to save lives and perform extraordinary humanitarian efforts.

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