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Is The Outdoors Prepared For Land Rover's SVX?

JLR's SVO promises a hardcore surprise.

JaguarLand Rover's Special Vehicle Operations has already churned out someincredible projects – including the F-Type Project 7, Range Rover Sport SVR and SVAutobiography, and the Lightweight E-Type. But now, Car and Driverreports, the division is planning a special project of a nature that is neitheruber luxurious nor high performance. SVO's next surprise will be titled SVX andwill be focused on hardcore off-roading Land Rover vehicles. This could be a special farewell to the Defender or a unique outdoorsy Range.

According to the report, the vehicles will be inspired by the DakarRally and Camel Trophy off-road events. As such, the SVX vehicles should offer acombination of insane off-road performance capabilities and improved on-roadperformance. Speaking to C/D, SVO chief John Edwards said these SUVs wouldrepresent "the third side of the product triangle, and one that we thinkhas got huge potential." JLR and SVO are keeping this project well under wraps,but promise to surprise us with some hardcore performance in the very near future.Stay tuned for more details.

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