SVO already builds fast (badged SVR) and luxury (SVA) versions of existing JLR products, but this was to be its first SVX (off-road).
In a statement, Land Rover said it had “taken the decision not to introduce a V8 powertrain to the Discovery product family,” meaning “the Discovery SVX Concept revealed in 2017 will not be going into production”.
It did, however, say it’s “investigating opportunities to bring Land Rover vehicles with enhanced all-terrain capability to market in the future,” meaning there’s hope yet for an SVX-badged Landie. The new Defender would be the obvious choice, no?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.