Tuesday, May 5th 2015. | Advanced Technology, Auto & Motor, Car

Land Rover is known the world over for producing some of the most off-road capable vehicles on the planet. Now the brand will reinforce that position with a slew of hardcore, trail-conquering versions of its models, using the SVX acronym as a designator. The new dirt-oriented SUVs will come from JLR’s recently formed tuning division, Special Vehicles Operations.

That’s the word coming from Car and Driver, which spoke with SVO boss John Edwards about the launch of the new line. While details are sparse, Edwards did drop a few hints regarding Land Rover’s new off-roaders, saying that SVX models will feature “added capability” next to the sporty SVR and luxury-laden SVAutobiography versions produced by SVO.

When asked if the SVX models would resemble something like the Bowler Wildcat or Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6, Edwards responded by saying, “It could be either of those things, it could be both. This is the third side of the product triangle, and one that we think has got huge potential.”

So far, specifics regarding when we should expect to see an SVX model are under wraps, although Edwards did say that we would get a taste of what’s in the works “relatively soon.” It’s also unknown which model will be the first to get the SVX treatment, although the Land Rover Defender is speculated as one likely recipient.

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Land Rover SVX Hardcore SUVs originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 15:00 EST.

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