Land Rover Defender to Get Special Operations Model

Land Rover Defender to Get Special Operations Model

Jaguar Land Rover is putting its Special Operations division to work.

Now that the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR has been released, the British automaker’s Special Operations division will focus its attention on expanding the SVR nameplate as well as the special vehicles it’ll be developing. In an interview with Autocar, head of Special Operations John Edwards said that the division has four main areas of expertise: special vehicles, personalization, heritage and branded goods. The special vehicles department will continue developing halo variants similar to the Range Rover Sport SVR, with a special run-out edition Defender coming next year.

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Next year, Land Rover will celebrate the outgoing Defender and though Edwards wouldn’t share details on the upcoming project, he did say that the Camel Trophy and Paris-Dakar will influence the design. As for how the SVR nameplate will expand to Jaguar’s lineup, that is still being discussed within the company. What isn’t being ruled out is the nameplate being used to designate high-performance, all-wheel drive models for the brand.

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[Source: Autocar]

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