Land Rover has shown the SVX special edition Defender, to celebrate 60 years of Land Rover, at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, while also announcing that a limited number of these models have been allocated to the local market.
With metallic black paintwork, the Defender SVX will be available in 90 soft-top and station wagon versions, as well as based on the Defender 110 CSW.
Each model comes fitted with an individually numbered plaque.
New exterior features include a restyled grille surround, tubular side-steps, special, diamond-turned alloy wheels, a reinforced aluminium front undershield, clear-lens headlights, and LED reverse/rear fog lights. Also included are unique “Defender” and “SVX” badges, and the bold surround for the front grille.
The soft-top model is especially eye-catching, with a metallic silver tubular cage that supports a tailor-made, removable black fabric hood. This encloses a flat load-space and a spare wheel stowed behind the front seats, reminiscent of the very first open-top Land Rovers.
Bringing the SVX interiors right up to date are custom-designed Recaro front seats, distinctive alloy gear knobs, a new audio system (with subwoofer and USB socket), iPod compatibility and Garmin satellite navigation.
The special-edition SVX is also expected to be one of the rarest and most desirable Defenders of all time, with only 1 800 units produced worldwide.
The SVX will be offered here in all three variants, with pricing starting at R370 000 for the SVX 90 Hard Top. The SVX 110 CSW retails for R410 000, while the SVX 90 Soft-Top tops the range at R417 000.