Jaguar Land Rover Considers "SV" Badged Models Placed Under the SVR
There has been a pretty good response to Mercedes’ AMG Sport lineup, BMW’s M Performance line, and Audi’s S-Line. What sets these models apart is that they hover between their respective base models and their all-out performance siblings. Jaguar Land Rover has taken note of the interest that these models have drummed up, and is starting to consider its own `tweener performance models.
According to a report from Motoring.com.au, JLR will give its customers who can’t swing a full SVR, a slightly less insane SV model. Like the SVR models, the SV models will still be touched by the folks at SVO, but with a little less power and less of a hit on the old wallet.
To date, the only full-SVR model is the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, but rumor has it that a 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR and a 2016 Jaguar XE SVR will soon follow. Chances are that these three models will also be the first to receive the SV treatment.
There is no timeframe for the release of these SV-badged vehicles, but with the lone SVR model on a six-month waiting list, Jaguar will likely look to cash in on this popularity sooner rather than later. If I were a betting man, I would put my money on the first SV-badged vehicle making its debut within the next 12 to 15 months.
Let us know what you think of this possible expansion in the comments below. Is JLR biting off more than it can chew, or is it finally primed to give the German heavy hitters a run for their money?
Continue reading to learn more about this story.