Another one bites the dust. The Land Rover Discovery SVX is no more, shortly after Land Rover confirmed that the Range Rover SV Coupe will also not make it to production, according to an Autocar report. The decision to terminate the Discovery SVX was separate from that of the Range Rover SV Coupe, it added.

First seen at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Discovery SVX was originally planned for production by the end of 2018. Boasting the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 seen elsewhere in the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio, the unit in the beefed-up Discovery was rated at 525 PS and 625 Nm of torque, while the eight-speed automatic was strengthened and paired to a two-speed transfer case.

A spokesperson told the magazine that the company will continue with the SVX badge, albeit on models unspecified. Previously, the company’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) division built another unique version of the SUV, the Red Cross Discovery, an emergency response vehicle culminating from an 18-month collaboration that was previewed by Project Hero which was showcased in 2017.

Alongside future SVX models, Jaguar Land Rover will continue to develop models for the upmarket segment out of its SVO division, the company has previously said. On the Jaguar side, the F-Pace has also been given the SVO treatment, emerging as the 550 PS/680 Nm F-Pace SVR which does the century sprint in 4.3 seconds and top speed of 283 km/h.

It’s been a month of bad news for JLR, after it revealed that it suffered its worst ever quarterly loss, amounting to a massive £3.4 billion (RM17.9 billion), in the fourth quarter of last year. Recently, it was reported that the group requires US$1 billion (RM4.07 billion) within 14 months to replace maturing bonds and channel money into electric vehicles – and as if it could not get any worse, it’s also been urged to improve its quality control after a spate of issues led to a drop in sales in China.

GALLERY: Land Rover Discovery SVX