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2014 Pebble Beach: Jaguar Land Rover launches speed-seeking SVO division
2014 Pebble Beach: Jaguar Land Rover launches speed-seeking SVO division

The cats at Jaguar and Land Rover are hunting new prey.  Seeking to compete with performance arms like Mercedes-Benz’ AMG and BMW’s M, the British duo are launching a new performance division called Special Vehicle Operations, or SVO. Both Jaguar and Land Rover brought their first vehicle from this new outfit to Pebble Beach for Monterey Car Week and will debut it Thursday night. The move comes as the two brands, which are owned by India’s Tata Motors, are hitting their stride with consumers. Sales are up more than 10% for the first seven months of this year. Jaguar has an all-new compact sedan called the XE set to debut soon, and a compact crossover SUV is due...

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