| 11/08/2014 | 0 Comments

As the new Discovery Sport enters its final testing phase, Land Rover gives a glimpse of what goes into their test and development programmes.

LR_Discovery_Sport_1Prototype cars sporting the new camouflage design left Halewood, UK, where the Discovery Sport will be manufactured, to embark on final testing and development activity across several continents.

LR_Discovery_Sport_7As if ‘peeling back’ the outer layer of the vehicle, the camouflage reveals that the Discovery Sport will in fact have the option of two seats in the third row, enhancing its versatility and appeal as a compact, family SUV.

Murray Dietsch, Programme Director, Land Rover, said: ” We start with an idea and build from there, spending years refining a design and completing virtual testing before the first prototypes see the tarmac.

LR_Discovery_Sport_3“Discovery Sport prototypes have covered approximately 750,000 miles during the testing phase, in some of the world’s harshest and most challenging terrains and climates. A total of 181 prototype vehicles were built, completing over 11,000 tests over their lifetimes around the globe, ensuring total confidence in the robustness of build and design of the vehicles.”

LR_Discovery_Sport_4Land Rover Discovery Sport prototypes have covered approximately 750k test miles during the testing and development phase for the vehicle. A total of 11,720 tests were carried out on the vehicle

LR_Discovery_Sport_6The vehicle was tested to water depths of 600 mm, to inclines of 40 degrees and declines of 45 degrees, and to temperatures of -36° to 42°.

LR_Discovery_Sport_5Discovery Sport will go on sale alongside the existing Discovery in 2015.


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