In the latest teaser ahead of its September 28 reveal, the new Discovery is hiding its design underneath some colourful camo created by children.
When we shared yesterday those images of a 2017 Discovery, the orange prototype had some black and white camouflage to partially mask its real design. For the latest teaser, Land Rover has decided to give kids the chance to draw the disguise of the all-new Disco billed as being “world’s most capable family SUV.” Several kids aged between five and nine have been asked to cover the vehicle’s body in a multitude of drawings, and sign their works at the end so that their parents would be able to identify the doodles.
Aside from the off-road prowess one would expect from a Land Rover, the fifth-gen Discovery also aims to be the ideal vehicle for families with kids. Capable of carrying up to seven people, the new SUV will be fitted with an Intelligent Seat Fold system, allowing the owner to remotely slide and fold the second and third rows of seats by using the InControl Remote app. Buttons inside the trunk and on the C-pillar will be able to perform the same tasks, and the driver will also have access to the functions by using the infotainment’s touchscreen.
Land Rover goes on to specify “every seat has been designed to be the best seat in the house,” so hopefully there won’t be any arguments as far as choosing one of the seats available. Charging multiple mobile devices will be a breeze taking into account the Discovery will feature as much as nine USB ports and there are also going to be four places to store tablets when not in use.
As far as the model’s development is concerned, Land Rover mentions it has used no less than 294 test vehicles in 20 countries. A whopping 35,000 individual component tests have been conducted to make sure the next-gen Discovery will deliver “world-class capability, versatility, and safety, no matter what the driving conditions.” During the development program, the Discovery underwent sand driving at temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the dunes of Dubai, and it also had to withstand ice-driving tests in sub-zero temperatures in Arjeplog, Sweden. The lengthy 28-month schedule also involved a series of high-altitude tests in the mountains of Colorado.
The all-new Discovery will be revealed in full on September 28 and is going to be exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Source: Land Rover