In the latest teaser ahead of its September 28 reveal, the new Disco is hiding its design underneath some colorful 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 Disco 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
Gallery: 2017 Land Rover Discovery teaser
SSSHHH: SECRET NEW DISCOVERY KEPT UNDER WRAPS WITH THE HELP OF CHILD’S PLAY…
- Camouflage kids: unique wrap designed for New Discovery by the children of Land Rover’s designers and engineers
- Children involved in creating the ultimate family SUV every step of the way
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- New Discovery is created with absolute versatility, capability and technology like no other
Whitley, UK, 14th September 2016: In order to create the world’s most capable family SUV you must first understand the needs of the world’s most capable families.
That’s why Land Rover’s designers and engineers take their work home with them.
Throughout the thousands of hours of development that go into making an all-new Land Rover, there’s a team of children testing, challenging and representing the needs of the modern family every day. And the toughest thing of all? Keeping everything their mums and dads do a secret right up until the new car is revealed.
So who better to create the final camouflage design for the new Land Rover Discovery than the junior brains who already know the new vehicle inside out? Tasked with hiding the new Land Rover Discovery’s design details, the children, aged between five and nine, set to work on drawing their favourite days out and, of course, signing their names against their work.
The finishing touch? The thick coat of mud applied as the New Discovery proves its world-class capability to seven happy family members inside.
Alex Heslop, Land Rover’s Chief Engineer for Discovery, said: “Being able to get the children involved in our final camouflage design brought a smile to all our faces. They don’t always realise it, but these kids have played a major role in developing the New Discovery.
“There is no better insight into the needs of the modern family than the first-hand experience we glean at home. That’s why we have up to nine USB ports to charge everyone’s devices, why we’ve got space to hide four iPads away securely and why every seat has been designed to be the best seat in the house.”
The New Discovery embodies Land Rover’s drive to go Above and Beyond, combining British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure.
Packed with technology for the family, the digital Discovery features a system that allows owners to configure their vehicle seating through the InControl Remote app on their smartphone from anywhere. The world-first Intelligent Seat Fold technology enables the two rear rows of seats to be fully reconfigured in as little as 14 seconds via the InControl Remote app downloaded on any iOS or Android operating system.
The New Discovery development story
35,000 individual component tests…
294 development vehicles…
One New Discovery
Land Rover has completed a grueling Discovery testing and development programme to ensure families around the world will benefit from world-class capability, versatility and safety, no matter what the driving conditions.
The new model is the first Land Rover to undergo a full programme of virtual testing prior to the physical testing process, delivering robust quality and durability before any prototypes are built.
Land Rover’s global engineering team subjected the vehicle to extreme climates and terrains in over 20 countries. Sand driving in +40 degrees Celsius heat in the dunes of Dubai, altitude testing in the Colorado mountains, and ice-driving in the sub-zero temperatures of Arjeplog, Sweden, were all part of the 28-month schedule.