Dad dot info
Free online course for separated parents
Forum - Ask questions. Get answers.
Free online course for separated parents
DAD.info | Lifestyle | Motoring | News | Testing Land Rover’s new Discovery is Child’s Play

Testing Land Rover’s new Discovery is Child’s Play

You could use highly skilled engineers, or…

Testing the new Discovery is tough

Taking your work home with you is one thing, but letting your kids get involved? That’s what Land Rover’s engineers have been doing during development of the new Discovery.

The engineers have been driving the prototypes home and putting them through normal family life, including having kids and pets clambering all over the interior, testing, challenging and representing the needs of the modern family.

The toughest test...

Of course, having secret cars driving around risks spoiling the surprise, so who better to design a disguise for the Discovery than the kids themselves? Tasked with hiding the new Land Rover, 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.

A finishing touch of a thick coat of mud proves the new Discovery will be happy to get its wheels dirty.

Nope, I can't see the new Discovery there.

“Being able to get the children involved in our final camouflage design brought a smile to all our faces,” explained Alex Heslop, Land Rover’s chief engineer for Discovery. “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 family than the experience we glean at home. That’s why we have up to nine USB ports to charge everyone’s devices, and why we’ve got space to hide four iPads securely.”

All that work, and Dad covered it in mud!

The new Discovery, developed using 35,000 component tests and 294 prototypes in 20 countries, will be revealed to the world at the Paris Motor Show.


Motoring powered by FrontSeatDriver.co.uk

Related entries

When is the new highway code out?

When is the new highway code out?

January 29th! Once passed through parliamentary review, the new highway code is out! We are all going to have to take a refresher. Some of the changes to the Highway Code coming in on 29th Jan 2022 We are all responsible when we use the roads. We are obliged to follow...

Better Tyres, Safer Cars: More Manufacturers Choose Bridgestone

Better Tyres, Safer Cars: More Manufacturers Choose Bridgestone

You might think they're just black and round, but tyres transform a car... You’ll find Bridgestone tyres on more than 40 different models across 15 different car manufacturers, with the Japanese tyre firm taking on more than 120 new deals in 2018 alone. Vehicle...

Latest entries

Prostate problems: what you need to know

Prostate problems: what you need to know

As it's Men's Mental Health Month (Movember) in November, Dad Info is focussing on awareness of men's health issues. As part of this series we are focussing on prostate problems. What is a prostate? The prostate is a small tube found only in men, surrounding the tube...

Black Friday: don’t waste your cash

Black Friday: don’t waste your cash

It's tempting, isn't it? The promise of bargains, money saved and Christmas all wrapped up. However, once you look beyond the gloss and excitement of Black Friday, are the deals really worth it? Do I need it? Can I afford it? The first thing to consider when...

Pin It on Pinterest