The Wrap comes off from the New Discovery Sports

Official unveiling on September 2, 2014
It won’t be  the most conventional unveiling. But that’s because the New Discovery Sport is light years from being a conventional SUV. With its go –anywhere capability and 5+2 seat versatility all in compact SUV form – it takes a pretty special event to launch the newest member of the Land Rover family to the world on September 2nd Tuesday.

Tested Beyond the Limits 

 Partners Land Rover and Virgin Galactic make progress in the world of testing and 
 development of new vehicles
and experiences that have steered each brand to develop cutting edge technologies for – on land and in space
Murray Dietsch, Programme Director, Land Rover, said, “There is a common philosophy towards engineering between Land Rover and our partners Virgin Galactic. 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. As our partnership with Virgin Galactic develops, it will be interesting to get closer to their team and explore common areas of engineering and expertise.”

Like all range Rover vehicles, the Discovery Sports was put Through an extensive testing regime. Discovery Sport prototypes covered approximately 750,000 miles during the testing phase, in some of world’s harshest and most challenging terrains and climates. A total of 181 prototype vehicles were built, competing over 11,000 tests over their lifetimes around the globe.