Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Land Rover’s extreme seat-folding test
World-renowned British adventurer and well-known Land Rover owner Bear Grylls took to the skies to put the New Discovery’s Intelligent Seat Fold technology to the ultimate test.The system allows Discovery owners to configure their vehicle seating through the InControl Remote app on their smartphone from anywhere in the world - even in mid-air.
Having jumped from a plane with six members of the Royal Navy Parachute Display Team and freefalling at 125mile/h, Grylls could change the vehicle’s seating layout at the touch of a button on his smartphone before he had to deploy his parachute.
Once on the ground all the skydivers were able to jump into a camouflaged prototype of the New Discovery, which comfortably seats seven full-sized adults.
The world-first Intelligent Seat Fold technology allows 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.
Meanwhile, the newly-launched Land Rover Evoque Convertible helped propel Jaguar Land Rover to its strongest August to date, with retail sales of 36,926 vehicles, up 26% compared to August 2015.
The month’s performance was also driven by strong sales of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Jaguar XE and the F-PACE, as well as exceptional sales in the US. Jaguar Land Rover sold 372,978 vehicles in the first eight months of 2016, 24 per cent up on the same period in the prior year.