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2020 Land Rover Defender SUV testing limits in Dubai Desert

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Jaguar Land Rover have been extensively testing their upcoming Defender SUV. The Land Rover Defender has been an iconic name in the world of SUVs, and the brand is ticking all the boxes not just for testing and evaluation, but even for pre-launch campaigns for marketing and awareness. Now, the new Defender prototype has been put to extensive tests through the desert. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have put the new Defender through its paces, both on and off the road.

Jaguar Land Rover initially explained all about the car and its capability to the testing team before handing it over. The Defender was driven through the sand dunes in the desert and the twisty roads of Jebel Jais Highway. The Defender SUV was tested for its handling, comfort and off-road 4×4 abilities when the test team reached the tallest mountain in UAE. The Defender was tested in soft sand, rolling sand dunes, demanding slide slopes, blind crests and other such off-road situations. With the temperature well over 40 degrees, the new Defender prototype kept things cool inside the cabin along with being composed through every road situation.

Land Rover has renewed their global partnership with IFRC and they have been associated since 1954. That’s 65 years put together. This year celebrates ‘100 Years of Hope’. Jaguar Land Rover is going to take initiatives to be prepared to support during disasters in locations like India, Mexico and Australia.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender will sit on tyres of an overall diameter of 815mm with a very good contact patch. With features like traction control, the new Defender will easily get out of every situation it encounters.

The Land Rover Defender prototype has covered 1.2 million km of testing and will make a global debut later this year.