During the final stage of testing a prototype of the new Land Rover Defender tested under the supervision of experts to test cars with all-wheel drive from the International Federation of red cross and red Crescent societies. On the eve of his debut in this year a prototype of the new car visited the base of the fleet of the International Federation of red cross and red Crescent societies.
Land Rover engineers have demonstrated to their colleagues from the red cross’s capabilities both on-road and off-road. Experts, humanitarian organizations have tested the prototype in the sand dunes and winding road of Jebel Jais, feeling comfortable driving the new all-wheel-drive Land Rover on the way to the highest mountain in the UAE.
Testing in Dubai occurred simultaneously with restoration of Land Rover partnership with the International Federation of red cross and red Crescent societies. This partnership was started 65 years ago, in 1954, when the first specially adapted Land Rover entered the service in the region as mobile dispensaries. This year in his hundredth anniversary, the Red Cross celebrates “100 Years of Hope”. Over the next three years the partnership Land Rover and the red cross is the disaster preparedness and quick response in regions such as India, Mexico and Australia.
Head of fleet and logistics International Federation of red cross and red Crescent Ilir Kashag said:
“The red Cross annually provides support to millions of people who are in a difficult situation. Our organization is present in almost every country of the world. We work in the most remote places on the planet, often in impenetrable areas. That is why our teams should be ready for any challenge. We are proud to remain a partner of Land Rover since 1954. This time the prototype of the new Land Rover Defender will help us to reach vulnerable populations in a state of crisis, wherever they were and whoever they were.”
Experts from the fleet of the International Federation of red cross and red Crescent societies protested Defender in the hot Sands of the desert, where the prototype had to overcome steep slopes, severe slopes and unexplored peaks of the hills that characterize the terrain in this region. In extremely hot weather conditions (above 40?C) legendary hairpin turns of highway Jebel Jais become the next test for the prototype of the new Defender. And he showed how comfortable and maneuverable to have a car, even at a height of 2 000 meters.
Executive Director of product Nick Rogers said:
“Jaguar Land Rover is proud of the support of the International Federation of red cross and red Crescent societies. Since 1954, our vehicles provide access to remote and vulnerable populations, assisting them. We hope that the prototype of the new Defender will take this legacy. Dunes of the Emirate of Dubai was the perfect place to confirm that this range Rover is the most functional among all Land Rover vehicles. His tyres with a diameter of 815 mm provides a large contact area of wheel with road surface. In combination with traction control, which adapts to the state of the surface, they make a prototype of a new Defender is as obedient on the sand and on the road.”
Test during which the experts from the fleet of the International Federation of red cross and red Crescent societies had the opportunity to test a prototype of a new Defender even before its world premiere, was the final step in the program development of the Land Rover Defender. At the moment, the prototype of the new model has traveled over 1.2 million miles in tests. He also took part in a week of cooperation with the charitable organization world wildlife Tusk in Kenya, and then appeared on the famous Festival of speed at Goodwood.