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Land Rover Discovery 2017 Launches ‘Advances Tow Assist’

December 6, 2016

Land RoverAvailable in the NEW Land Rover Discovery; 2017 will see the mainstream launch of the ‘Advanced Tow Assist’. Simply making it easier to maneuverer your horsebox, caravan or trailer!

The Tow Assist feature was demoed at the recent LA Auto Show, where the Land Rover Discovery 2017 also made its much anticipated debut.

The previous Tow Assist showed on an in-dash screen exactly when the wheels needed to be turned to steer the trailer. With the technology improving the new version is even better and easier.

The driver simply indicates the type of the trailer they are towing and the dimensions. This allows the system to calibrate itself to the correct measurements. Then it’s as easy as using the pop-up terrain response dial to steer the trailer, whilst the car steers itself accordingly. All the driver needs to do is control the speed using the brake and acceleration pedals.

Purple lines will appear on the in-dash screen in the direction the trailer is traveling. When in perfect alignment with the trailer, green lines will show as reassurance.

The UK release date for the brand-new Land Rover Discovery has been set for spring 2017. Pricing has already been released, with the opening price starting at just under £43,500!

They will be built at the British Jaguar Land Rover facility at Solihull in the West Midlands.

The Advanced Tow Assist is an optional extra. Although, it also requires adding a few other features, including a tow hitch, 360° camera system and a capability package.

Of course, the Land Rover Discovery 2017 is not the only one to have a reverse assist feature. Ford introduced the ‘Pro Trailer Back-Up Assist’ option on their latest F-150 Pickup. It uses a similar dash display and rotary knob.

The Audi Q7 also offers an assisted reverse option.

If you are thinking of buying a new car or horsebox. Let Pegasus know, just visit our calculator page or speak to a member of our specialist finance team!

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