Jaguar Land Rover has announced the opening of a new engineering test centre in Dubai to conduct extreme hot weather vehicle research, development and testing.
The new 11,120 sq ft facility in the Al Barsha area of Dubai will offer a range of tests including durability, calibration and hot weather testing for heat and humidity. The engineering team at the new centre, which replaces a smaller facility in Dubai, will also test powertrains, chassis and heat and ventilation systems as well as the off-road and sand driving capability of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system.
Jaguar Land Rover now has a network of four global test facilities – Nurburgring, Germany, Arjeplog, Sweden, Phoenix and International Falls, USA, and Dubai, UAE.
Jaguar Land Rover director of engineering technical services, Martyn Hollingsworth said, “Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for growth, and since 2008 we have been investing to enhance our engineering capability to help us deliver an unprecedented number of new and refreshed Jaguar and Land Rover models.”