08 January 2020
A brand without a celebrity endorsement doesn’t seem to be worth its salt nowadays and Land Rover – never one to shy away from Z-list approval – has just recruited comedian and actor Jack Whitehall to demonstrate that their tow assist technology is idiot-proof.
Now, Discovery and towing go together like fish and chips, but for some reason JLR felt compelled to get a comic to reverse a 6.8 metre long Airstream caravan down a narrow single-track causeway, against an incoming tide, to prove its worth. The Corbière lighthouse in Jersey set the scene – presumably because when we think of the super posh the Channel Islands spring to mind – or it was a nice backdrop, of course.
Fortunately Advanced Tow Assist comes to the rescue as Jack uses the rear-facing camera and dash-mounted rotary controller to steer and navigate the SUV to safety just moments before the entire 300 metre stretch of private road was covered by the waves – you couldn’t make it up!
Anyway, the point of all this is that thanks to technology parking a horse box or reversing a boat down a jetty is really easy for novice drivers. Thank God, we can all sleep easy now.
If you do feel compelled to watch Discovery Towing Adventures with Jack and Michael Whitehall go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=209&v=m4fzr7c5QoU&feature=emb_logo.
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