Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), on Monday, said it had opened 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 would offer a comprehensive range of tests, including durability, calibration and hot weather testing for heat and humidity, the company said in a statement.

“The engineering team at the new centre, which replaces a smaller facility in Dubai, will also test powertrains, chassis and ventilation systems, as well as the off-road and sand driving capability of Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response system,” it added.

Enhanced testing

With its new centre, JLR was enhancing its test programme in the Middle East , the company said without disclosing investments put in at the centre. JLR has, however, announced that it would invest 2.75 billion pounds in the year to March 2014 on product creation and capital expenditure.

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