It's that time of year again, and in celebration of the holidays, Land Rover decided to build a compact Christmas cabin capable of keeping its occupants warm and cozy in freezing climates. Why? Because even good old Saint Nick needs a break in between delivering presents and stuffing stockings with coal.
Said cabin is three-and-a-half square meters in size (enough room for two adults), is environment-friendly, and can be folded to fit right inside a Land Rover Discovery Sport, if ever Santa decides to opt for something a bit more opulent than a sleigh for this year's rounds. It comes complete with a tail deck, a wide door opening, a full-length panoramic roof, and even a solar charger.
"Anything that wears the Land Rover badge has to be capable and versatile, with beautiful, simple design. Our cabin also had to be sustainable and easily transportable. We are used to working with VIP clients at Land Rover, but this was definitely one of the most unusual," says Land Rover engineer Muhammed Malik.
It was tested inside the company's own cold climate chamber under sub-freezing temperatures, with 12-time Mount Everest climber Kenton Cool vouching for its capability. "There is a growing trend for off-grid living and 'wilderness cabins' and only Land Rover could create a go-anywhere cabin like this," he says. "The design is cleverly engineered and incredibly robust, making it perfect for remote locations across the world."
As entertaining as the thought of Santa rolling around in a Discovery Sport might sound, we think it's unlikely. We doubt the SUV's 1,698L of rear load capacity can handle the burden of everyone's presents. Then again, the past year hasn't exactly been one in favor of Nick's nice list.