2020 Defender

ADVANCED TOW ASSIST

WARNING

Make sure the relevant safety warnings and cautions have been read and understood before towing a trailer. See TOWING SAFETY.

NOTES

Advanced tow assist only operates if the connected trailer has had a profile created, and has been calibrated. See TRAILER CALIBRATION.

Advanced tow assist displays camera views of the rear and side of the vehicle, to assist the driver when reversing a trailer. Trajectory lines are overlaid onto the images, depicting the predicted path of the trailer. Different camera views can be selected via the touchscreen. See CAMERA SYSTEM OVERVIEW.

Advanced tow assist also operates the steering wheel when the vehicle is reversing, and all conditions are met.

NOTES

The vehicle’s speed and brakes must be controlled by the driver.

WARNING

The driver is responsible for detecting obstacles, and for estimating both the trailer and vehicle’s distance from the obstacles, when manoeuvring. Failure to do so can result in vehicle or trailer damage, serious injury, or death.

The tow assist icon displays on the touchscreen passenger side bar when a trailer is connected.

To enable advanced tow assist:

  1. Touch the tow assist icon.

  2. Select the appropriate profile for the connected trailer.

The advanced tow assist icon displays on the touchscreen passenger side bar once a trailer profile is selected.

Select Reverse (R).

To activate advanced tow assist:

  1. Touch the advanced tow assist icon on the touchscreen.

  2. Select START.

An advanced tow assist icon on the front control panel now illuminates. The driver's side rotary climate control can now be used to control the path of the trailer when reversing.

NOTES

Press and hold the driver's side rotary climate control for approximately a second to align the trailer straight in relation to the vehicle.

When the required path has been set using the rotary climate control, use the accelerator and brake pedals to manoeuvre the trailer.

NOTES

The driver can take control of the steering wheel if required. In this event, advanced tow assist is cancelled.

The trajectory lines change colour as follows:

  • Green lines indicate that the trailer is reversing in a straight line.

  • Magenta lines indicate that the trailer is reversing at an angle.

  • Red lines indicate that the trailer’s reversing angle is too tight. Red lines are accompanied by a warning message on the touchscreen.

NOTES

The vehicle's ignition must be switched off before disconnecting a trailer.