With good preparation and a bit of practice, anyone can off-road. A Land Rover is capable of more than you could ever imagine. My top tip is to know your 4x4 inside out before you set off.
UNDERSTAND YOUR 4x4
Get a good mental picture of the underside of your vehicle. Know where the fragile parts are, such as the fuel tank, engine sump, differentials and gearbox.
MEMORISE BASIC STATS
Memorising some basic stats will help you deal confidently with off-road obstacles. Get to know your vehicle’s height and width, its lowest point, wading depth and key angles.
READ YOUR MANUAL
Understand your on-board technology and all its features; you’ll find everything you need to know in the manual. If you don’t have your manual, download it now. DOWNLOAD NOW
PLAN YOUR TRIP
Check terrain and topography maps online. Consider current and recent weather, and how it might affect the land. Always abide by the Countryside Code.
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Land Rover’s patented Hill Descent Control (HDC) assists the driver on challenging descents by automatically maintaining a constant speed and applying brakes to each separate wheel where required, increasing the vehicles capability and keeping you in control at all times. Experience the system in action and tackle off-road challenges in our 360° video.
Terrain Response™ technology enhances capability and ensures the vehicle performs with poise no matter how challenging the conditions by optimizing the engine, transmission, differentials and chassis systems. Select the mode to suit the surface and enjoy the assured performance. Watch the Range Rover Evoque Convertible putting its all-terrain capability to the test.
Quick tips and techniques for dealing with off-road environments.
DRIVING THROUGH MUD
Engage Mud and Ruts on Terrain Response. Try to stay within existing tracks. Keep the wheels straight and use the information screen to guide you.
Land Rover Innovation Lab is working on a series of “Advanced Sensor Technologies”. Structured Laser Light is a near future technology that will help Land Rover vehicles automatically adjust suspension to deliver comfort on any terrain. The car projects a grid of laser light onto the ground ahead; obstacles and potholes distort the grid and alert the system, leaving you to enjoy your in-car driving experience. Watch the film or visit the Innovation Lab to find out more.