Experience Vermont via Land Rover

Land Rover Experiences are the perfect destinations for family vacations, work retreats, or fun getaways. They provide plenty of options to keep everyone entertained! Whether you are a Land Rover aficionado or just interested in the Land Rover brand, a Land Rover Experience is perfect. There are many great Land Rover Experiences all over the world and many great options in the United States.

Located at The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Gold Resort & Spa, in Manchester Village, Vermont, is the perfect Land Rover Driving Experience School for you.

This Land Rover Driving Experience School is open year round and offers an 80-acre purpose-built course with extensive trails. This will put you through many challenges while practicing your off-roading skills. You will be taught different techniques on how to ascend, descend, and side tilt.

If you are a more experienced and advanced driver, Land Rover encourages you to explore the Green Mountains nearby and the extensive trails they offer.

There are so many different options to choose from at Land Rover’s Vermont Land Rover Driving Experience School. You can choose from a 25 minute adventure ride, a one hour off-road experience, a two hour lesson, a half day adventure, a six hour full-day adventure, and more!

A special event, just for Land Rover Owners, is also offered a few times a year. Land Rover Owners’ Day provides a special and different opportunity to really see what your Land Rover can do. Many of you may drive on highways most days, and you really don’t take advantage of the many great features your Land Rover has to offer. At Land Rover Owners’ Day, you are encouraged to bring your own vehicle, so you will be able to refine your driving skills while really coming to know and understand how to use your Land Rover to its fullest!

Whatever Land Rover Driving Experience School you decide to check out, Land Rover is ready to assist you in developing and refining your skills and take you on your next adventure!

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Range Rover: How Fast Can it Go?

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR is a special vehicle. Built with incredible performance, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR lives up to the hype. Jaguar Land Rover recently put the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR through a series of tests on several different terrains.

Their goal was to highlight the outstanding performance and capability of the standard Range Rover Sport SVR by seeing how long it took to go from 0-100kph. The different terrains included asphalt, grass, gravel, snow, mud, and sand.

The Range Rover Sport SVR used Michelin 275/45 R21 All-Season tires and the Land Rover Terrain Response 2 system. Both of these come standard with the Range Rover Sport SVR.

The Range Rover Sport SVR was taken to six different locations in Europe, all different terrains, to test its performance and the capability of the Terrain Response 2 system. When the Terrain Response 2 system is in use it will automatically select the best driving conditions for the appropriate terrain. You are also able to manually select a mode if you see a different condition coming ahead.

The first test was asphalt. The Range Rover Sport SVR was tested on the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, UK. The Dynamic mode was used, and the Range Rover Sport SVR made it 0-100kph in 4.7 seconds.

The second test was wet grass. This test was located at the Land Rover Experience, Rockingham Castle Estate, UK. The Terrain Response 2 system used the Grass/Gravel/Snow mode, and the trip was made in 5.5 seconds.

Next, the gravel test. The Range Rover Sport SVR used the Grass/Gravel/Snow mode, while driving in Selar Pit, UK, and went 0-100kph in just 5.3 seconds.

For the snow test, the Range Rover Sport SVR went to Jaguar Land Rover’s winter testing facility in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden. Driving in Grass/Gravel/Snow mode, the Range Rover Sport SVR completed the test in 11.3 seconds.

One of the Land Rover all-terrain testing centers, Walter’s Arena, UK, was the location of the mud test, in typical British driving conditions. The Terrain Response 2 system used the Mud and Ruts mode and the Range Rover Sport SVR made the trek in 6.5 seconds.

The last test, sand, took place on the Pendine Sands at Carmarthen Bay in South Wales. Using the Sand mode, the Range Rover Sport SVR quickly accelerated and went 0-100kph in 5.5 seconds.

This speed test for the Range Rover Sport SVR easily showcased its performance and versatility. With Land Rover’s passion to create luxury vehicles without compromising performance, you really cannot go wrong!

Finding Home in Montana

Photographer, Alex Strohl, has adventure in his blood. His father, a Frenchman, was a forest engineer who worked throughout Southern Europe and North Africa. However, when Alex’s father decided to move somewhere more wild in the 1960’s he landed on Missoula, Montana.

So when Alex and his partner, Andrea Dabene, decided to make some roots and establish ‘home’, Montana was an easy decision. Alex loved its snow-capped peaks and untouched wilderness. Andrea loved Montana’s long, peaceful winters and beauty.

“Home is underrated,” Andrea said. “When you come back from your travels to reflect on where you’ve been, that’s when you really find yourself.”

“At home you’re lazy, then you’re hard on yourself,” Alex added. “You find a routine, and then you break it. It’s very revealing of who you are.”

Alex and Andrea are Land Rover enthusiasts and their Land Rover Discovery Sport is the perfect vehicle for their lifestyle and needs. At one point, they drove in a snowstorm 4 hours overnight to get to a backcountry ski resort. The Discovery Sport performed perfectly and they safely arrived at their destination, no worries.

The Montana nights are perfect for Alex. He enjoys using the night sky in his photography. “I feel very vulnerable, like a real outsider when I’m alone at night,” Alex said. “I look for clear moonless nights so we can photograph the Milky Way, or I like to find a body of water in the foreground so the stars reflect on the surface.”

Once the winter is over, Alex and Andrea will be heading to France to climb the Pyrenees, bike the Alps, and surf in the Basque Country. In Europe, they have a Land Rover Defender 110 to get around. Their Discovery Sport will wait for them until summer when they return home to Montana, ready to explore their ‘home’ once again. 

Land Rover Commits to Renewable Energy

Jaguar Land Rover has been and remains committed to a cleaner future by focusing on renewable energy.

Recently, Jaguar Land Rover has come into an agreement with EDF Energy to only purchase electricity from renewable sources. This agreement goes until 2020.

The electricity supply is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin, which means a portion of EDF Energy’s renewable energy is ear-marked specifically for Jaguar Land Rover. Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certifies that the portion of the electricity supply comes from renewable generation. 100% for Jaguar Land Rover.

“Our future is low-carbon, clean, and efficient,” Ian Harnett, Executive Director of Human Resources and Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover, said. “Our program to recuse our burden on the National Grid doesn’t end here: we seek continual improvements, both in how we can reduce energy consumption further and how to minis our carbon emissions. Our aim is to give our customers as assurance that the company’s electricity will come from renewable sources: those being in addition to the solar array at our Engine Manufacturing Center in Wolverhampton, one of the largest rooftop installations in Europe.”

Jaguar Land Rover continues to research and develop more sustainable powertrains by investing more than $3 billon. They are working to develop electric, hybrid, and conventional powertrains that will leave less of a carbon footprint.

“EDF Energy is pleased to announce that we will continue to supply Jaguar Land Rover with 100% renewable electricity for the next three years,” Beatrice Bigois, Managing Director of Customers, EDF Energy. “Jaguar Land Rover is a valued partner of EDF Energy – we share a strong focus on sustainability and are very proud to support Britain’s biggest car maker in achieving their low-carbon ambitions.”

Jaguar Land Rover continues to lead the way to a cleaner future by committed to cleaner electricity, more full efficient vehicles, and fully electric vehicles.

Project Hero

For 64 years, the Red Cross and Land Rover have partnered together on many projects across 4 continents in 24 countries. In 2017, Land Rover wanted to do something more to assist the Red Cross, so they launched Project Hero.

Project Hero is a unique version of the all-new Land Rover Discovery.

“This supremely capable vehicle is enhanced by the team of designers and engineers at Special Vehicle Operations through the integration of advanced drone technology,” John Edwards, Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said.

David Wran-Schume is a part of the Operations and Disaster Management for the Austrian Red Cross. He has been with the Red Cross for 11 years. He and his team were able to test the special version of the Land Rover Discovery.

“We’re up here to test the new Discovery with the drone and to identify how it would fit into the team and what role it can play,” Wran-Schume said. “A few years ago, I couldn’t imagine having access to this technology and being a part of this project.”

“There is a lot of technology packed into the new Discovery, it makes it a lot easier to clear communication channels so that everybody is linked up and ready to go. We get the chance to identify signs of missing people around hazards that can harm our personnel involved.”

The drone built into the new Discovery even comes equipped with infrared technology. Wran-Schume continues, “Infrared camera technology is really useful because you can identify heat sources.”

“For me all these ingredients, the technology, the new discovery, and our own expertise coming together would make a big difference and may ultimately save lives. This could mark the start of a new era in search and rescue.”

Land Rover believes that saving lives is “a duty, a privilege, one of the greatest things one human-being can do for another.” By partnering with the Red Cross to bring them this unique version of the new Discovery, Land Rover is hoping that many more lives are saved.