Land Rover Off- Road Driving Experience details
Land Rover’s’ The Above & Beyond Tour 2019′ lately concluded in Bangalore. The event is part of the company’s global drive experience offered to possessors and implicit guests. The Above & Beyond Tour allows guests a chance to tone- drive a Land Rover in a controlled off- road course and test its capabilities first- hand.
About ‘ The Above & Beyond Tour 2019′
The Above & Beyond Tour from Land Rover first started in India, back in 2013. Since also, the event is held every time, in different corridor of the country. Having formerly covered metropolises like Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Noida, Mumbai and Kochi, the event eventually reached Bangalore.
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Rohit Suri, President & MD, JLR India, stated
” The Above and Beyond Tour in India is an extremely popular exertion with our guests. Not only do they get to witness all that a Land Rover can do, but they also get to enjoy some thrilling and indelible moments in the world’s most able vehicles.”
The Drive Experience
After the original motorist’s briefing, each of us were assigned a auto with a devoted educator. We got onto the Land Rover Discovery Sport for the drive. The educator started off with a small debrief, explaining the colorful drive modes and features which we’d be using during the drive.
The drive started off relatively fluently, with a small descent. The educator snappily switched on the Hill Descent Control( HDC) point on the SUV, which prevents the auto from sliding down the pitch.
Hill Descent Control allows the auto to maintain traction while going down a pitch. It does this by transferring power to different bus while applying thickets whenever needed automatically. This ensures a controlled downcast drive, without losing control of the vehicle.
Following, the hill descent there are a series of hill climbs; each further grueling than the other. Then we tested out the Discovery Sport’s ‘ Hill- Start Assist( HSA) point.
This point holds the auto stationary for 3 seconds during an grade, allowing the motorist to move their bottom from the boscage pedal to the accelerator, without the threat of rolling backwards incontinently. This function isn’t only useful during off- roading, but also in diurnal business conditions in the megacity as well.
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The highlight of the off- roading drive, still, came when we had to take a steep turn into a decline. The vehicle sloped over to one side, with the hinder right wheel hanging in the air. This was done, to show the vehicle’s traction control point.
The traction control point on the Land Rover can stop transferring power to any of the bus to reduce losses. This power is in turn transferred to the others on the ground, furnishing the redundant drive needed.
After all the ups and campo of the track, Land Rover showcased its most important point, the ATPC( each- Terrain Progress Control) — by simple terms, voyage control for out- roading.
This function activates all the detectors in the auto, allowing it to automatically decelerate and accelerate, without any motorist inputs. The auto automatically adjusts the modes, traction control situations, HDC and HSC to power the SUV forward, with the motorist controlling only the steering wheel.