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.

JAMES NEWMAN
LAND ROVER EXPERIENCE DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

  • 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.

  • EXCEPTIONAL RESILIENCE

    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.

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  • 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.

DRIVING ICONS

Icons aren’t born overnight. They earn their stripes the long way. All Land Rover drivers know this first-hand. We’re proud to have been part of their journey. Visit our vehicles page to learn about Land Rover 4x4 vehicles and start your own journey

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4x4 OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES

OFF-ROAD ACCESSORIES

Technology

Technology

HILL DESCENT CONTROL IN MOTION

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.

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Technology

Technology

ALL-TERRAIN PROGRESS CONTROL

Land Rover’s pioneering 4x4 technology All-Terrain Progress Control enables steady, composed progress across any terrain at the push of a button.

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Technology

Technology

DYNAMIC CAPABILITY

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.

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Technology

Technology

STRUCTURED LASER LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

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.

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OFF-ROADING SKILLS

Quick tips and techniques for dealing with off-road environments.

  • DRIVING THROUGH MUD
    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.

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  • DRIVING ON SAND
    DRIVING ON SAND

    Engage Sand on Terrain Response. The key to crossing sand is to know how firm the surface is. You need to maintain momentum to drive over the sand, not sink into it.

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  • DRIVING THROUGH WATER
    DRIVING THROUGH WATER

    Try to work out how deep the water is. In static, shallower water, explore on foot and use a stick to gauge the depth - or watch another vehicle go through.

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  • DRIVING ON HILLS
    DRIVING ON HILLS

    Going uphill, approach the hill straight on and use the highest gear possible. Never turn the vehicle on a steep slope. Going downhill, engage Hill Descent Control.

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  • DRIVING ON ROCKS
    DRIVING ON ROCKS

    Before crossing rocks and scree, get out of your vehicle and assess the risks. Select Rock Crawl on Terrain Response; this will engage low-range gears.

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  • DRIVING ON GRAVEL
    DRIVING ON GRAVEL

    Engage Grass/Gravel/Snow on Terrain Response. Gravel is a constantly changing, low-grip surface, so always drive at a slow speed.

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