2012 Urban Off-Road Course at the NYIAS

Land Rover has created an urban off-road course in celebration of the company’s 25th year here in North America. The anniversary celebration coincides with the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), which opens to the public Friday, April 6th. The Urban Jungle, as Land Rover is calling the course, is currently open to the media and other invitees until the 25th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday night. 

Classic Land Rovers Included

The dirt course — which seems to represent a construction site with a bit of post-apocalyptic flair thanks to a buried Crown Victoria taxi — is being used to put a number of Land Rover vehicles through their paces. These vehicles include not only Land Rover’s modern lineup, but also selected vehicles from its past. In the photos below you can see a 110, a Series IIA Land Rover, a Camel Trophy Discovery, a Defender, and a 1987 Range Rover.

At the bottom of this post there is a video of Bob Burns, Event Manager for Land Rover North America, talking about the course while the Land Rovers do their thing in the background. During the event, Land Rover is demonstrating rough terrain, hill descent control, vehicle rigidity, traction control, and all-round capability.

 



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