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Share the passion of a Land Rover-loving community in a remote corner of India | Experience the thrills of driving on ice in the Range Rover Velar | Explore stunning Donegal with seafarer Monty Halls and his family | Relive the child-like sense of wonder captured at the Above & Beyond Tour | See why the Range Rover PHEV impressed mountaineer Jimmy Chin | Encounter the most powerful Defender: the Classic Works V8 special

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European model shown. COOL RUNNINGS Land Rover tips for driving in snowy conditions. When the world turns white and streets pose the risk of dreaded black ice, you can count on your Land Rover vehicle and the many advanced systems to help. But to get the best out of it, equip yourself with the skills to drive in slippery conditions. Phil Jones, driving specialist at Land Rover Experience, runs the team of instructors at the Land Rover Ice Academy in Arjeplog. A 38-year veteran of Land Rover, who honed his skills in Canada’s frozen north, Jones gets a real thrill out of driving on ice. In fact, he admits he would actually rather drive on snow than on asphalt! We asked Jones for his top ten tips to handle icy conditions... GET READY FOR THE SEASON Book a pre-winter vehicle check at your local Land Rover retailer. View the Land Rover Gear range of genuine winter accessories at 01 PREPARATION WINS BATTLES Practice ice driving techniques in a controlled environment, such as the Land Rover Ice Academy, before you need to drive in slippery conditions out in the real world. 02 GET A GRIP ON GRIP Check that your tires are properly inflated. You can fit a Land Rover Snow Traction System (clip-on traction aids) to your tires 1 , or opt for deep-treaded Land Rover-approved winter tires. 03 TAKE THE EDGE OFF If not automatically set (on selected models), manually set your vehicle’s Terrain Response to Grass-Gravel-Snow mode, which assists by softening overly aggressive inputs. 04 STEADY DOES IT Your Land Rover vehicle’s All Terrain Progress ®2 Control function allows you to set a given speed (below 20 mph) and adapts the vehicle’s systems to make steady progress in various conditions 2 . 05 THINK BIGGER Recalibrate your mind. Braking distances on ice are tenfold more than in normal road conditions. 06 BE A SMOOTH OPERATOR Make every input smooth. Look as far ahead as possible on the road or any other surface in order to anticipate any change of direction or braking that may be required, in good time. 07 SKIDDING? GET SOME STEER If you find yourself in a skid through oversteer (meaning, your car’s nose is turning too sharply into the corner), apply a bit of opposite-lock – a quick steering input that points the front wheels back in the direction you want to face. 08 BE AWARE OF YOUR WHEELS Remember where the wheels are pointing and neutralize the correcting input, so when the car finds grip again, its direction isn’t unexpected. 09 POWER CAN BE YOUR FRIEND When sliding in an oversteer situation, the idea of applying more power may seem counter-intuitive – but when you have All Wheel Drive, it helps to pull the car straight, as the front wheels are able to simultaneously steer and grip 3 . So as you counter-steer, don’t hold back. 10 BUT KNOW WHEN TO EASE UP On the other hand, if the skid is by understeering (meaning, your car’s nose is not turning into the corner enough and you risk running wide), cease accelerating and don’t add more steering lock. 1 Land Rover Snow Traction system available on 18" tires only. 2 These systems are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details. 3 This feature is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving, nor can it overcome all extreme circumstances. Please consult the owner’s manual or your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for more details. PHOTOGRAPHY: DIRK BRUNIECKI 70

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