Land Rover has a new North American cold weather testing facility in International Falls, Minnesota, a town known for its record-setting cold temperatures and hostile winter climate.
Both Land Rover and Jaguar models will be tested at the new facility located near the Canadian border, where vehicles will be subjected to cold chambers, snow-covered testing surfaces, and a concrete test track. A frozen lake is also available for traction control testing, and presumably maintains its icy state for several months given that temperatures in International Falls have been known to drop as low as -55 degrees Fahrenheit (-48 degrees Celsius). It seems that Jaguar Land Rover has found the ultimate setting for a cold weather facility.
“This facility joins a growing list of Jaguar Land Rover facilities in the United States and reflects the company’s commercial aspirations in the U.S. Having such a facility also underscores our dedication to the all weather capabilities of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles,” Jaguar Land Rover North America president Andy Goss noted in a recent publication by Leftlane News.
The new location is not the first U.S. “extreme weather” testing site used by the Jaguar Land Rover team. The company also has a hot weather testing facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Land Rover and Jaguar owners alike can be comforted knowing that their vehicles can handle the most adverse climate conditions.
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