Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Jaguar Land Rover Opens New US Winter Test Facility - Web Exclusive

Jaguar Land Rover Opens New US Winter Test Facility - Web Exclusive

Greg Emmerson
Dec 11, 2012
SHARE
Epcp 1212 01 o+jaguar land rover US winter test facility+JLR test facility Photo 1/2   |   Jaguar Land Rover Opens New US Winter Test Facility - Web Exclusive

Considering its current model range, it seems a little late to be opening a new facility for winter testing, but Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new winter test facility at International Falls in Minnesota.

In order to help with the development of its existing and future models, the facility will house cold testing chambers as well as snow covered test surfaces, a frozen lake and a concrete test rack. These should prove especially useful for the new range of all-wheel drive Jaguars that are led by the new XJ 3.0 AWD that goes on sale here this month, followed by the XF AWD in early 2013.

The center at International Falls "Joins a growing list of Jaguar Land Rover facilities in the United States and reflects the company's commercial aspirations in the US," explained Andy Goss, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America.

The choice of location was dictated by International Falls being known as one of the coldest locations in the Continental United States. Apparently, temperatures drop as low as -55? F (-48? C). Such extreme weather will allow the company's engineers to develop products in the harshest conditions anywhere in the world.

The cold weather facility joins the hot weather test facility in Phoenix, Arizona as part of JLR's global test centers.

Epcp 1212 02 o+jaguar land rover US winter test facility+freelander Photo 2/2   |   Jaguar Land Rover Opens New US Winter Test Facility - Web Exclusive
SHARE ARTICLE
By Greg Emmerson
1077 Articles

RELATED ARTICLES

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Did you have doubts about a rugged Bentley?
Kelly PleskotJul 31, 2015
A compact vehicle will return to Volvo's U.S. lineup.
Erick AyapanaJul 31, 2015
We bring you random happenings in imports, tuners, drifting and street racing on this week in review.
Jul 31, 2015
Online-only show debuts in 2016.
Jake HolmesJul 30, 2015
Watch this big rig fly through the air then land on the street.
Megan StewartJul 29, 2015

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP