Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Jaguar Land Rover Opens New US Winter Test Facility - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

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

Greg Emmerson
Dec 11, 2012
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
By Greg Emmerson
1078 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

A month after its win at the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Blue Oval has introduced the Ford GT Competition Series which will see the supercar’s weight drop
Jonathon KleinFeb 24, 2017
The Aston Martin DB11 gets the Q treatment, including a brilliant Zaffre Blue paint job. The special model is headed to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Kelly PleskotFeb 24, 2017
The new Ford Fiesta ST debuts next month as the first Ford Performance vehicle ever to feature a three-cylinder engine.
Kelly PleskotFeb 24, 2017
After 16 years, eight builds, three engine swaps and a handful of turbo kits Vick Chandra has finally found the perfect formula.
Aaron BonkFeb 23, 2017
To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mercedes-AMG will debut three new special-edition variants at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Ed TahaneyFeb 23, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP