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JAGUAR LAND ROVER OPENS NEW WINTER TEST FACILITY IN THE UNITED STATES

DECEMBER 11, 2012

Jaguar Land Rover officially opened its new winter test facility in International Falls, Minnesota. This facility includes cold testing chambers, snow covered test surfaces, a frozen lake, and a concrete test rack.

Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover, North America, LLC noted "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.”

International Falls is known as one of the coldest locations in the Continental United States, with temperatures as low as -55 F (-48 C). This extreme weather testing will further allow Jaguar Land Rover engineers to meet the harshest environmental conditions our vehicles will face, no matter where they are driven.

Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Director Martyn Hollingsworth said “The United States is one of our largest global markets, and investing in a world class winter testing facility here is imperative to the success of Jaguar Land Rover in North America.”

The United States is one of the leading global markets for both Jaguar and Land Rover. As an example of Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to the America, the recently introduced Jaguar Instinctive All Wheel Drive* technology was developed primarily for the North American market. The recently introduced all-New Range Rover was extensively tested at the Jaguar Land Rover hot weather test facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
Paul Nevanen, Director of the Koochiching Economic Development Authority stated: “The construction of this facility by Jaguar Land Rover represents a partnership with the community that will bring a significant economic impact to this area.”

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