Land Rover Releases The 1999 Authoritative Guide to SUVs
30 March 1999Land Rover North America Releases The 1999 Authoritative Guide to Sport-Utility Vehicles
Sport-Utility Buyer's Guide Redesigned to Be More User-Friendly NEW YORK, March 30 -- Land Rover North America, Inc. today released The 1999 Authoritative Guide to Sport-Utility Vehicles. The new, 102-page, four-color buyer's guide offers SUV shoppers a candid look at the often-overwhelming world of sport-utility vehicles. "Grab a pencil and maybe a highlighter; sit down and spend some time finding out about sport-utility vehicles. Make notes in the margins. Mark certain phrases. Be prepared. This is your guide to making the right choice among the many SUVs available." And so begins The 1999 Authoritative Guide to Sport-Utility Vehicles. Four-wheel drive? Unitized body? Four-channel anti-lock brakes? Land Rover's Authoritative Guide offers straight talk on technical issues, vehicle specifications and pricing data for 30 competitive 1999 sport-utility vehicles. Vehicle measurements, everything from cargo space to overall length to interior headroom, have been supplied by the individual manufacturers and are carefully presented in easy-to-compare tables, allowing consumers to compare a wide range of popular sport-utility vehicles using one single source. In addition, readers will find articles addressing SUV safety, off-road driving techniques and background on venues where owners can use and enjoy their sport-utility vehicles. Charles R. Hughes, president, Land Rover North America, said, "The sport-utility market continues to grow at an overwhelming pace. With the number of choices out there, it's a great time to be in the market for an SUV. But it can also be a confusing time. We created The Authoritative Guide to help consumers determine what their needs are and what vehicle best fills those needs, whether it is a Land Rover or another product." The format for the 3rd edition of The Authoritative Guide was changed significantly from earlier editions in an effort to make it more informative and easier to read. Simple charts, graphs and numerous illustrations work to present the data in a clear, discernible manner. A six-page glossary includes easy-to-master definitions of commonly heard -- and often misunderstood -- terms, such as GVWR, viscous coupling and ramp breakover angle. This 3rd edition of The Authoritative Guide profiles 30 new vehicles, including the all-new Land Rover Discovery Series II. Land Rover's newest offering features a host of technologically advanced capabilities, such as its optional award-winning Active Cornering Enhancement (ACE) system. Also noteworthy are the significant upgrades to the peerless Range Rover: a more powerful engine, a Bosch engine management system and side-mounted airbags for the driver and front passenger. Free copies of The 1999 Authoritative Guide to Sport-Utility Vehicles may be ordered through Land Rover's Web site (http://www.Best4x4.LandRover.Com) or by calling 800-FINE-4WD. Guides may also be picked up at any Land Rover retailer, including the 75 Land Rover Centres. Land Rover North America, Inc., is a member of the Rover Group of Companies, importing vehicles manufactured by Land Rover, Solihull, England. The Rover Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BMW Group of Munich, Germany.