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Land Rover Releases The 1999 Authoritative Guide to SUVs

30 March 1999

Land 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,