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Land Rover North America Releases the 2000 Authoritative Guide To SUVs

9 February 2000

Land Rover North America Releases the 2000 Authoritative Guide To Sport-Utility Vehicles; Award-Winning Buyer's Guide Updated to Include 2000 Model Sport-Utility Vehicles, Important New Technology
    CHICAGO, Feb. 9 -- "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 2000 Authoritative Guide to Sport-Utility Vehicles,
which was officially released today by Land Rover North America, Inc.  The
award winning, 112-page buyer's guide offers SUV shoppers a candid look at the
often-overwhelming world of sport-utility vehicles.  It has been significantly
updated for 2000 to include helpful information on recently launched vehicles
and important, newly introduced technology.
    Jim Selwa, vice president, Marketing at Land Rover North America, said,
"The sport-utility market is fast becoming the most crowded, most competitive
segment-there are so many good choices out there.  While it's a great time to
be in the market, is also pretty confusing out there.  We created The
Authoritative Guide to help consumers determine what their needs are and what
vehicle best fits those needs, whether it is a Land Rover or another product."
    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 34 competitive 2000 model year sport-
utility vehicles.  Vehicle measurements-everything from cargo space to overall
length and interior headroom-have been supplied by the individual
manufacturers and are carefully presented in easy-to-compare tables, allowing
consumers to quickly 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.
    The format for the fourth edition of The Authoritative Guide makes it both
informative and easy to read and understand.  Simple charts, graphs and
numerous illustrations work to present the data in a clear, discernable
manner.  A comprehensive six-page glossary includes easy-to-master definitions
of commonly heard-and often misunderstood-terms, such as Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating, viscous coupling and ramp breakover angle.
    Free copies of The 2000 Authoritative Guide to Sport-Utility Vehicles may
be picked up at any Land Rover retailer, including the 78 Land Rover Centres.
    Land Rover North America, Inc., established in 1986, imports Range Rover
and Discovery Series II vehicles manufactured in Solihull, England, for sale
in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BMW Group, Munich,