Range Rover Evoque Off-Roading
The Land Rover Above and Beyond Tour is held in many countries across the world

Range Rover Evoque Off-Road Experience

The Evoque showed off its off-road capabilities at The Above and Beyond Tour

Land Rover is one automaker that has been making brilliant SUVs that are known for their off-roading capabilities. The company started offering off-road experiences to customers decades back and these experiences show the true abilities of these SUVs on treacherous terrain. The Land Rover Experience has now been renamed to “The Above and Beyond Tour” and we attended the latest Tour that took place at 19-Degree North in Aamby Valley, located a few kms ahead of Lonavala.

Range Rover Evoque Off-Road
The aim of this tour is to familiarise enthusiasts with off-road capabilities of Land Rover SUVs

I had gone for the Land Rover Experience in 2016 too but back then I drove the Discovery Sport diesel. I really liked the off-road experience because the obstacles were quite challenging and the best part was that the entire trail was natural, unlike the artificial obstacles which we see these days at events. This time around, the trail was different from earlier but again, it was very thrilling.

Discovery Sport Experience
The Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control come in to be very useful

After a safety briefing by Mr. Ashish Gupta who heads Cougar Motorsport, I was allotted my Evoque. I quickly sat in the car and adjusted the driver’s seat and ORVMs to suit my liking. I positioned the ORVMs a bit low, in a way that I could view the rear tyres which would help me while taking tight turns. My instructor Mr. Abel got me familiar with all the driving modes, Hill Descent Control and All Terrain Progress Control and once all the cars were lined up, we started off.