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Land Rover Teaching Off-Road Driving to Teenagers

Land Rover Teaching Off-Road Driving to Teenagers
  • land rover's experience program has added a one-day off-road course for teen drivers priced at $275 to $425.
  • students can attend sessions in the company's vermont, california, or north carolina experience centers and will drive land rover discovery sport or range rover evoque suvs.
  • the teens don't even need to have a learner's permit to sign up for the sessions.

    "teen driving" might scare up images of careful practice spurts in an empty parking lot or reckless late-night runs down rural highways. but if you're land rover, teen driving now means taking an suv off-road.

    land rover has introduced a new one-hour teen drive experience. this is an educational session designed to teach a teenage driver, even one without a driver's license or even a permit yet, how to drive off-road. it covers the fundamentals, anyway. land rover says the class teaches "steering, parking, and braking, all while having a little fun with our ascents and descents." if that's not enough for the teen in your life, a more advanced two-hour session is available that also includes driving over low-level obstacles as well as how to handle "side tilts, spatial awareness, and more advanced terrain."

    the teen drive experience is available at land rover's three u.s. experience centers, which are located in manchester, vermont; carmel, california; and asheville, north carolina. the class offers one-to-one coaching in a discovery sport or range rover evoque, and the one-hour session costs $275. the advanced session is priced at $425. these prices are the same as what land rover charges for its adult programs at these locations. teens who want to get behind the wheel have to be at least 14 years old and 4'8" or taller. a parent or guardian has to be in the vehicle at all times during the session.