Last week I had the opportunity to drive the new Land Rover Discovery. I’m not much of an off-roader, but in the interest of pushing personal boundaries, I’m happy for the opportunity. The new seven-seater Disco proved it’s pretty well capable of tackling anything the environment wants to throw at it. There is a little dial in the center console that allows you to switch through different modes, including Road, Snow, Dirt, Sand, and Rock. Over the course of two days, we would cover some 500 miles and use the knob in each of its positions. It wasn’t really intended to go that way, but as luck would have it, the area around the Utah/Arizona border had a lot more precipitation than expected. Bring it on!
[Disclaimer: Land Rover put me on a flight to LA, then a chartered jet to Utah. Two nights of great hotels, great food, and great views within Zion National Park.]