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You should always know what’s on the other side of the hill. Remember your approach angle: Is the wheel or nose going to hit the ground first?


From the steepest ascents to pulse-racing descents, Land Rover’s Hill Descent Control helps you maintain maximum traction - even on steep and slippery slopes.



Wherever possible, investigate the area on foot. 'You should always know what’s on the other side of the hill.' Remember your approach angle: Is the wheel or nose going to hit the ground first?

Approach the hill straight on rather than diagonally to avoid a roll. Use the highest gear in which the vehicle will ‘pull’ comfortably.

Never attempt to turn your 4x4 on a steep slope.

Be prepared for a failed climb, it happens to the best drivers. Work out an escape route and take note of where the obstacles are.



Stop one vehicle-length before the descent so you have enough time to make any corrections. Remember your departure angle: Is the back of your vehicle going to hit the ground? Choose the lowest gear possible and select Hill Descent Control (HDC) if available.

If using HDC, try to keep your foot away from the pedal and avoid the temptation to brake. If you do need to brake, apply progressive rather than strong pressure. If you don’t have HDC, just use your lowest gear.


Follow the natural fall line the route water would take down the slope and keep your wheels straight. If the vehicle starts to slide, increase throttle to match the ground speed and regain steering control.

If driving a manual, never roll or reverse downhill in neutral or with the clutch depressed. And never turn your 4x4 on a steep slope, as it could lead to sideways sliding.



Equip yourself with our top tips for tackling these tricky terrains


Leave the tarmac behind and off-road like a pro with our expert tips for driving on gravel.


Whether you’re driving on the beach or in the desert, equip yourself with our expert advice for sand driving.


Our Wade Sensing technology takes the stress out of driving through water and puts the fun back into driving off-road.


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The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer's tests in accordance with EU legislation. A vehicle's actual fuel consumption may differ from that achieved in such tests and these figures are for comparative purposes only.

The figures provided are NEDCeq calculated from official manufacturer’s WLTP tests in accordance with EU legislation. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. CO2 and fuel economy figures may vary according to wheel fitment and optional extras fitted. NEDCeq are figures calculated using a Government formula from WLTP figures equivalent to what they would have been under the old NEDC test. The correct tax treatment can then be applied.

The figures provided are WLTP. WLTP is the new official EU test used to calculate standardised fuel consumption and CO2 figures for passenger cars. It measures fuel, energy consumption, range and emissions. This is designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. It tests vehicles with optional equipment and with a more demanding test procedure and driving profile.

TEL (Test Energy Low) and TEH (Test Energy High) figures are shown as a range under WLTP testing measures. TEL refers to the lowest/most economical figures (with the lightest set of options). TEH refers to the highest/least economical figures (with the heaviest set of options). WLTP legislation dictates that where there is <5g CO2 variance between TEL and TEH, only the TEH is declared.