Terrain Response was developed by Land Rover and is now used as a feature on all Land Rover vehicles.
Terrain response as the name suggests allows you to change the way the vehicle operates allowing it to travel
in various terrains during off road use.
The settings for terrain response are
The various settings are adjusted using a rotary dial on the center console
with icons representing the settings. There is also an in dash display showing which setting terrain response is in, the
steering angle, whether the differentials are locked or not and other important information.
The components and systems that are altered to facilitate terrain response are the chassis, the
suspension, the brakes, the transmission, and the
differentials. Other electronic systems used to complete the terrain response feature will be the
anti-lock brakes, the traction control, stability control
and the hill descent feature.
Some quick examples of the functionality would be that a vehicle will stop easier in sand if the tires are locked so
the anti-lock brakes may be reduced or cancelled. The rock crawl will require a
locking differential and/or a transfer case while grass gravel and snow may just need
proper torque distribution to the wheels.
It is recommended that the proper setting be used at the start of a particular terrain as it is much more difficult for
terrain response to move the vehicle when it is already stuck.