The network launch has been staggered, beginning with a US-specific technical database available to what Land Rover calls Independent Motor Traders (IMTs) and the general public through the Internet. A service tailored to the equivalent users in the UK was available several months later. Land Rover employees and European IMTs gained access in September, while the worldwide dealer network can use the GTR site through an extranet from this month.
US and European legislation dictated the need to supply all emissions related technical information to the IMT and general public, but the GTR site has grown into a Land Rover solution for providing a wider resource of technical materials.
GTR is a subscription based system, providing information over a sliding cost scale depending on the period of subscription and the range of information selected. All charges made to the public and Independent Motor Traders, are in alignment with those made to Land Rover's own Authorised Repairers, in conformity with new block exemption rules.
- Land Rover has also announced that a new concept vehicle will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 5 January 2004. Named the Range Stormer, the high-performance 4x4 follows the reveal of a design rendering at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. Pictures will not be released until 2 January.