You might think that California is all sun-soaked beaches and Hollywood Hills. But two hours outside Los Angeles you’ll find a landscape so harsh, so unforgiving, so Alien, that NASA use it to put their lunar vehicles through their paces
Where the Mojave and Colorado deserts collide, you’ll find Joshua Tree National Park, 1240-square miles of inhospitable sand and rock, and a place so steeped in pop culture history that thousands of U2 fans make the pilgrimage to this spot every year to try and find the tree that inspired the band’s 1987 album.
Getting here is easy. But in a place where the sun bakes relentlessly during the day – it can reach 50-degrees here - and where night brings absolute blackness and sub-zero temperatures, getting out again is equally important.
So we’ve chosen Jeep’s newest SUV, the Renegade, for our Joshua Tree pilgrimage. Jeep’s SUV might be city-sized in its dimensions, but it’s also one of the few vehicles in its segment that is just as at home in a place like this as it is in town.