2011 Land Rover LRX

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The Top picture is new from Land Rover.
The production version looks almost exactly like the concept from a couple of years ago (Bottom pic).
It’s quite amazing. It hasn’t been watered down.

It’s good to see some people can do it.

Here is the official word from Land Rover about it:

“Land Rover has confirmed today a production version of its exciting LRX concept car will be built. The new car will debut next year and join the Range Rover line-up in 2011.

Designed and engineered at Land Rover’s state of the art Gaydon facility, the new Range Rover will be the smallest, lightest and most efficient vehicle the company has ever produced.

The new car will be built at the multi award-winning plant in Halewood, on Merseyside, subject to quality and productivity agreements and will be sold in over 100 countries around the world.

Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover said: “The production of a small Range Rover model is excellent news for our employees, dealers and customers. It is a demonstration of our commitment to investing for the future, to continue to deliver relevant vehicles for our customers, with the outstanding breadth of capability for which we are world-renowned.”

“Feedback from our customer research also fully supports our belief that a production version of the LRX Concept would further raise the desirability of our brand and absolutely meet their expectations.” Phil added.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director said “The new vehicle will be a natural extension to the Range Rover line-up, complementing the existing models and helping to define a new segment. It will be true to the concept and have many recognisable Range Rover design cues including the signature clamshell bonnet, the floating roof and the solid ‘wheel-at-each-corner’ stance.”

Conversation 15 comments

  1. West coast customs have already built one of these out of a five door.
    Complete with glass roof and Lambourghini style lift up doors.

  2. I usually hate all SUVs but this one actually looks good. Too bad the market for SUVs is evaporating though.

  3. Land Rover better gets its PR up so its owner Tata will save one of its manufacturing plants. It is either Land Rover or Jaguar.

    So keep coming out with prototypes!

  4. I'm a little confused.. the concept was a "Land Rover LRX" but the "production" photos released clearly show the hood to say "Range Rover".. so how can it be called LRX? The LR2, LR3 and LR4 are all branded Land Rover. I'm guessing the actual product name will be "Range Rover X" to go along with the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

  5. Did they release a real pic or drawing of the actual production vehicle ??? seems to me a computer generated drawing and not some car in design studio, yes its got door handles now, higher hood and sharper creases on the body lines. but it looks real fake so why bother for right now. show us some real steel,plastic,rubber,glass instead of a drawing !

  6. I really hope that is actually what the production version is going to look like. The Range Rover Sport was, to me, one of the greatest disppointments ever of a concept (the Stormer) being watered down until there was nothing left of it, so Land Rover has a lot to make up for.

  7. Rover is Rover, no other like it. This should have been a landy and not in the range line, but mayb the range badge fits because it wont be a beast off road with those non existant sidewalls. Can't wait to see the rigs and kits for this.. those fender flares are screaming for bolts and an A bar would look class. Best small rover until new D90 in NA.

  8. I know several better ways to waste my money than buy a clunker sought after by some British expatriates and domestic clueless wannabes (read "HOT CROWD"). Does Land Rover actually read reviews of its cars?

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