Land Rover LRX concept confirmed for production, will debut next year

After what seems to be like ages since Land Rover unveiled the LRX Concept, the Gaydon automaker confirmed today that it will in fact build a production version of the study. Land Rover said that the car will debut next year and will 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,” Land Rover said in a statement.

“The production of a small Range Rover model is excellent news for our employees, dealers and customers, said Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover. “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.”

Land Rover said that the production LRX will take place at the company’s┬áplant in Halewood, on Merseyside. The small SUV will be sold in over 100 countries around the world.

It was reported in June that a hybrid version of the LRX has received approval for production.

– By: Kap Shah