In September 2009, Land Rover confirmed that it will build a production version of LRX concept that will debut this 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 at the time.
According to AutoCar, in order to make it the most frugal Range Rover SUV ever, Land Rover will offer the production LRX in 2WD in a front-wheel-drive configuration.
Land Rover had originally ruled out a front-wheel-drive variant, saying that it compromises the brand’s image but now it says that it “cannot ignore the growth of the two-wheel-drive SUV segment”. We’re guessing BMW’s recent move to offer front-wheel-drive vehicles in the future probably helped as well.
Sources say that the front-wheel-drive LRX will arrive shortly after the all-wheel-drive model hits the showrooms.
– By: Kap Shah