Small Range Rover Confirmed For Production
The Land Rover LRX Concept debuted|
at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show in USA.
1st October, 2009
Land Rover has confirmed that a production version of its
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
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."
More details of the new small Range Rover will be available next year from Next Car.