Latest spy pictures of the new Range Rover Evoque

These are the latest spy pictures of the new Range Rover Evoque in action.

The Evoque - first dubbed LRX - has carried much of its original concept’s styling over to the production car. It is similar to size to the Volkswagen Golf, but the rakish coupe-style roofline reveals Land Rover has sacrificed some practicality for style with its design.

See pics of the Range Rover LRX in action

LRX is only a codename for the car at present, although its final production name has yet to be decided. The LRX will be built at Land Rover's Halewood plant in Merseyside and will be the first Land Rover to be offered with optional two-wheel drive, although only four-wheel drive models will be available from launch.

All versions of the LRX are likely to use a version of the Freelander’s drivetrain, with a revised specification of that car’s PSA-sourced 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine producing around 185bhp.

It will also be the first manual Range Rover since 2002, because a six-speed manual 'box will be standard. The front-drive model will emit less than 130g/km of CO2; four-wheel-drive LRXs will emit around 140g/km.

The LRX will enter production next year and will be priced from around £35,000; front-drive models will cost around £5000 less.

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1 July 2010

Looks amazing !

1 July 2010

[quote Autocar]Land Rover has sacrificed some style for practicality with its design[/quote] More the other way round i would say and as long as one can actually use the rear compartment the results would appear to justify this decision.

1 July 2010

It looks good and pretty close to the concept. Not sure about the practicality side of things though.

R32

1 July 2010

"LRX is only a codename for the car at present, although its final production name has yet to be decided."

Yet more Autocar tosh - the fact that the car's launch and name unveiling is this evening at Kensington Palace (as confirmed on the Land Rover website) would perhaps suggest the production name has already been decided - I hope. Or maybe Land Rover are holding off until 2 hours before the launch to decide what to call the car.

Autocar get your facts correct please!

1 July 2010

At the price suggested

"Range Rover Freeloader"

seems appropriate....................

1 July 2010

Looks rad

I like it.

Almost looks like a dune buggy or something.

That's a pretty wild paint job, is that supposed to render it invisible to other motorists?

1 July 2010

[quote R32]Autocar get your facts correct please![/quote]

Oh it's just PR ! Autocar have to play the game or else they won't get the exclusives. It always amuses me when there's spy shots and sometimes there's a journo for the same mag in the car who's writing the 'how the car was developed' story.

1 July 2010

Of course it is as these things are spun to the max, as they have been for years, and I'm sure that in some way this habit has contributed to the death of the motor show with the days long gone when even a quite knowledgeable enthusiast could turn up and see something genuinely new and surprising instead of having to console himself with a quick stroll around Earls Court or the NEC looking at new designs and facelifts which have been flagged up in soi-disant spy shots for the previous year at least.

1 July 2010

Auto Express have already announced that 2.30pm is the end of curfew, so expect this tiresome game to end shortly. Then we can have the months of drip-feeding of 'exclusive first drives' on a racetrack in Spain or somesuch, before eventually getting a UK first drive and then a comparison with its rivals.

To save you all the hassle of waiting and wondering, it will get 5 stars and win the comparison. Sorry for spoiling Christmas for any of you.

1 July 2010

[quote disco.stu]To save you all the hassle of waiting and wondering, it will get 5 stars and win the comparison. Sorry for spoiling Christmas for any of you.[/quote]

Yep, seems to be the trend at the moment, a JLR product winning the comparisons. Used to be BMW that was the fixture at the top. I haven't driven any of them, so I rely on the mags to give me good info, but even so it seems suspicious that all of a sudden JLR product is rated so highly - particularly the J part of that abbreviation.

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