If you were in any doubt about whether or not Land Rover will build a production version of the LRX here’s more proof that it’s going to happen.
This is the second version of the LRX concept, unveiled at Geneva and although its ostensibly very similar to the white car unveiled in January, it represents what Land Rover calls “a contemporary example of personalisation.”
That means black paint, a silver roof and new detailing such as mesh inserts in the air intakes. It could also translate as a Mini/Fiat 500 style customisation programme for the production vehicle – Land Rover said the LRX Black will be used to gauge opinion on “new opportunities for vehicle personalisation.”
The roof is made of carbon and is removable - it also has built in lashing points for snowboards and skis. The roof bars are also new, and there’s now a step on the rear bumper.
Land Rover is keen to use the concept’s interior in the production vehicle and is working on making the radical shapes and materials into something viable for mass production.
The very thin bucket seats are a particular priority, but Land Rover has to overcome packaging issues with side airbags.