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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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RobotBoogie 1 July 2010

Re: Range Rover LRX: new pics

An LRX passed me near Balsall Common today - maybe even the one in the pics - and it is remarkably unremarkable in the metal, on the road. If it wasn't for the swirly paint job, I might not even have realised that it wasn't an RR Sport in the rear view mirror. I suppose the real news is what is happening engineering wise in terms of relatively sensible CO2 figures.

Straight Six Man 1 July 2010

Re: Range Rover LRX: new pics

Will86 wrote:

blktoy wrote:
Autocar wrote:
Land Rover has sacrificed some style for practicality with its design
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.

I just hope parking sensors are standard, rear visibility looks awful.

Hear, hear! Frankly, I don't understand how this abortion is road-legal with visibility that poor... same goes for the BMW X6 and the 5GT, among others. This is atrocious. It's also not a Range Rover, any more than the Sport is a Rangey. The Sport is just a blinged-up Disco minus the rear seats, and this is just a blinged-up Freelander. There is only one Range Rover - and even that has been blinged-up too far.

I despair of today's designers. Even the Rolls-Royce Ghost, which looked promising, has an incredibly ugly snout on what is otherwise a rather nice-looking car.

Me? I take the Spen King line. We don't need tree-trunks holding up the roof of our cars. We need visibility. Just sit in an original Range Rover or the mid-engined P6BS to see what I mean. Or any old 90s or earlier BMW. Some old Alfas and Fiats were good, too, as were some Audis and Mercs... I could go on and on.

People die because of this fascination with rising beltlines and swooping rooflines and whatnot. Well, let me tell you, I want the floor and beltline of my car parallel to the ground. It ought to be put into law.

38carssofar 1 July 2010

Re: Range Rover LRX: new pics

It's the ideal car for MINI owners to move up from - i.e. those who don't do the price vs. practicality vs. value argument. I will say now it will be a great success for JLR and sell like hotcakes.

p.s. the camoflage/disguise would make cool wallpaper ...