These are leaked images of the Land Rover LRX concept, a lightweight cross-coupe that has come to light five days before it was due to be released on December 18th.
Company bosses say this upmarket junior crossover SUV is no flight of fancy. It is, they say, very close to a brand new Land Rover production car that will go into production at the Halewood factory in mid-2009. And Autocar.co.uk can bring you full pictures and information on it before anyone else.
LRX: the sustainable future of Land Rover
The LRX will be shown at the Detroit show in January and represents what Land Rover global marketing director Colin Green calls "the future of the brand”.The LRX's design is intended to show how serious Land Rover is about building efficient and sustainable cars for the future, whilst still including all the features customers expect.
The styling is quite different from any previous Land Rover, but the brand identity remains in the grille design, clamshell bonnet, dark pillars, floating roof and what Gerry McGovern calls “visual robustness”.