Land Rover has put plans for a seven-seat Freelander on hold as it concentrates on implementing its new business plan that calls for sales to rise to around 200,000.
The seven seater was due to surface next year, and as recently as spring this year Land Rover was planning to show a concept of the car, codenamed L486. But a company source said the vehicle had been postponed, "we have other priorities," said our source
Instead, the firm will concentrate on the development of the LRX, which will be launched as a £30,000 Range Rover in 2012. The first test mules have already been seen on the Nurburgring
Land Rover has been working on a sales forecast of around 70,000 units for the seven seat Freelander, the same as the original forecast for the LRX.