Rumors about a 7-seated model from Land Rover started to circulate last. Built on sale Freelander’s platform, the future model will be called Ventura and will be launched in 2012.
With design cues taken from both Freelander and the LRX Concept, the 2012 Ventura will be an unique model, with its own bodywork, styling and interior. It will compete with models like Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Saab 9-4X and the Mercedes GLK.
Internally known as the "Project L486", the Ventura will share engines with the Freelander. There will be a 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre diesel engine mated by either a manual, automatic or twin-clutch transmissions.
Until we’ll see it on the market, Land Rover will launch the production version of the LRX Concept.