Baby Land Rover renderings
As you know the Land Rover LRX Concept is a preview version of a future SUV coming sometime in 2010. According to AutoExpress the future SUV that will compete with BMW X1 and Audi Q5 will look like this. The even suggested a name for it: the Freelander Sport.
The model will showcase technology aimed at increasing efficiency and boosting the marque’s green credentials. A stop-start system and a hybrid drivetrain are likely to appear as top brass attempt to reduce the overall CO2 emissions of the range.
But the exterior will get the most attention. The LRX’s aggressive front end has clearly been a big influence, although the new car also benefits from a versatile five-door body and an increase in height to give extra space for both occupants and luggage.
Under the hood there will be a wide range of engine options. Stop-start technology fitted to the 2.2-litre diesel and 3.2-litre straight-six petrol units will lower fuel consumption and CO2 out-put – helping Land Rover meet EU regulations to cut its overall average output to 130g/km by 2012.