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Click above for high-res gallery of the Land Rover LRX concept

The challenge automaker's face when they attempt to transition a concept vehicle to viable production model is making sure the elements that made it popular with show-goers remain. Case in point: the recently revealed (and repainted) Land Rover LRX concept. The new model is an attempt by Land Rover to show the marque's aggressive side with a sporty two-door SUV that could fill a hole between the Freelander and the LR3. While the exterior shouldn't be too far removed from the show vehicle save for some of the more conceptual elements, the interior is another story. Most automakers let designers run wild inside a concept and then neuter a car's innards on the way to market, but according the Autocar, Land Rover is hoping to keep as much of the concept's interior intact as it can. When Land Rover brings the LRX to market in 2010, we'll know if it succeeded.

[Source: Autocar via Winding Road]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      How exactly are the doors opened on the LRX? From both the outside and inside.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Landrover may very well need this to aid in becoming far more profitable. I like the interior. It looks very revolutionary. I give two thumbs up
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ohhh, now I get it.

      I thought this was just another British quality control story.
        • 7 Years Ago
        that's funny..and sadly true--at least it was for the LR that i owned.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Land Rovers engines are fine almost all of the problems we see from Land Rover are stupid problems that do not make the vehicle underivable. The only serious problems Land Rover has had lately is related to the air suspension and even those have been greatly cleared up later. The LRX doesn't have an air suspension and neither does the LR2. The LR2 has been incredibly reliable since its launch.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Seriously, why don't they try to keep the engines intact first?

        Worst in-class reliability...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would love to have one of these when it comes out. hopefully they won't change much from the concept. it is good to see the two-door SUVs back reminds me of the Ford Bronco age....

      very nice Land Rover
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's what every manufacturer says. AH HA HA..
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'd rather see the Concepts Engine and Exterior design make it into production.
      The interior seems a bit to futuristic for production.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does anyone else think the LRX's interior is something a bit like a well appointed Lumina from the early 90's? Just curious...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seriously. I wouldn't count on it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's got a late 60's/early 70's American muscle car or large sedan feel to it.

      Dunno if it works in an SUV. Now drop it in a big 4dr family cruiser and it would be great, or in that new Dodge Challenger and Yowch!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, it's nice to see other car makers attempting to bring concept spirit into production. It's weird, the last time I sat in one of the Up! concepts, i thought the interior felt 100% production read, and wondered why more automakers don't just produce outlandish but feasible interiors... then this hatch comes along and land rover indicates they're going to try. I hope they succeed, if VAG and LR start producing almost 100% faithful production cars based on concepts maybe they'll all be a bit more relevant in the future.
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