• Jun 17, 2010
Land Rover LRX four-door spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ever since the Land Rover LRX was first displayed in concept form, the British-bred, Indian-owned automaker's sporty SUV has only been seen with a two-door bodyshell (or three if you count the hatchback). We know we weren't alone in wondering if Land Rover was locking itself into an extremely small segment of the market by not also offering a four-door, but it appears that those concerns were a tad bit premature.

As you can clearly see in our series of spy photos below, it's seems that Land Rover is hard at work on both a two- and four-door version of the LRX. Besides the likely addition of two extra portals, we don't have any other detail on what Land Rover has worked up for its new compact 'ute. As ever, that will either be rectified by those sleuthy European spy shooters or by Land Rover itself when it officially pulls the covers off the production LRX at the Paris Motor Show.



[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      My guess is the production model will be 4-door only. Which I don't think is a bad thing. 2-doors are cool & sexy for concept cars, but when push comes to shove, one of the main reasons people buy SUVs is for practicality, so when it comes down to writing a check, the 4 door will win 9 out of 10 times.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not make this more interesting... take the top off and
      make it a new LR safari vehicle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ..er hasn't Land Rover used 3 bar grills for many many year's? (thinks current Range Rover)

      Ford have copied Land Rover not the other way round. Also look at the Flex, where Ford crossed the MINI with a Range Rover. Guess the photocopier is in overdrive at Ford.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't remember, is this replacing the Freelander/LR2? Because if not, it should be judging by the size. I think it looks pretty cool. Similar to the new Explorer, but who cares. They were probably developed at the same time...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The explorer looks bigger than this, but I could be wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey look, its the new Explorer.....someones pi$$ed somewhere
        • 4 Years Ago
        Came to say the exact same thing...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Diddo! Thought the EXACT same thing... I'll take the Exploder! FORD!
      • 4 Years Ago
      also i think land rover / range rover is the only 4x4 i can see as a 3 door and it works great, im sure bmw or someone will try their own but i cant imagine it looking half as good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love how they incorporated Ford's three bar grill!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wasn't merely counting bars. I agree with you though that these flat and solid looking bars are probably just the camouflaging and that they will end up looking more like their other trucks. I'd be the first to cry if they make these solid chrome colored.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Any chance this is a Ford and not a Land Rover? Maybe the next Kuga (Escape replacement)?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is up with all the people saying that Land Rover copied Ford when if anyone would actually go back in time, it is clearly the other way around. Lets go back to 2008,

      Land Rover LRX concept: http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/13/detroit-2008-land-rover-lrx-lights-up-motor-city/

      Ford Explorer America: http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/13/detroit-2008-evolving-the-explorer-ford-explorer-american-con/

      And now compare the two concepts to actual production teasers and all this Ford love-fest should stop. Ford was a company with marketing/money. Land Rover was the company with great engineering/aesthetic brains.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I honestly don't think people are merely counting then number of bars, but seeing how similar in shape they are to the grilles ford has used in the past. Of course actual details on the bars are surely covered by the camouflage. But this picture clearly has more in common with ford than with current Land Rovers.
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