Land Rover has made no secret of the fact that the company aims to flesh out its stable between now and 2017 with the addition of around 40 new model variants. Now Inside Line has given us the first hint of what the first of those models may bring to the table. According to reports, the company is in the beginning stages of developing a new leisure range to slot below the current LR2. Details are scarce at the moment, but the vehicle will reportedly be the smallest Land Rover to wear the company's badge if it gets the nod for production.

The company also intends to give hardware like the LR2 and LR4 a significant update with freshened exteriors and interiors that are more carlike in an attempt to lure in more buyers.

Land Rover is likely hoping to replicate the warm reception of the Range Rover Evoque in a less expensive, more accessible package. Sounds good to us.


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      DougMasters
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a massive fail. Land Rover needs to introduce an upmarket solid axle removable top competitor to the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, and call it a DEFENDER.
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DougMasters
        If you have seen what they have tried to do the hallowed Defender you'll eat your words.
      clquake
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Land Rover is likely hoping to replicate the warm reception of the Range Rover Evoque in a less expensive, more accessible package." They could just simply lower the price, but that might be too easy.
      Derelicte
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a current Land Rover LR3 driver and future Range Rover Sport driver I HATE everything about this news. The LR2 is a joke. Everyone who buys one is just buying the cheapest thing with the LR badge on it. And know they're mulling over adding even more fake rovers? It just cheapens the brand. No offense to Evoque though. It looks great. It's priced outside the idiot market, it can handle itself off road, and it's the best looking car/truck/suv/crossover thing built in forever.
        JTH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Derelicte
        The LR2 is a joke but the Evoque is ok? Check the facts, the LR2 and the evoque are the same vehicle. The Land Rover (more work oriented) isn't as stylish as the Range (more upscale) because they are targeted at different audiences.
        torqued
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Derelicte
        Aw. Don't worry, people will still be impressed by the status symbol in your driveway.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice way to dilute the brand.
      masonperegrine
      • 2 Years Ago
      -____-
      Mc32100
      • 2 Years Ago
      •_• was my face when i saw this car
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Finally saw one of these last night.... its really small in person.
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Because if you are over 35 and over 100 pounds you're not invited to drive one.
      • 2 Years Ago
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