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2013 Land Rover LR2

Evoque's Older Brother Gets Some Love Brands like Jeep, Land Rover and General Motors' now-defunct Hummer all come from rich military backgrounds, with their forebearers having proven their ability to tackle just about any terrain, from desert to jungle. Each has faced the difficult challenge of evolving from battle-tested off-road vehicles to civilian-ready status symbols. For Land Rover, which is arguably to New York City and Miami what the Toyota Prius is to Los Angeles, this is especially true. Yet even so, the British automaker still relies on rugged capability to sell products... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
240 HP / 250 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$37,250 (base)
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    Report: Land Rover planning at least four new Discovery models
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    It should come as no great surprise that Land Rover is planning to group its lineup into three "families": one luxury lineup centered around the Range Rover, another utilitarian range around the Defender and a third somewhere in the middle centered around the Discovery. But just how many models will form each of those groups? Reports emanating from the ...

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    Official: Land Rover Discovery Sport officially announced for production
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    Land Rover unveiled its Discovery Vision concept (pictured above) at the New York Auto Show. Now the company has announced that the first vehicle to wear some of the concept's styling is going to be the new Discovery Sport. The Sport is the newest member of a whole new family of Disco models that LR has in the works. Land Rover says that the Discovery ...

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    Rumormill: Land Rover, Tata working on entry-level SUV for India?
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    Since Tata Motors bought Jaguar Land Rover in 2008, the companies have slowly begun working more closely together on development and production. However, they might be taking another big step because a recent report indicates that Land Rover and Tata may be working together on an SUV project for the Indian market. According to the Economic Times, the two ...

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    Spy Shots: Land Rover LR2 prototype spotted wearing all-new body
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    Land Rover, as we've reported earlier, is in the midst of a massive product reallignment. Everything in its product portfolio, we've been made to understand, is being compartmentalized into three families: Luxury, Dual Purpose and Leisure. The first will be made up of Range Rover models, the second out of the next-gen Defender family, and the latter built ...

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    Official: Jaguar-Land Rover builds millionth vehicle at Halewood
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    Jaguar-Land Rover is not what you'd call a volume automaker by any stretch of the imagination. But in the dozen years since it started manufacturing at its Halewood plant near Liverpool, England, the automaker has already built its millionth vehicle. The landmark vehicle is a Range Rover Evoque, done up in white with red roof and mirrors, black wheels ...

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    Report: Land Rover integrating next LR2/Freelander into LR4/Discovery family
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    Having trouble wrapping your head around the difference between the Land Rover Freelander (known here as the LR2) and the Range Rover Evoque? So are we. They're both smaller and somewhat less utilitarian vehicles than their traditional stablemates, and while the LR2 is priced below the Evoque, the difference in base price comes down to less than five ...

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    Report: European automakers gear up for Brazilian production
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    Brazil is the place to be, apparently. Toyota has been investing in the South American country, as has BMW, which announced a $261 million investment in October 2012. The high-end immigration is only set to continue, as Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar-Land Rover have both announced plans to set up manufacturing operations there. Mercedes is the big news here, ...

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    Report: Next-gen Defender plans scrapped, Freelander name being dropped
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    There seem to be plenty of reports swirling in regards to Land Rover lately. According to Autocar, not only is the British automaker going back to the drawing board for the design of its next-generation Defender, but the outlet is also saying that the Freelander name could be dropped. While the article doesn't say why, its source indicates that current ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Land Rover LR2 spotted... unless it's the LWB Evoque
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    The spy photographers we work with are fairly adept at figuring out what it is, exactly, they happen to be taking a picture of that day. So, when the shooters send notes along with their images, we don't often quibble too much with the conclusions that they've drawn. Case in point is this new set of spied photographs, depicting what would appear to be a ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Land Rover LR2
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    Evoque's Older Brother Gets Some Love Brands like Jeep, Land Rover and General Motors' now-defunct Hummer all come from rich military backgrounds, with their forebearers having proven their ability to tackle just about any terrain, from desert to jungle. Each has faced the difficult challenge of evolving from battle-tested off-road vehicles to ...

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    Recalls: Land Rover recalls 2012 Evoque, LR2 for brake issue
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    Jaguar Land Rover has issued a recall of two models, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque and the 2012 Land Rover LR2 over a brake issue. Up to 70 vehicles could be affected, all built on a single day, June 11, 2012. The retaining bolts on the rear calipers of those vehicles could have been torqued incorrectly, with the potential consequence that the brake caliper ...

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    Official: Land Rover LR2 gets updated look, turbo four power for 2013
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    Land Rover is being liberal with its amenities, distributing luxe features from its Range Rover Evoque, 2013 Range Rover and Jaguar sedans to its entry-level 2013 LR2. Right out front is a new engine: the same 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 pound-feet of torque found in the Evoque is now the sole engine offered in the LR2. ...

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    SAE Congress: Magna Flex4 offers slight fuel savings in a Land Rover LR2 [w/video]
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    Flex4 may sound like something sold during the 3 a.m. hour on advertorial television, but it's really Magna's part-time all-wheel drive system that offers the benefits of AWD with lower emissions than standard AWD. How? Because Flex4 can disengage the power going to the rear wheels when it determines that it isn't needed, changing the vehicle to a ...

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    Report: Land Rover mulling sub-LR2 "leisure" model
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    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 ...

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    Report: Land Rover dumping alphanumeric names
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    According to a new report, Land Rover will soon adopt a global naming structure that allows the company's products to carry the same nomenclature around the world. Currently, Land Rover sells the LR4 and LR2 here in the United States, but overseas, these vehicles are better known as the Discovery and Freelander, respectively. This isn't a huge leap for ...

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    Land Rover recalls nearly 3,000 LR2 models over potential airbag fault
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that all Land Rover LR2 models built between November 12, 2009 and August 23, 2010 are being recalled. We can't really describe the issue any better than NHTSA, so here's the official statement: Naturally, the fix will be performed at the owner's local dealership at no charge. Hit the ...

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    Video: Land Rover revisits claymation for new Freelander/LR2 ad campaign
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    Land Rover is getting ready to roll out a new ad campaign in support of the 2011 Freelander 2, a vehicle we know here as the LR2. You might expect Land Rover to go the traditional route of glamorous clean shots of the car mixed with a flurry of scenes highlighting its off-road capability. That's not the case here, as it has decided to go in another ...

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    2011 Land Rover LR2/Freelander 2 revealed - includes first-ever front-drive model
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    Put down the pitchforks, purists. While it's true that Land Rover has just announced a brand-spanking new take on its LR2/Freelander 2 that forgoes the company's go-anywhere all-wheel drive in favor of a more efficient front-wheel drive setup, the drivetrain is only available on a single diesel model. What's more, Land Rover officials tell Autoblog that ...

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    Spy Shots: Land Rover Freelander/LR2 facelift caught testing
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    Land Rover may be hard at work prepping its all-new LRX, but that doesn't mean the rest of the model range is being put on the back-burner. New versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport debuted for 2010, as did the LR3-replacing LR4, and now it appears that the automaker is giving its LR2 (or Freelander, as it's still referred to overseas) a ...

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    Land Rover reportedly puts plans for seven-seat LR2 on ice
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    The Land Rover LR2 looks nice enough and it has some offroad chops, but during our time with the British SUV we weren't exactly thrilled with its on-road capabilities. We're not so sure an extra row of seating would have helped the baby Rover's disposition, but if a news item from Autocar is to be believed, we may not know of a long time. The U.K. ...

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