UPDATE: Land Rover has requested we remove the image, and since we can't verify that the automaker itself is at fault for the leak and the image wasn't obtained illegally, we've agreed to remove it. You'll be able to see the real thing soon enough when we attend the 2008 Detroit Auto Show in January.

Remember that concept sketch Land Rover released around the time of the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show? It showed a sleek, two-door SUV, but being a teaser contained no additional information about when or where the actual concept would debut. Based on past precedent, we surmised that Land Rover would debut the concept this January at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, and based on this single image sent by a reader to Carscoop.com, it appears that might be the case. The reader claims this is an official image of the Land Rover LXR Concept, a two-door concept SUV that precedes a production model to be slotted in below the Freelander and available for sale sometime in 2011. We don't know how the reader obtained the image, and we're not asking.

Land Rover is currently enjoying its best sales year in history, so expanding the lineup with an even more attainable model seems like a bright idea. We'll be on hand in Detroit next month to see if the LXR Concept in fact shows up, and we're inclined to agree with Carscoop that it will.

[Source: Carscoop]

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