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Land Rover LR2, Future Vehicle, SUV
#1 of 1131 2008 Land Rover LR2
May 01, 2006 (6:51 am)
Ok so now that there is some realistic looking media out there on the new LR2 I would like to open up some discussion on it.
The latest video is here.
So what do you think?
There is a real market here as proven by the RX and X3 models.
Acura has the RDX coming out that should arrive a little before the LR2. None of these vehicles have any off road capability at all so if the LR2 comes out with similar on road performance and features but with some real off road functionality I think they will have something.
There is a little bit of a niche that can be explored here.
Put the LR2 in the three trim system just like the LR3 is.
S level trim of the LR2 would be the base level and be priced at round about $27,000 just like the 2005 Freelander was.
Use Duragrain/leatherate in this model maybe make the sunroof optional along with real leather just like the S level trim in the LR3 is. Upgraded interior would put the car at just under $30,000
Possibly use a differently tuned Volvo 5 cylinder turbo motor for this trim.
Next trim level is SE.
Standard Leather and sunroofs optional navigation possibly and BI-Xenon lights. Probably a twin turbo straight six fron Volvo is standard.
Price this trim at around $31,900 starting and just under $36,000 with all options
Next trim level up is HSE.
Do it just like the HSE LR3, standard NAV and bi-xenons. Little bit larger wheels and tires upgraded interior with a little wood trim or maybe include a package with some metal finishes instead of wood.
Add an optional air suspension for the HSE LR2. Don't make it as advanced as the LR3 suspension but a little bit of autoleveling and a small amount of extra ground clearance would be good.
Start the HSE trim LR2 at just under 38,000, a little under where a base LR3 with the six cylinder no sunroofs or leather starts, make the air suspension the only real option probably and cap the max MSRP of a LR2 at just under $40,000.
May 03, 2006 (2:47 am)
that sounds like a really good estimate.
also sounds very promising =]
#3 of 1131 Re: pricing [stevenzoz]
May 03, 2006 (3:54 pm)
I hope I am estimating about right.
One of the things that killed the orginal freelander was that it was priced way out of its market competition.
Without even considering the vehicles other shortfalls that showed up later.
Moving it up a class to compete with the RX, X3 and future RDX is the way to go.
May 14, 2006 (12:41 pm)
LRL(Land Rover Life) magazine has several spy photos of the LR2 in CO doing cold weather testing.
Most Land Rover Retailers have LRL at their Centres that you can just pick up.
May 24, 2006 (4:35 pm)
New Land Rover LR2 pics.
Not sure how accurate they are but they are supposed to be from the preview broucure avaliable in Europe currently.
May 24, 2006 (4:36 pm)
More new Land Rover LR2 pictures.
#7 of 1131 Nothin new yet To answer the question in another thread
Jun 03, 2006 (6:03 am)
I have not hear anything yet besides announcment at either London or Paris auto shows and possible sale about this time next year as a 2008 Model.
Jun 20, 2006 (10:57 am)
These are supposed to be more official ones.
#9 of 1131 Resembles the Freelander still..
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2006 (8:03 am)
..which is a good thing, IMO.. I always liked the look of the Freelander..
Surprising, when you see how far away the looks of the LR3 are from the Disco...
#10 of 1131 Re: Resembles the Freelander still.. [kyfdx]
Jun 21, 2006 (3:11 pm)
If you would like to delete the above post to fix the format issue I can make another post with just the links to the pictures instead.