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Land Rover LR2, Future Vehicle, SUV
#55 of 1131 Re: Cable TV "MotorWeek" segment on LR2 [billymay]
Oct 11, 2006 (6:37 am)
A LR3 for 2007 with the six cylinder and five passenger is going to start at nearly $44,000 with the cold climate package.
A V8 LR3 for 2007 is going to start at over $50,000 with the cold climate package. This is because for 2007 all V8 LR3s will have seven passenger and all of them will get, auto dimming interior mirror, rear PDC and fog lamps standard.
I think a base LR2 will come in around $30,000 with a more loaded one approaching $40,000. I see the main competitior to the LR2 being the X3. Typical options for a loaded X3, navigation, Leather, 5 speed automatic, heated seats, xenons and privacy glass push the MSRP up to nearly $44,000.
Land Rover has a tendancy to undercut BMWs pricing for a comparable vehicle by a little bit but at the same time offering more standard features for less money.
#56 of 1131 Re: Cable TV "MotorWeek" segment on LR2 [british_rover]
Oct 11, 2006 (9:48 am)
A base LR2 at $30K would be fine, especially if the base model includes a leather interior and if dealers will actually order some that aren't loaded to the gills (i.e., I don't need the cold climate package in San Diego.)
The preview brochure I got gives scant detail about anything, but fuel economy and towing capability (3500 lbs sounds low when the Liberty does 5000 lbs...) may sway my decision.
#57 of 1131 Re: Cable TV "MotorWeek" segment on LR2 [billymay]
Oct 11, 2006 (10:14 am)
I really wouldn't want to tow 5000 lbs with a liberty. That would be very painful. Keep in mind the liberty has low range and the LR2 does not so check and see if that 5,000 lbs tow rating is in low range only.
Oct 16, 2006 (7:20 am)
We are going to order the first set of LR2s this month. Our order call for Oct. 24-25 will include 2008 LR2s for December production which makes me think we could get them as early as Late Feb. or early March.
That morning I should know what trim levels will be offered and what will be standard/optional on the various trim levels.
I still won't know pricing though.
Oct 22, 2006 (4:13 pm)
We got our LR2 marketing package on Friday. I have basicly all the information now except for pricing of course.
I will make a couple of posts sharing some additional details on monday. Anything I don't post about just ask and I will answer if it is in the packet.
#60 of 1131 Re: Well... [british_rover]
Oct 23, 2006 (11:33 am)
There is a bulletin out - looks like one trim level. Options include Cold Climate, Lighting (Xenon, Adaptive front, Memory driver seat and mirrors, approach and puddle lights), Tec (Nav, Bluetooth, HK Sound, Sirius Radio, and rear seat audio controls), Pixel metalic interior and Narvik black paint. No firm pricing yet but rumour is 34-38k
#61 of 1131 Re: Well... [lrguy44]
Oct 23, 2006 (6:08 pm)
I really hope they start it closer to 30k but with only one trim level I would not be surprised if it was closer to 35k.
#62 of 1131 Re: Ok I got some more info... [british_rover]
Oct 26, 2006 (9:29 pm)
Thanks for posting all these updates, british_rover. Appreciate that. I assume you're a dealer?
I thought the LR2 has been around in Europe, and we're getting the Yank version of a proven vehicle. But then you mentioned pre-production models in your 9/26 post. How queasy should I be with a first-year model? And from LR, which doesn't really dominate the usual quality ratings here?
Pricing in the mid $30K range sounds OK. $40K seems like LR3 territory and at that point I'd be tempted to go back to Jeep when my current lease is done this summer. Low $30K = a winner here.
#63 of 1131 Re: Ok I got some more info... [billymay]
Oct 27, 2006 (6:18 am)
Well the LR2 will go on sale in November for all of europe. The North American market will not get one till April of 2007. That gives them a good six months to get any kinks worked out in europe before it comes here.
We ordered five LR2s this past Tuesday and we will get those cars the first part of April.
Yesterday there was a grassroots meeting for Land Rover dealers and my GM got a chance to sit in and walk around the LR2.
In his words the quality of the materials and fit/finish of the vehicle nearly matches that of the Range Rover.
#64 of 1131 Seattle Auto show
Oct 27, 2006 (7:04 pm)
OK, that sucked, there was NO LR2 on display. I was very much looking forward to seeing it in real life tonight. I even thought the LR page mentioned that the LR2 would be at the seattle show. I guess however since the LR2 won't even be state side for 6 more months they decided not to include a sample vehicle.