Land Rover promises LRX will have emissions below 150 g/km but offers few other details. The company says the production version will be very close to the concept pictured here. The LRX is due for release in 2011.

Here comes the baby Range Rover.

Or at least, that's Land Rover's marketing plan. So it has produced a vehicle that can carry the Range Rover badge and be sold as a luxury compact SUV.

The LRX is due for release in 2011 and will be built at Land Rover's Halewood plant in the UK, as it shares a platform with the Freelander, which is also assembled there.

The concept certainly has had appeal to the UK government, which will be providing 27 billion UK pounds to the British automaker to develop this (fairly) eco-friendly Range Rover.

Land Rover says the production version of the LRX will be very close to the image provided here, although some changes should be expected. It is promising emissions will be below the 150 g/km mark and that a hybrid version may be in the cards for the future but did not provide any details on drivetrains.

Land Rover has confirmed the model will be a 4-wheel drive, in keeping with the brand's identity.

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