Following an exclusive premiere in London, Land Rover has released the first image of the 2011 Range Rover Evoque.

Following an exclusive premiere in London, Land Rover has released the first image of the 2011 Range Rover Evoque.

Looking virtually identical to the LRX concept, the crossover features sporty styling, distinctive headlights, and a sloping roofline. It is slated to become "the smallest, lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced."

While the company declined to release specifications, engine options will likely include a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, a 3.2-liter petrol inline six, and possibly a hybrid 2.0-liter turbodiesel. Two-wheel drive will be standard, all-wheel drive will be optional.

According to Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover, "The all-new Range Rover Evoque, is an important step for the future continued success and growth of the brand. Customers can be confident that the new car will be premium, luxurious and just as special as the other Range Rover models. Its sporting looks and unique qualities will open the brand to a new group of customers who may not have considered a Range Rover product before."

Look for more information to be released when the Evoque makes its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.

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