Land Rover is reportedly eyeing a 16 vehicle lineup and a new report is indicating one of them could be an entry-level model that would slot below the LR2 / Freelander 2.
Reportedly envisioned to battle crossovers like the MINI Countryman, the entry-level model could be powered by a 2.0-liter engine and be jointly-developed with Tata and Chery.
When asked about the model, Land Rover's Global Brand Director John Edwards told Autocar “We continue to look at opportunities for a smaller, cheaper Land Rover but we are also clear that we are looking at many opportunities for Land Rover to expand, in different segments, different price points and so on." Despite sounding like a non-denial, Edwards added "We have to evaluate where the best opportunities are."
Speculation has suggested the model would be built in India for emerging markets, but Edwards dismissed part of those claims by saying any future model would be geared towards global audiences.