Land Rover LRX Concept prepares for Geneva entry. Finer details, including engine, now appear. No confirmation production go-ahead yet; public and media reaction said to be key on this.

Details of the Land Rover LRX have revealed that the vehicle is shorter and lower than a Freelander, making a statement of compact yet bold.

The proposed engine to accompany this vehicle is a 2.0-litre turbo diesel that is expected to return economy of 60 mpg/ 4.7 litres per 100km on the European combined cycle. Potential CO2 emissions would be 120g/km.

A concept called Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) is put to use in the coupe SUV which lets the vehicle use electric drive alone at lower speeds. Off-road torque is provided where and when needed best. Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response is integrated as well, and now includes Eco mode which is mainly for fuel efficiency when driving on the black stuff and not off-road. Also new is the Sports mode which optimizes power availability for better response when seeking a sporty feel.

Previously unknown to Land Rover is the use of lightweight materials like carbon, which makes its appearance on the roof panel as well as in the underbody, for better protection. Land Rover’s new owners will do well to seriously consider building this concept as it would be the perfect momentum driver to the revived LR brand all over the world. If they don’t believe this all they have to do is look at Range Rover Sport sales figures.

Updated Land Rover LRX Concept set for Geneva