LRX will come with both front-wheel and four-wheel drive variants. the Land Rover LRX is a compact SUV and is likely to debut at the Paris motor show in September.

A set of not terribly-well-focused shots of the upcoming 2011 Land Rover LRX.

Seen here is a 3-door prototype doing some testing in England. The camouflage seems to be doing its job in obscuring much of the design lines on the body panels. But we can see from the photos that the LRX will be a crouched, yet husky-styled compact SUV.

The LRX is a C-segment/Golf-class SUV which will be Land Rover's first foray into front-wheel drive architecture. Offered as a 2WD variant, Land Rover can make some hay in reducing its CO2 emissions quotient. The front-wheel drive LRX will feature a CO2 rating of 130g/km as opposed to 140 g/km for its all-wheel drive variant.

And there will, of course, still be a four-wheel drive version of the LRX. That model will feature a PSA Group-sourced 2.2 liter diesel engine with 185 bhp (138 kW).

The LRX with its official name yet to be decided is expected to makes its debut at the Paris motor show this September.

Confirmed for sale sometime in 2011 as a compact Range Rover, U.K. prices are expected to start at around £35,000 (€40,500) for the all-wheel drive variant and £30,000 (€34,700) for the FWD model.

Gallery: 2011 Range Rover LRX 3-door compact SUV spied in UK for first time

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