A design sketch was officially 'leaked' during the IAA press conference and we can expect the concept to make its curtain call at Detroit in January.

Design released

Land Rover is looking to re-establish its dominance in the SUV sector by bringing a new coupe-like crossover to the market. A design sketch was officially 'leaked' during the IAA press conference and we can expect the concept to make its curtain call at Detroit Motor Show in January. The car has been / will be penned by new Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern who most notably known for the first generation Freelander and the MGF.

Phil Popham, Managing Director at Land Rover said the following at the press conference: “This is a statement of intent about a new direction that Land Rover wants to go in, about sportiness and low C02." The new crossover will be filling gaps in the product range below and above the Freelander (known as the LR2 in the USA) and offers sportier styling at the expense of practicality. The current Freelander range has a starting price of USD 34,700 and peaks at around USD 45,000 which gives at least some kind of indication what to expect, a very wide range of specifications and trim packages.

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