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Land Rover global brand director John Edwards says the company is currently considering a small SUV to slot below the Evoque.

In an interview given to Autocar, Edwards declared "I can see a sub-compact SUV working in all markets… and I don't see a reason not to do it in the future." If approved, this new model is expected to be 30cm shorter than the Evoque which means it will be about four meters long. According to some sources, it might ride on a new bespoke platform which will be shared with Tata Motors and Chery.

It will have an estimated starting price of 18,000 GBP which will make it more expensive than the MINI Countryman but cheaper than the next-gen Freelander. The base model will likely adopt a front-wheel drive layout, while the design will take cues from the DC100 concepts.

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