The upcoming Land Rover LRX is expected to be officially unveiled mid to late this year with production scheduled for 2011. Spy photos of LRX mules have been spotted driving on an ice-track owned by Continental in Europe.
The Land Rover LRX is based on the Freelander 2 platform and will become the smallest model in the British company’s lineup. The LRX concept made its official debut at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show and we also saw it in Melbourne that same year.
Insiders say Land Rover will use the 40th anniversary of the launch of the brand’s original Range Rover model (June 17th 2010) for the LRX’s debut.
The LRX was partially funded by the British government which gave the company a £27 million (AUD $48 million) grant and the deep pockets of Tata (Land Rovers parent company).
Many are speculating that the LRX range will also include a hybrid variant.