Land Rover to launch its first ever two-wheel-drive car

Posted on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 , 05:05:56 byAlina

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Land Rover to launch its first ever two-wheel-drive car

Land Rover will introduce its first ever two-wheel-drive vehicle in its history this fall.

The car is expected to use the same engine as the LRX range, a 2.2 liter diesel engine that uses turbocharging to offer 185 hp (this has been developed by the Peugeot Citroen Alliance), mate to a six speed manual transmission as standard, making the LRX the first manual Range Rover since the second-generation model, replaced in 2002.

Land Rover has adopted the FWD design to lower both the price and the CO2 emissions. The vehicle is expected to post a figure of under 130 grams of C02 per km.

The eco-friendly approach has prompted the UK government to give Land Rover 27 million pounds in financial assistance to develop the new model.

The front-drive LRX will not be available at launch; it will follow shortly after the four-wheel-drive variant, say Land Rover sources.

Four-wheel-drive variants are likely to cost around 35k, with front-drive models priced at around 5000 less.

Expect it to be unveiled at this October's Paris Auto Show, with production beginning sometime in 2011.


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Land Rover to launch its first ever two-wheel-drive car image Land Rover to launch its first ever two-wheel-drive car image