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(from Land Rover
Press Release) LAND ROVER GEARING UP FOR LR2 INTRODUCTION INTO
NORTH AMERICAN MARKETPLACE
Land Rover's all-new premium compact SUV, the Land Rover LR2, is
quickly approaching its North American on-sale date. The fourth new
model launched from Land Rover in just four years, LR2 joins the
impressive line-up of Range Rover (2002), Land Rover LR3 (2004) and
Range Rover Sport (2005) that together have seen record-breaking
sales performance around the world.
As the latest addition to the world's leading sport-utility vehicle
manufacturer's line-up, LR2 sets new standards in its segment. New
from the ground up, LR2 delivers outstanding on-road performance as
well as the class-leading off-road capability of a Land Rover. A
dynamic design, purposeful stance, smart and spacious interior, and
an abundance of advanced technologies complete the LR2 package that
is competitively priced at $34,700 in the U.S.
"LR2 combines the advantages of a premium sedan such as polished
ride, accomplished performance and an attractive cabin with the
attributes of a robust SUV," says Richard Beattie, executive vice
president, marketing and sales, Land Rover North America.
"With its tough go-anywhere ability, stadium seating, cabin
versatility and spaciousness, we believe that no other compact SUV
gets closer to blending these best-of-both-worlds abilities."
Technical highlights of the LR2 include a brand-new 3.2-liter
inline-six engine featuring advanced technologies to deliver an
outstanding combination of performance and economy. The 230bhp* i6
engine provides 0-60 mph acceleration in 8.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in
8.9 seconds)*. The engine is matched to a new six-speed automatic
transmission, with Land Rovers CommandShift offering manual
sequential gear changes when required. There is also a
driver-selectable sport mode, for livelier performance.
Inline-six cylinder engine configurations are ideal for delivering a
smooth ride, and the compact new unit in LR2 is small enough to
mount transversely. The benefits of transverse fitment include
improved interior packaging and safety performance.
The interior package of LR2 has generous head, shoulder and legroom,
in both the front and rear. Large glass areas emphasize the spacious
feel and complement the elevated command driving position a Land
Rover hallmark and stadium seating, where rear passengers sit
slightly higher than front occupants, for a clearer view of the
world outside. Cargo space is also among the best in class: 58.9 cu.
ft. (1667 liters)* with the rear seats folded and 26.7 cu. ft. (756
liters)* with the rear seats up.
The exterior and interior design of LR2 is completely fresh,
integrating the companys unique design language with a form that is
instantly recognizable as the latest Land Rover.
"We purposely kept strong Land Rover design cues, such as the
clamshell bonnet, stepped roof and the basic form," says Land Rover
design director Gerry McGovern. "The overall look is new and
contemporary. The design is chiseled, geometric and simple it
looks like it's hewn from the solid. We have kept a close design
relationship with the LR3 and Range Rover Sport, but interpreted the
design language to suit the requirements of customers for a more
The body is a five-door monocoque structure, with a high level of
torsional rigidity which benefits refinement, comfort and handling
on-road as well as ensuring the vehicle is fit for serious off-road
use. The suspension is fully independent and uses the most modern
stability control systems, including Roll Stability Control (RSC ),
a sophisticated technology that helps mitigate the risk of roll-over
even in extreme conditions.
LR2 is packed with new technologies to improve both on-road and
off-road performance. Land Rovers unique Terrain Response is
standard, making off-road use easier. Other interesting technologies
include a new permanent intelligent all-wheel-drive system for
superior traction and better on-road fuel economy, and the patented
Gradient Release Control, which improves driver confidence and
control when releasing the brakes on steep and slippery slopes.
Other features and options include: keyless starter button, bi-xenon
headlamps, adaptive front lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers
and rear park distance control. A standard two-part panoramic
sunroof increases the cabins airiness; air-conditioning also comes
standard and a full-color touch-screen DVD satellite navigation
system is optional. The Premium Audio System offered features Dolby
Pro Logic II 7.1 Surround Sound. Complete with 14 speakers,
including a sub-woofer, the system is played through an in-dash
six-disc CD changer. An auxiliary audio connection (for MP3 players)
The Land Rover LR2 is designed and engineered by Land Rover at
Gaydon, near Warwick, England, and is built at the Halewood plant in
Liverpool, where outstanding build quality has been acknowledged
with a JD Power European Plant Quality Gold Award in 2005.