Next-generation Land Rover LR2 and LR4 to sit on new aluminum platform

Article by Anita Panait, on August 6, 2013

Land Rover will have its LR2 and LR4 sports utility vehicles be underpinned by a new lightweight aluminum platform when they undergo a redesign in the next few years. Land Rover's product strategy entails a redesign of the five-passenger LR2 SUV in late 2014, which will be underpinned by the same platform that underpins the Range Rover Evoque.

Land Rover, meanwhile, will mildly refresh its LR4 SUV this year, with a redesigned version out in 2016. The redesigned LR4 may also be underpinned by the Range Rover platform.

It might also sport a more rugged look to differentiate it from the new Range Rover Sport. The redesigned Land Rover Defender, meanwhile, could be sold to overseas markets as soon as 2015, and may be introduced to the United States as an entry-level model. The carmaker’s Range Rover underwent a redesigned this year, with no major changes bound to occur in the next few years.

The carmaker will start selling this month its Range Rover Sport SUV, which now boasts of refreshed looks and improved aerodynamics to boost handling as well as fuel economy. It also boasts of an aluminum platform, making it lighter and much better to handle than its predecessor.

Range Rover Sport SUV is 2.5 inches longer than its predecessor at 191 and features a wheelbase that is 7 inches longer at 115 inches. The new Range Rover Sport features an optional third row of seats for children, teenagers or small adults. While the carmaker is mulling a diesel hybrid in 2014, this model may not be brought to the US. Reports have also surfaced that Land Rover is developing a compact crossover that will rival the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

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