Land Rover compact crossover preview sketch
While basketball fans may be looking forward to Thursday as the start of free agency, luxury crossover buyers will also have something to look forward to: The unveiling of the Land Rover Ranger Rover LRX crossover.
It may not keep the LRX name, and it probably won't keep the 2.0-liter biodiesel four-cylinder of the concept, but it will be shown off at The Orangery at Kensington Palace in England. The famed Goodwood Festival of Speed will also be starting tomorrow, so there's a chance the LRX will make an appearance.
Consumers should still expect some sort of diesel engine to be under the hood in European models, and a small, turbocharged gasoline engine for our shores. Don't be shocked to see stop/start technology and light-weight construction materials on the LRX--the idea is to be as fuel-efficient as possible.
It's Range Rover's 40th anniversary, so the timing makes sense. And while many observers expected to see the LRX unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, it's still likely Paris will be the first auto show at which the LRX gets shown.
Check tomorrow for more details after the unveiling.