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2012 Land Rover LRX To Be Front Wheel Drive

Posted in Cross Over Vehicle, General, Land Rover, Paris Auto Show, Peugeot by Kurt Ernst | May 11th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

First came news that the 2011 Ford Explorer would be a unibody front-wheel-drive sport ute, instead of the body on frame RWD version we’d come to expect. Now, Land Rover, maker of storied off road vehicles that have been to hell and back, has announced a new front wheel drive version of their upcoming LRX. Expect it to be unveiled at this October’s Paris Auto Show, with production beginning sometime in 2011. We probably won’t see it on this side of the pond, as the sole motor identified to date is a 2.2 liter turbo diesel developed in conjunction with Peugeot.

Land Rover LRX Concept

Land Rover LRX Concept

Land Rover has adopted the FWD design to lower both the price and the CO2 emissions. The eco-friendly approach has prompted the UK government to give Land Rover 27 million pounds in financial assistance to develop the new model.

Source: Front-Wheel-Drive Land Rover Coming

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3 Responses

  1. Larry says:

    seems like everyone is jumping on the front-wheel-drive bandwagon. Even BMW will probably have a front-wheel-drive car out soon. Crazy!

  2. Senhor Jorge says:

    Hey man, bout time! My new Pilot has front wheel drive and it handles incredibly well for a vehicle of its size. The rear wheels can always kick in when / if you need them on the 4×4.
    Have a great one!

  3. Kurt says:

    I’ll concede that FWD is fine for a daily commuter. Just don’t use it on anything that’s supposed to handle well or tow heavy objects.