Reviews of the new entry-level model for Land Rover situated underneath the Freelander have popped up lately, which latest renderings show exactly what the new vehicle-based Vehicle and it is targa variant will likely seem like. Within an interview with Autocar magazine, Land Rover controlling director Matthew Taylor mentioned "we must determine what a little Land Rover could be like, how it might be lucrative and also at what volume. At today s money, it might be inside a cost bracket around the 12,500 mark."
LANDROVER_small_SUV2.jpgInitial plans would base the vehicle on Land Rover s existing L315 Freelander platform which was co-developed with Volvo, however the latest suggestion is the fact that Ford s new C1 platform is much more likely. To be able to keep costs lower to realistic levels, parts is going to be distributed to both Ford and Volvo who already make use of the C1 architecture for that Focus and S40 type of cars. The woking platform offers both front and 4-wheel drive designs and a variety of four, five and 6-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.
The work, known internally as The Landie is anticipated to become performed by late 2008 using the debut from the vehicle coinciding using the launch of more compact premium Vehicle choices from Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen and Audi. Land Rover in america has eliminated adding an automobile more compact compared to Freelander mainly because of prices issues. This is a significant blow towards the 4x4 company because the US presently makes up about 25% of their sales.
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