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Land Rover LR2

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  • Thanks for posting all these updates, british_rover. Appreciate that. I assume you're a dealer?

    I thought the LR2 has been around in Europe, and we're getting the Yank version of a proven vehicle. But then you mentioned pre-production models in your 9/26 post. How queasy should I be with a first-year model? And from LR, which doesn't really dominate the usual quality ratings here?

    Pricing in the mid $30K range sounds OK. $40K seems like LR3 territory and at that point I'd be tempted to go back to Jeep when my current lease is done this summer. Low $30K = a winner here.
  • Well the LR2 will go on sale in November for all of europe. The North American market will not get one till April of 2007. That gives them a good six months to get any kinks worked out in europe before it comes here.

    We ordered five LR2s this past Tuesday and we will get those cars the first part of April.

    Yesterday there was a grassroots meeting for Land Rover dealers and my GM got a chance to sit in and walk around the LR2.

    In his words the quality of the materials and fit/finish of the vehicle nearly matches that of the Range Rover.
  • murphydogmurphydog Posts: 501
    OK, that sucked, there was NO LR2 on display. I was very much looking forward to seeing it in real life tonight. I even thought the LR page mentioned that the LR2 would be at the seattle show. I guess however since the LR2 won't even be state side for 6 more months they decided not to include a sample vehicle.

    LAME! :mad: :confuse: :sick:
  • We are not getting one for our auto show in Hartford either. They don't have enough in country right now for all of the auto shows so it is only going to major markets.

    Right now there are only five in the whole country.
  • Looks like April till when get them in San Diego. The dealer is taking $1K deposits now to get on the list, but I'm in my current Jeep lease till summer '07 and opted to wait.

    Apologies if it's already posted somewhere, but here are the color codes and options the dealer gave me when I stopped by today - I'm sure all this info is preliminary:

    EXT COLOR EXT CODE
    ZERMATT SILVER 798
    TAMBORA FLAME 810
    RIMINI RED 889
    STORNOWAY GREY 907
    BALTIC BLUE 912
    NAZCA SAND 919
    NARVIK BLACK 921
    EBONY BLACK
    WHISTLER WHITE 922

    OPTIONS
    CCP - Cold Climate Package
    -Heated Front Seats -Heated Washer Jets
    -Heated Windshield
    LTP - Lighting Package
    -Bi-Xenon Headlights -Memory Driver Seat & Mirrors
    -Adaptive Front-Lighting System -Approach & Puddle Lights
    TEC - Technology Package
    -Navigation System (DVD based) -Dolby™ ProLogic II 7.1 Surround Sound System
    -Sirius® Satellite Radio -Rear Seat Audio Controls
    -Personal Telephone Integration System with Bluetooth Connectivity (no cradle)
    MET - Pixel Metallic Interior (Ebony Black Interior Only )

    Did I miss that cool orange met that's in the brochure?
  • Thanks for compiling all of that. I had meant to do it days ago but it has been to busy at the end of the month.

    Tambora Flame is the orange color that you missed.

    We ordered one of those with every option including the Pixel Metallic interior.
  • murphydogmurphydog Posts: 501
    Any word when pricing will be attached to the above specs?
  • No pricing will be released till the LA auto show the first week of December.
  • murphydogmurphydog Posts: 501
    Gotcha - Let us know as soon as you can.

    BTW BR, Thank you for your posts, I see you in other forums as well and enjoy your stories.
  • No problem you are welcome.
  • The current issue of Car and Driver showed a picture of a possible Volvo XC60. The thinking is that it would share platforms with the LR2. I suppose it would not get all the off road features that a LR would have. Any word on this?
  • Yeah it is supposed to share platforms but it won't get the terrain response, off-road nav or any other off-road bits.

    Interior and exterior will be completly different and a 5 cylinder turbo will probably be offered as a base motor.
  • Rover, did you drive one yet? I'm not shocked at a few rattles in a pre-production version.

    I've found I've needed to make a lot of steering corrections in my last two Jeeps (GC and Liberty) during freeway driving. It is tiring. I wonder if the LR2 will be better, worse or more of the same.

    It would be good to have more info on fuel economy. I suppose a first drive isn't enough for decent article.
  • Haven't driven one yet. We were supposed to get one from the auto show but they changed their mind.... :confuse:

    The steering correction thing seems odd and is probably just a pre-production thing. Modern Rovers don't have the permenant large neutral zone that previous rovers did. At low speeds off-road the steering rack uses variable ratios and various valves to try and mimic that neutral zone to cut down on bump steer.

    It doesn't work as well as just having a large neutral zone but it does improve on road driving greatly.
  • I have in my hand the pricing for the 2008 MY Land Rover LR2.

    It is not as agressive as I would have liked for a starting MSRP but the options are less expensive then I thought.

    Base MSRP $34,700

    Tech Package $3,500

    Lighting Package $1,050

    Cold Climate Package $700

    Narvik Black Paint $400

    So a fully loaded black car tops out at $40,350 MSRP

    I thought a Base LR2 would start a hair over $30,000 and then all the options would bring it up to right around $40,000.

    I really wasn't expecting the base car to be so well equipped so I guess that explains the slightly higher starting price. I also thought the options would be more expensive but they seem like good values.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,644
    I'd compare it to the RDX.. that came in about $2K-$4K higher than expected, as well...

    I think they'll need lease incentives, if they plan on moving a lot of them..

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  • Hmmm...if the descriptions were accurate I would want the lighting package and the cold climate package.

    Any word if one package "requires" another?
  • No.

    We have ordered a mix of cars so far. Some with just the cold Climate package, some with cold climate and lighting and some with all three packages.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,577
    the 3 different packages?

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • BR,

    I don't know of anybody else who works for/with Land Rover, so thanks to you for the dark chocolate stamped "LR2". It was very thoughtful ;)
  • Heheh glad you got that. I saw that there were sending out a marketing packet with the dark chocolate in it.

    Glad to see it is working.

    Funny thing is that part of my extended family actually owns a very large chocolate company.
  • Even though the LR2 is supposed to be on the lots in the UK, they still have the same stock photos on the Land Rover UK website and absolutely no specifications.

    Does anybody have any dimension information on the LR2? I.E. Length, width, height, front/rear track, wheelbase, front seat headroom/legroom/shoulderroom, cargo space with seat up and seat down, yada, yada, yada?

    Thanks.
  • I have it somewhere I will track it down for you.

    All of my stuff is preliminary and may not be 100% correct.
  • Whatever you can find is good. Better than what I know now.

    I got the dark chocolate LR2 gift in the mail yesterday. Gave it to my wife; blatant bribery and conversation starter.

    I'm hoping that the LR2 is very close in size to her '05 Escape Limited 4WD. She loves the size and shape and manuverability of the Escape (as do I), but admits it has a somewhat drab interior (especially for a near-$30K "Limited" model).

    I would love to buy her an Rimini Red (same as her Escape color) LR2 next fall. A significant upgrade in technology, luxury, and safety.
  • And as soon as I start complaining about the lack of information, they update the UK Land Rover website with more LR2 information. Still no dimensions, but a ton more information than we had before. Ooooh, Aaaah, ...
  • I have to find another copy of my preliminary brocure I think I gave my copy to someone who walked off with it.... :mad:
  • 22,218 pounds sterling
    (according the landover.com UK website)

    43,687 US dollars
    (based on an on-line currency converter)

    I think the HSE model comes out at about $56,000.

    Is this for real?
    Can I not even think about buying the smallest Land Rover?
  • You can't do a direct conversioni from pounds to USD it just doesn't work that way.

    A loaded LR2 is only going to be aroune 40,000 even. Oh and the US is only getting LR2 SEs at least for now. I have a feeling that later on in the year or maybe for the 2009 MY a HSE trim LR2 will come out with some new stuff and maybe a new engine.

    I had assumed a twin turbo version of the I6 would happen but now rumors point at the Yamaha V8 from Volvo.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,673
    ago, the Volvo XC90 had (and still has) a V8 option, 300HP, that was going to be offered on a limited basis due to a short engine supply from Yamaha...

    If it will be available in the LR2, does that imply that Yamaha has ramped up production of the V8 engine???
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