Since it was first shown in 2008, we have admired the Land Rover Concept LRX at motor shows in Australia and overseas. Now the British marque has announced the concept will be built – but not as a Land Rover, instead it will be a Range Rover and know as the Evoque.
An even bigger surprise is that fascinating shape of the concept-car shape has become a reality. The general opinion of those admiring the shape of the Land Rover LRX was that it would be seriously toned down before hitting the road. In particular, the low-roof, ‘chop-top’ shape seemed certain to disappear.
It simply didn’t happen. Evoque’s low slung look is going to be a reality. The clever shape creates a clever optical illusion. For example, what appears to be a roof that slopes severely at the rear, in actual fact isn’t that much different to that of the typical European station wagon. The rising belt line not only gives that deceptive low-slung appearance, but also makes the LRX look almost like a chop-top. Then there’s the narrow lights at the front and a bonnet that looks definitely Range Rover in its style.
Range Rover Evoque isn’t going on sale until mid 2011. In the meantime, you can ogle at it on Youtube. (OK, so how much does it look like the Audi A7?? Ha!)
MSP Spy, OVER and OUT!