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Post by freelander02 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:20 pm

Not a true sighting but I wasn't sure where to put this...

Land Rover LRX unveiled, courtesy of Auto Motor und Sport --- http://www.autoblog.com/2007/12/13/land ... und-sport/

I like the look. Probably too modern for some of you. My understanding is this is sloted under the Freelander.
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Re: LRX

Post by jagspeed » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:43 pm

How do you get lower than a Freelander?

Of course, you start with a Freelander, and then lower it, which is sort of what they did; as in "Freelander-based, lowered coupe".

Sounds more like a replacement for the SE3 than a new model range.

Wait and see how much (if any) of it makes it into production.

Not as cool as the Range Stormer concept, but still interesting too see where the Skulls of Solihull are pointed these days...

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Re: LRX

Post by freelander02 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:05 pm

The SE3 is a Freelander.

The front of that LRX looks nice & menacing.
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Re: LRX

Post by jagspeed » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:18 pm

Yes, I know that the SE3 is a Freelander.
:roll:

My point is that LRX is conceptually similar to the SE3: a "sporty" two/three door based on the same platform as the regular Freelander. It just strikes me as a styling study for a future SE3-type Freelander, more so than an entirely different model line.
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Re: LRX

Post by freelander02 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:13 am

Gotcha. A previous article about the LRX indicated a completely new model slotted below the Freelander.
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Re: LRX

Post by jagspeed » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:41 am

It's not uncommon to leak rumors like that, just to see how the public reacts. Sometimes it works out, sometimes not.

Given the financial troubles at Ford/P.A.G., this could also just be LR saying "I'm not quite dead yet..."

Easier to attract corporate buyers to a company with exciting new products; better than just the same old stuff with a little bit wider chrome....
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Re: LRX

Post by series guy » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:01 am

I think it will be available in the Hot Wheels line before the Land Rover Line. It will be hanging in Walmart on the hook beside the new beetle with 23" wheels. BTW what is this "chrome" you speak of?
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Post by series guy » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:34 pm

That sound you just heard is the squealing of the Freelander tyres as John speeds toward the Land Rover dealer to be first on the order list.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/apple-iphone ... 334124.php
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Re: LRX

Post by jagspeed » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:39 pm

So does this mean if you forget to pay your phone bill, you can't start the engine? And if you can't start the engine, you can't go to the phone store to pay your bill...

On your order form, make sure you check Option Package "Catch-22"

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Re: LRX

Post by freelander02 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:28 pm

SWEET!

sqreeeeeeech.............
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Re: LRX

Post by Danny Lee 97 Disco » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:26 am

Yeah,
It's cute, until you get to the part about it being based on a Ford focus or whatever it was.

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Re: LRX

Post by jagspeed » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:43 pm

Danny Lee 97 Disco wrote:Yeah,
It's cute, until you get to the part about it being based on a Ford focus or whatever it was.
Actually, It's based on the Freelander, of which John (A.K.A. "Freelander John") is quite proud.

In case you're not quite up to speed on the LR models, the Freelander is an entry-level Rover that has been successful in Europe, but never quite caught on in the USA. They're built using car parts on a unibody platform, and they lack some of the "serious" functions like low range and difflock. Hardcore offroaders have a hard time taking them seriously, which is why they joke about the Freelander being "Barbie's SUV" and more specifically why John was given the PINK accessories for his Freelander.

That being said, John has taken his Freelander many places where your window van would fear to tread, and he never has to worry about how to fix his transfer case shifter...

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Re: LRX

Post by Scooter » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:56 pm

I love to jag John about the Freeloader but it really does impress off road. As long as there is clearance underneath, it usually goes. I still think if I was John I'd order every piece of Safety Devices kit available that was bolted to the '98 camel trucks, paint the fucker Sand Glow yellow and mount a small winch on the front, either the smallest truck or largest ATV winch Warn makes and just skid and claw that thing even more places.
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Re: LRX

Post by jagspeed » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:10 pm

Scooter wrote:I love to jag John about the Freeloader but it really does impress off road. As long as there is clearance underneath, it usually goes. I still think if I was John I'd order every piece of Safety Devices kit available that was bolted to the '98 camel trucks, paint the fucker Sand Glow yellow and mount a small winch on the front, either the smallest truck or largest ATV winch Warn makes and just skid and claw that thing even more places.
It already has the mother of all skid pans underneath, and I understand that other mods are in development over at JSP. The nice thing about the skid "pan" vs. lesser "plates" is its ability to float over mud without digging in. Looks almost amphibious. If you ask John nicely, he might tell you where he got it...

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Re: LRX

Post by Danny Lee 97 Disco » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:21 pm

Guys,

I took another look at the article, the electric motor on the rear axle sounds interesting, but once again, they do say "Focus Architecture"

Do I'd be willing to test drive one, if they provided the vehicle.

What is the Freelander basic running gear?

Is it based on a Ford, Jag, or some other vehicle?

I'm sure you coukld take a Mustang or some other wild power plant and make a wild ride out of it.

I'd be the first to admit, i know very little about the various Rovers, their history or capabilities.

Which one is considered the most bodacious when it comes to going thru rough stuff?

I'd like to learn lots more firsthand.

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