2016 Land Rover LR2 Release and Price
The next-generation Land Rover LR2 is due to arrive in the second half of 2015. The second iteration of this compact SUV has been available in the US since 2006. Meanwhile, the model has been sold as the Land Rover Freelander 2 in Europe. The upcoming 2016 Land Rover LR2 is awaiting its successor which will be sold as the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The all-new 2016 Land Rover LR2 model under a new name was revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show. It went on sale on the UK market in January 2015, priced at £32,395. As for the US market, the second-generation LR2 is still available. The US buyers will have to wait for the second quarter of 2016 in case they want to purchase the 2016 LR2. The new model is most likely to be sold as the 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport in the US as well.
2016 Land Rover LR2 Specs
The brand new generation of this compact SUV will be offered in three different trim levels. Those include the familiar SE, HSE and HSE LUX trims that carry over from the second-generation models. However, the new model has grown in comparison to its predecessor. It will be 180.7 inches long, 85.6 inches wide and 67.9 inches tall, while its wheelbase measures 107.9 inches with the ground clearance of 8.3 inches. As for the exterior styling, it features a more modern design with as many as nine different body paints available.
The upcoming model will come with a 5+2 seating configuration. While the first two row of seats offer more than enough room for adult passengers, the optional third row is suitable mainly for small children. When pushed further back, the second row offers extra space for rear passengers, which makes this model one of the most comfortable in the segment. When it comes to cabin design, it features plenty of premium materials and a large number of advanced systems. Apart from the basic equipment packages, there will be a Black Pack package offered as well. This package adds 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels, Santorini Black roof as well as a number of gloss black details.
The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport ( 2016 Land Rover LR2 ) will be offered with two gasoline powerplants. The US market version will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine that makes 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. This unit will be coupled with a nine-speed transmission and AWD configuration. As for the European version, it will get a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine that gives 190 hp. According to some announcements, the engine range will be expanded by the new ED4 turbo-diesel unit in the near future.