LAND ROVER CANADA

LAND ROVER CANADA

November 30, 2006 15:05 ET

Land Rover Canada Announces New Land Rover LR2 Pricing

THE ALL-NEW LAND ROVER LR2 SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR PREMIUM COMPACT SUV CATEGORY

BRAMALEA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) - In conjunction with the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show where Land Rover unveiled its new premium compact SUV, Land Rover Canada today announces the Land Rover LR2 will have a base MSRP of $44,900.

The fourth new model launched from Land Rover in just four years, LR2 joins the impressive line-up of Range Rover (2002), Land Rover LR3 (2004) and Range Rover Sport (2005) that together have seen record-breaking sales performance around the world.

New from the ground up, LR2 delivers outstanding on-road performance as well as the class-leading off-road ability of a Land Rover.

"LR2 is an exciting vehicle for the Canadian market. It's the perfect combination of a premium sedan and a robust SUV," says Gary Moyer president of Land Rover Canada. "With its tough go-anywhere ability, stadium seating, cabin versatility and spaciousness, we believe that no other compact SUV gets closer to blending these best-of-both-worlds abilities. We think it's the vehicle Canadians have been waiting for."

Technical highlights of the LR2 include a brand-new 3.2-liter inline-six engine. The 230bhp(i) i6 engine provides 0-100 km/h in 8.9 seconds(i). The engine is matched to a new six-speed automatic transmission, with Land Rover's CommandShift™ offering manual sequential gear changes and a driver-selectable sport mode, for livelier performance.

The exterior and interior design of LR2 is completely fresh, integrating the company's unique design language with a form that is instantly recognizable as the latest Land Rover.

The body is a five-door monocoque structure, with a high level of torsional rigidity which benefits refinement, comfort and handling on-road as well as ensuring the vehicle is fit for serious off-road use.

Land Rover's unique Terrain Response™ is standard, making off-road use easier. Other interesting technologies include a new intelligent permanent all-wheel-drive system for superior traction and better on-road fuel economy, and the patented Gradient Release Control, which improves driver confidence and control when releasing the brakes on steep and slippery slopes.

(i)Figures are subject to change and will be confirmed at a later date.

Land Rover Canada is part of Aston Martin Jaguar Land Rover with headquarters in Bramalea, Ontario. Land Rover established operations in Canada in 1991 and now imports and distributes Range Rover, Range Rover Sport ,LR3 and LR2 vehicles manufactured by Land Rover in Solihull, England. Land Rover's worldwide operations are wholly owned by Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan. For information about the Land Rover retailer nearest you, call 800-FIND-4WD or log on to www.LandRover.com/ca.

Vehicle specifications and features are subject to change. For the latest Land Rover pricing and product information, contact Land Rover Canada Corporate Communications at 613.230.2639. Land Rover-related press releases and electronic photos of the company's products are available on-line in the Land Rover section of Ford Motor Company's news media website (media.landrover.com).

Contact Information

  • Land Rover Canada
    Barbara Barrett
    Communications Manager
    (613) 230-2369 Or (416) 565-0226