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    Land Rover LR2

    Eric -
    Know anything about this upcoming vehicle?
    I've been to the site, but it doesn't talk about the engine at all (I assume it's a V6 with 233hp?)

    Keeping an eye out for a possible replacement for the CR-V in a couple of years. The new body style has really sacrificed the original's utility value, and it looks like the LR2 can carry a mountain bike inside because it's back end is "squarer"

    Thanks.
    Chip H.

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    Re: Land Rover LR2


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    Re: Land Rover LR2

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Eric -
    Know anything about this upcoming vehicle?
    I've been to the site, but it doesn't talk about the engine at all (I assume it's a V6 with 233hp?)

    Keeping an eye out for a possible replacement for the CR-V in a couple of years. The new body style has really sacrificed the original's utility value, and it looks like the LR2 can carry a mountain bike inside because it's back end is "squarer"

    Thanks.
    Chip H.
    Hi Chip,

    I haven't yet seen this one in person (much less drievn it). All I've got is the preliminary info that's findingits way through the PR foodchain to my "in" box. But I should have an opportunity to drive this thing by early winter, depending on when the LR folks schedule their "short leads," etc.

    I will report back as soon as I know more!

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    Re: Land Rover LR2

    Thanks, Dave & Eric.

    I've been through the US site (which is full of references to it as the Freelander 2!), and right now there's very little real information available, such as engine size & who makes it, what the fuel economy will be, cargo area capacity, etc.

    I'm in no hurry to replace the CR-V, but in a couple of years I'll be looking for a vehicle that has more utility that the modern crop of crossovers. The forthcoming Dodge Nitro (which seems to be a rebadged Jeep Liberty) might be on the short list, too (depending on how badly they decontent it).

    Chip H.

    Former owner: 2012 Honda Civic LX, 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL, 2000 Honda CR-V EX, 2003 MINI Cooper S, 1992 Honda Accord LX, 1999 Mercedes ML-320, 1995 VW Jetta GLX, 1991 Mercury Capri XR2, 1981 Mercury Zephyr, 1975 Chevrolet Impala

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    Re: Land Rover LR2

    Some engine information at:

    http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/freelander/

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    Re: Land Rover LR2

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Brand
    Some engine information at:

    http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/freelander/
    i don't see mention of a diesel engine there.....I am sure Europe will want those.....and does it have a High-Low ratio....could be an interesting change from my present Discovery2
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    Re: Land Rover LR2

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwozzie1
    i don't see mention of a diesel engine there.....I am sure Europe will want those.....
    Presumably the same diesels as the current model.

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