Rumors about the emergence of a compact and affordable Land Rover SUV are not new. This time they were warmed up by What Car, claiming that Jaguar Land Rover will release the long-awaited novelty in 2022. Simultaneously, the cost of the younger brother of Defender 2020 will be about 25 thousand pounds or about $ 32,000.
The compact SUV will join the Land Rover Defender line and will be the cheapest in the family. While the nameless novelty promises an appearance in the older model's style - as evidenced by amateur renderings. But the interior of the new model Land Rover will be radically different. The manufacturer will save on finishing materials and the number of available options to reduce the price tag.
At the start of sales, the novelty will receive a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine and front-wheel drive. Later, Jaguar Land Rover will offer the SUV with a hybrid power plant and all-wheel drive transmission.
The manufacturer flatly refuses to name the future novelty and assures it to be a fundamentally new car. We already know that this is not the only new model that JLR is currently working on. We are also waiting for the new Range Rover next year and the next generation of the luxurious Jaguar XJ, which will receive an electric modification.