Victoria Beckham to design new British SUV
Friday 02 July 2010
Land Rover has held a private preview of its new Range Rover model almost a year ahead of its release, describing the vehicle as the "smallest, lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever" and announcing Victoria Beckham as a new creative design director for the brand.
The Range Rover Evoque was previewed on July 1 at Range Rover's 40th anniversary celebration, with Land Rover's design director calling the coupe a "bold evolution of Range Rover design."
The cosmopolitan car will be sold in over 160 countries when it is released next year and will be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on September 30.
In a sign of the times, Land Rover has opted to shrink the model in every way, offering two and four wheel drive versions and promising a fuel consumption of under 130g per kilometer.
The pictures show a streamlined model that features a falling roof and rising waistline, creating a distinctive "sweep" for the wraparound glass that runs along the length of the vehicle.
It is based on Range Rover's LRX concept, which was introduced in 2008 as a smaller, sportier alternative to the medium and large Range Rover models on the market, and is likely to compete for SUV-drivers affections with the Jeep Cherokee.
The car's interior will be designed by Victoria Beckham, who said that she was "very excited" about her new appointment.
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