Land Rover’s mid-range mainstay undergoes a major, nose-to-tail update for 2013 and the British maker is offering a first look.
Complementing the more exclusive Range Rover Evoque, the LR2 moves a bit up-market with a more refined interior and added comfort and convenience features, according to Land Rover.
Starting at $37,250, with the high-line 2013 LR2 HSE LUX going for $42,350, the traditional, body-on-frame SUV introduces a new powertrain to the British marque’s line-up.
Like its competitors, Land Rover is under pressure to adapt to rising fuel prices and is adding a new 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 to replace the old 3.2-liter inline-six. Despite the downsizing, the new engine comes through with increased power and torque – as well as improved fuel-efficiency.