New Compact Range Rover to be Unveiled Later Today

As part of its celebration of 40 years of Range Rover production, Land Rover will finally unveil the newest member of its lineup this afternoon. We're all but certain that it will be a production model of the LRX concept, though perhaps by another name.

We first laid our eyes on the LRX at the Detroit Auto Show back in 2008. More than a year after its debut, the two-door crossover was given the go-ahead for production in 2011. Since then, the little Range Rover has remained in the news, with reports of the British automaker developing a hybrid powertrain for the vehicle. More recently, Land Rover confirmed it would be available with optional front-wheel-drive in addition to the four-wheel-drive synonymous with the brand.

Earlier this year, Land Rover announced we would have to wait until the Paris Motor Show before it would display the newest member of its lineup. In a change of heart, the British automaker will officially unveil the new, smaller SUV at 3:30 p.m. EST today at a birthday bash for the Range Rover at Kensington Palace in London, England. Not only will we get our first glimpse of the production-ready vehicle, but it will also likely get a new name to replace LRX.

Following the unveiling later, we'll have further details. Check back later at Automobilemag.com for more information.

Source: Land Rover

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