The LR4 is a luxury SUV made by British manufacturer Land Rover. It is designed especially for the North American market and it shares pretty much the same characteristics as Discovery, which is the nameplate used for other markets. This model originally came in 1989 and so far, we have seen four variants of it. Current model came in 2009. Although it features plenty of novelties, compared to third version, it still borrows many mechanic parts from its predecessor. It still features the same body-on-frame structure, for example. If you take this in case, it is easy to conclude that this model is nowadays pretty much outdated.
2016 Land Rover LR4 redesign
As we already mentioned, this model is considered as outdates. So, it isn’t wonder that company’s engineers work hardly on its replacement. According to the latest reports, new model is in advanced staged of development and it is expected to come soon. The 2016 Land Rover LR4 will come completely redesigned. It will feature plenty of changes. Probably the most important one is new platform. It will ride on the new aluminum-made platform, same that is used for new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. This ultra-light body structure will provide massive weight savings, which will make new model much more efficient and easier to handle.
It is also expected that 2016 Land Rover LR4 will come slightly bigger, when it is about dimensions. It is pretty much for sure that it will feature three rows of seats. For now, we don’t know will this be a standard or optional feature. When it about cabin, 2016 LR4 will also come with significant changes, but at this point we can’t say anything more about styling and features. New model will come with one additional improvement. Beside, its excellent off-road capabilities, it will also have much better characteristic when it is about road drive. For example, 2016 Land Rover LR4 will come with plenty of new drive assist features, never seen before in these types of vehicles.
2016 Land Rover LR4 engine
The exact details about powertrains are still unknown. However, it is expected that base model will be equipped with Jaguar’s inline-six Ingenium engine. There will be also a 4-cylinder engine in offer as option, again made by Jaguar. Hybrid version is also expected. The 2016 Land Rover LR4 will be equipped with new 8-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Land Rover LR4 release date and competition
We expect to see 2016 Land Rover LR4 next winter. More precise date is still unknown. Main competitors will be German models from BMW, Mercedes and Audi.