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Old 25th June 2008, 13:50   #1
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Default Tata on charge: 7 seater Land Rover soon.

I feel that Tata have already started to gas up with their two new powerful brands. The report says that a seven seater Land Rover will be out by 2012. Click on the link to read more.

Link: New Seven-Seat Land Rover to Launch in 2012?
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The article talks about twin-clutch transmissions.

What does this mean?
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Old 25th June 2008, 14:16   #3
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The article talks about twin-clutch transmissions.

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I'm getting the exact article clicking the link. Anyway check it once more

New Seven-Seat Land Rover to Launch in 2012?
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As the Land Rover gets even bigger, wonder how they handle the 'environmentalists' who are after them like a pack of wolves?
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The article talks about twin-clutch transmissions.What does this mean?
Twin-clutch gearbox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Here is the autocar report: Autocar - Exclusive: New Land Rover

And another about the upcoming 5-door LRX:
Autocar - Land Rover LRX five-door on the way

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As the Land Rover gets even bigger, wonder how they handle the 'environmentalists' who are after them like a pack of wolves?
Which is why Tata are gung-ho about the future LR hybrid models.
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If at all this vehicle comes up even in developed markets, they will surely have it with fair success associated for the car.

Its a nice move but I feel that its very far away i.e. in 2012.
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More links:

7-Seat Land Rover LR2/Freelander on the way?

Land Rover developing new 7-seater - Autoblog

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Not launching the defender ?
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I like this rendering of the 7 seater LRX. Could also be the future Disco ?

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thats tata making LR go the Sumo way. What is the market for the Landy? is it really being modified and positioned as a People mover?
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thats tata making LR go the Sumo way. What is the market for the Landy? is it really being modified and positioned as a People mover?
I dint think by making a land rover a 7 seater it will become a sumo. Are you saying that the landcruiser or the lexus lx470/570 or the volvo XC90 is a sumo contender ?


If I misunderstood your statement I am sorry.

I dint mention any of the other high end suvs as their 3rd row is hardly usable by adults.

Edit: The volvo xc90 can actually be excluded from the list as it is hardly an off roader.

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i hope they spend on R & D generously enough!!
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The article clearly states this particular model is going to be a road specific car. So rather than comparing it with Sumo think of it being launched in India, this 7 seater definitely has market in our country so we can expect a global launch.
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They are extending the LR2/freelander (on which LRX is based) with a 3rd row.This will be slotted below LR3.A much needed option esp in the US market since many other SUV/crossovers in this category already comes with a 3rd row option.Dont expect this to be a people mover or any thing but rather an RR sport(based on LR3) type of car with a 3rd row. LR3 may go away after this generation or go up a notch since Range Rover is going even more upmarket with next generation.
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I like this rendering of the 7 seater LRX. Could also be the future Disco ?

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thats a nice rendering, i hope they can make it like that, but i think the LRX as is in the coupe format was perfect..that sloping roofline..wow!!
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