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Christopher Bruce2013-04-09 17:19:59

Land Rover Details Plans for Production DC100 Concept

It will likely be built in India

Now it appears that the concept will be turned into a compact crossover

John Edwards, Land Rover'sLand RoverLand RoverUnited Kingdom, 1978 > present15 models
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global brand director, has confirmed that the company's product planners are considering a compact SUV. The inspiration for the new vehicle's design would most likely come from the DC100DC100Land Rover DC100United Kingdom, 2011 > 20112 versions
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concept from last year. 

“I can see a sub-compact SUV working in all markets… and I don’t see a reason not to do it in the future,” said Edwards said. 

The DC100 concept is a compact SUV that is meant to upgrade the looks of the DefenderDefender Gen.1Land Rover Defender Gen.1United Kingdom, 1983 > present122 versions
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. It is about 30cm (11.8in) shorter than the EvoqueRange Rover EvoqueLand Rover Range Rover EvoqueUnited Kingdom, 2011 > present140 versions
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. The engines would be either JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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Land Rover's new four-cylinder engine family or a next generation family of engines from TataTataTataIndia, 1945 > present5 models
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The Land Rover compact will be priced has a high-end model against the Mini CountrymanCountryman Gen.1 [R60]MINI (BMW) Countryman Gen.1 [R60]Germany, 2010 > present57 versions
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and other compact crossovers. Prices for front-wheel drive models will begin around £18,000 in the UK. The new compact Land Rover will be the first Land Rover ever to only be built outside of the UK, most likely in conjunction with Tata.

“We have a lot of aspirations for India, but that is all they are at present. Our expansion plans are very clear. We have a joint venture in China, which is approved, so we are working hard with CheryCheryCheryChina, 1997 > present7 models
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and then looking at three priorities to expand our global footprint: India, Brazil and Saudi Arabia," said Edwards.

The compact crossover and SUV market is expected to increase by 150% by 2020 to around 2.5 million cars, and Land Rover wants to be part of the growth.

Source: Autocar

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