2013 Land Rover LR2 Gets Price Hike, HP Boost

Land Rover unveiled its updated LR2 today sporting a small turbocharged four-cylinder engine and new style mostly sourced from the Range Rover Evoque.

Dropped from the lineup is the inline six-cylinder engine, and stepping in to power the LR2 is a turbo 2.0-liter four cylinder that produces 240 hp, which is 10 than the six ever did. An available 250 ft-lb of torque also bests the previous engine, all while delivering better fuel economy. The same engine powers the Range Rover Evoque, where it achieves a 19 mpg city and 28 highway EPA rating, likely to be close to the same in the LR2. A six-speed automatic transmission will be mated to the engine, and will be connected through a full-time four-wheel drive system.

On the inside, the LR2 gets a new seven-inch touch screen, new instrument cluster with five-inch screen and three new color options. To improve the voice recognition software, a new “say what you see” feature will display all of the available commands to the driver on the infotainment screen. Two stereo setups are available, both from Meridian audio systems, with one offering 380 watts of power delivered via an 11-speaker system, and the larger system using 825 watts and surround sound 17-speaker setup.

For looks, the nose got a slight update with bright finish grille and fog lamp bezels as well as new paint detailing to the front grille border, insert bars and fender vent to complete the look of the nose. New front and rear LED headlights are present, accentuated by a new design graphic in the front runing lights. The three new available colors are: Aintree Green, Havana and Mauritius Blue.

Three trims are offered on the LR2, all three of which got a price bump of about $700 over the previous model. The starting trim, just called LR2, starts at $37,250, while the middle of the road HSE can be had for $39, 750. All dressed up in HSE LUX trim, the LR2 sells for $42,350.

GALLERY: 2013 Land Rover LR2


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