Land Rover is working on a small and more affordable SUV (codenamed L860) that’s expected to hit roads sometime in 2021. In the company’s product lineup, the new affordable SUV will be positioned below the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
According to a fresh report, the new Land Rover L860 SUV will be based on the Omega-Arc platform that also underpins the Tata Harrier. Just so you know, the Tata Harrier is designed on the Land Rover D8 platform that has been extensively modified to make it cost effective.
The Omega-Arc (Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture) platform is composed of high-strength steels that improve its crash safety quotient. It’s not only compatible to AWD (all-wheel-drive) system, but can be configured with a battery pack in the floor bed for an electric powertrain.
Talking about Land Rover L860, the small SUV is likely to come with a 1.5L, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine along with a plug-in hybrid variation. Design and styling of the vehicle might be inspired by the Land Rover’s larger Defender model. Check Out – All-New Land Rover Defender Pictures & Details
Compared to the Tata Harrier, the new Land Rover small SUV will have more comfort and safety features to offer. Its mechanical setup will also be better than the Harrier. The new SUV will come with a Land Rover-specific front suspension unit and a more refined front subframe.
Prices of the new affordable Land Rover L860 SUV is expected to be around 50% higher than the Tata Harrier that costs Rs 12.99 lakh onwards in India. It’s likely to be priced from £25,000 to $33,000.