Land Rover North America will start pricing for its new LR3 at $44,995. The vehicle will be available in two trim levels: the SE and the high-end HSE model, the company said Wednesday.
The HSE model price will start at $49,995. Both prices include charges. Both models will have a 300 hp 4.4 liter V-8 engine.
The HSE's additional features include a voice-activated navigation system, memory seats, and a 600-watt audio system.
The LR3, which replaces the Discovery this fall, features an independent air-spring suspension and "terrain response" four-wheel-drive controls. A rotary switch on the center console allows the driver to select from driving conditions ranging from general driving, slippery roads and three different off-road situations.
Depending on the setting, the LR3 automatically will set powertrain, suspension and braking settings to reflect the conditions.
The LR3 borrows its V-8 from the Jaguar XJ sedan. But the engine was bored out to 4.4 liters, remapped for more low-end torque and had several components re-engineered to allow for the harsher conditions of off-roading. The engine is teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission.