Ford-owned Land Rover on Thursday said it would show a new high-performance SUV model called the Range Stormer at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 5, 2004.

Land Rover managing director Matthew Taylor said: "Range Stormer is a modern, striking, high-technology vehicle, very much conceived to be an on-road, high performance machine, as well as class-leading off-road.

Design director Geoff Upex added: "It is possible to apply Land Rover design language to a vehicle of totally different proportions and still make it very obviously a Land Rover. This is what we've done here, and the result is a Land Rover like nothing that has been seen before."