Land Rover announces 2011 Freelander 2
Land Rover has revealed the new 2011 Freelander 2 will boast new engine choices and cost from £21,695.
The entry-level price refers to the lowest specification Freelander 2 with the new 150PS 2.2-litre diesel engine. The four-wheel drive Freelander 2 will be offered in four different specification levels with the smaller derivative of the new engine; S, GS, XS and HSE.
All four variations of the Freelander 2 4x4 will be offered with a manual gearbox, although an automatic transmission is available for £1,515.
The luxury off-roader, Land Rover’s best-selling model, will also be available with a more powerful 190PS version of the 2.2-litre engine.
Available in GS, XE and range-topping HSE trim levels, all three derivatives will be offered with an automatic transmission only and will start from £27,510.
As expected, CO2 emissions have been improved in the new Freelander 2 to 165g/km and 185g/km for the two engine choices.
In a big change of direction for Land Rover, famous for capable and luxurious 4x4 SUVs, a two-wheel drive version will also be released in 2011. The Freelander 2 eD4 will offer CO2 emissions of 158g/km and fuel consumption of 47.2mpg.
Meanwhile, the iconic and instantly recognisable styling of the Freelander has not been compromised in the new model. Small tweaks to the exterior include a new front bumper and grille finish, slightly altered headlamps and new alloy wheels.
Inside, Land Rover has updated the upholstery and offered four new seat styles. A Premium Pack is also available with more equipment and a new style of leather upholstery.
The new-look Land Rover Freelander 2 will be available to buy in the UK from the end of September.