After the Range Rover saw its opportunity for a facelift, the Freelander followed suit with a facelift of its own for the 2011 model year. The first image of the car has been revealed thanks to a leaked brochure.
The 2011 Freelander will feature a new front grille similar to the one from the Range Rover, new fog lamps, and new front air intakes. The rear of the vehicle also sees a few changes including a boot handle trim that now extends the full width of the car.
A few changes will also be made under the hood. The 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine will be upgraded and will get the brand’s popular start-stop system. Other rumors suggest that the 2011 LR2 will adopt the front-drive running gear of the Range Rover Evoque , as demand for 2wd SUVs has increased by 14 percent.
The official debut will be made in August at the Moscow Motor Show. Sales will begin in early 2011.