Land Rover U.K. has just added a new model to their Freelander 2 lineup of go anywhere compact SUVs with the Freelander 2 Sport version, a new model that will go on sale in January of 2010 priced at a very reasonable £26,695. The sportier special edition Freelander will be available in two different trim levels to suit a variety of consumer’s tastes and come in two distinct exterior colors: Santorini Black and Lago Grey.
The Freelander 2 Sport is a much more serious looking sport utility with a purpose built appearance and no time for nonsense. The new car is distinguished from ordinary Freelanders thanks to a set of limited edition diamond turned alloy wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter as well as color matching exterior trim that includes a sporty rear spoiler, door handles and mirror covers while the inside of the Freelander 2 Sport benefits from a unique two tone interior treatment. Overall the new Freelander 2 Sport is the perfect option for the new car shopper who is looking for a go anywhere compact SUV that is short on unnecessary accessories and a bit more aggressive appearance then the run of the mill Land Rover.
Press release after the jump.
Introducing the Freelander 2 Sport, which goes on sale in the UK in January 2010.
In showrooms early next year, the Freelander 2 Sport will be available with two derivatives and two colors – Santorini Black and Lago Grey. Both will feature exclusive 19" limited edition diamond-turned alloy-wheels, a unique two-tone interior together with a rear spoiler, color-keyed exterior trim and matching door handles and mirror casings.
There is a standard model available in both Black and Lago Grey with cloth interior and one with a sports styling pack available only in Lago Grey.
A unique two-tone interior is introduced on both derivatives, in contrasting Ebony and Storm. The derivative featuring the sports styling pack will offer a leather interior and the standard version with a cloth/leather interior. The sporty theme continues through the cabin, with an Ebony-colored center-console and lower fascia complemented with two-tone door casings.
The Sport emblem is embossed on the front and outer rear seat head restraints, with Storm colored stitching on all seats and unique Ebony interior carpet mats with contrast piping feature throughout.
The Freelander 2 Sport is available with the powerful and economical 2.2-litre TD4 diesel power unit. The manual diesel comes with Stop/Start technology delivering an 8% improvement on CO2 emissions compared to the previous manual diesel Freelander 2 (from 194g/km to 179g/km) and fuel consumption is reduced (from 37.7 to 42.2mpg – an improvement of 4.5mpg).
John Edwards, managing director, Land Rover UK said: "With its dynamic styling, the Freelander 2 Sport allows you to combine sporting characteristics with all the sustainability and driveability benefits of the intelligent Stop/Start technology."
The Freelander 2 Sport goes on sale in January 2010, priced from £26,695 on-the-road.