Land Rover U.K. likes to reward their compact crossover customers with limited edition variations of their entry level go anywhere do anything machine. The new White & Black Special Edition Freelander 2 models are being offered in either Alaska White or Santorini Black. No matter which you choose the interior is covered in fine Ebony cloth. Aside from the slim color selection, the White & Black Land Rover Freelander distinguishes itself from its more ordinary brethrens by privacy glass, a set of bold 17 inch alloys and a bespoke tonneau cover to keep peepers from peering in on what’s in the trunk. Sales will begin in January of 2010 starting at £19,495.
Press release after the jump.
The Freelander 2 ‘White & Black’ Special Editions are new entry-level additions to the Freelander 2 range for the 2010 model year, and will be on sale in January 2010, priced from £19,495 on-the-road.
The Special Editions are available in Alaska White and Santorini Black and both come with the Ebony cloth interior. They represent a lower entry price with a more generous specification and complement the new Freelander 2 Sport, also on sale at the start of next year.
The Freelander 2 ‘White & Black’ models feature the six-speed manual 2.2-litre diesel powertrain, complete with keyless starter button and Land Rover’s intelligent Stop/Start e_technology which delivers combined fuel economy of 42.2mpg. Privacy glass, 17” alloy wheels and load space cover are also standard. John Edwards, Land Rover UK managing director said: “With a price less than £20,000 and the economical yet powerful diesel engine, the Freelander 2 ‘White & Black’ Special Editions represent exceptional value for money in the compact SUV sector.
Couple this with the vehicle’s enhanced styling and specification, the ‘Special Editions’ not only offer the Freelander 2’s trademark ever-ready versatility, but are pleasing to the pocket and to the discerning eye.”
The Freelander 2 is Land Rover’s best-selling model, with over 44,000 sold in the UK since launch in 2006. Sales so far for 2009 represent a 16% share of the sector.