Top Gear has selected their winners for 2006. A couple of german cars, Ferrari and Jaguar and also Citroen scoped the Top Gear awards. Audi’s TT picked up the "Best Coupe" accolade, while BMW’s Mini Cooper S was awarded "Best Small Car", Jaguar XK "Best GT", Ferrari 599 GTB - "Best Supercar".
Top Gear Awards SUV - Land Rover Freelander 2: "the LR2 is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever, and it still rules the off-road (...) > Full story
Land Rover Freelander was the vehicle to invent the premium compact SUV. While already a classic, the British off-roader goes completely new with a second generation. It may be more of an evolution than a revolution in design, but it was completely reengineered from the ground up. Ready to redefine the segment it has invented, the Land Rover Freelander 2 comes with a dynamic design, purposeful stance, smart and spacious interior, and an abundance of advanced technologies to complete the package.
Land Rover’s latest car, the all-new Freelander 2, will be the first-ever automotive application of Dolby(r) Pro Logic II(r) 7.1 surround sound technology, developed specifically for the unique listening environment of the car. The technology, more familiarly seen in high-end home cinema and entertainment systems, immerses occupants in an all-enveloping sound experience. In another debut, it is the first Land Rover Sound System by car audiophiles Alpine, renowned for faithful music (...) > Full story
The new car looks very similar to the existing model, especially around the nose where Landrover trademarks such as the grille and clamshell bonnet are obvious -also think Discovery / LR3.
The car seems to have grown slightly in every dimension, with a wider track and longer wheelbase, thus improving space for both passengers and luggage.
The new Freelander is expected to be an even more capable vehicle off-road than the current model, with a stiffer chassis and increased ground (...) > Full story
It’s clear from the pictures that the new Freelander looks very similar to the existing model, especially around the nose where Land Rover trademarks such as the grille and clamshell hood are obvious, even under the camouflage.
However, we expect that several styling cues from the LR3 and Range Rover will find their way onto the new Freelander. Look closely, for example, and there appears to be a new air intake ahead of the front passenger door, as on the LR3.
The Freelander itself is (...) > Full story
The Land Rover Freelander comes in two body styles: a two-door version with a detachable roof called the SE3, and a four-door version available in SE trim. Major standard equipment on the SE and SE3 models includes 17-inch alloy wheels; a roof rack; air conditioning; steering wheel-mounted stereo controls; cruise control; power windows, mirrors and locks; and keyless entry. Additionally, the SE comes with leather upholstery, while the youth-oriented SE3 gets a durable vinyl upholstery (leather is optional), a power sunroof and foglamps. A premium package includes perforated leather seating, a Harman Kardon sound system, in-dash six-disc CD changer, 18-inch alloys and side rubstrips.