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2011 Land Rover LR2/Freelander 2

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Land Rover is taking a bold step with this new LR2/Freelander 2. The new machine breaks away from the norm, as Land Rover will offer a front-wheel drive setup. That’s kind of like Porsche offering an SUV; it’s just plain wrong. The front-wheel drive setup will be the only option on this diesel model. Of course, we probably won’t even see it considering diesel models never make it to our shores.

We should see these new vehicles in the UK by the end of September packing a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel with 150 horsepower. If you’re upset at the fact that the new Freelander will get front-wheel drive, take this fact in for a moment. With the diesel motor and a manual transmission, the Land Rover will be able to get 38 miles per gallon.

If you live in the United States and you want some of this front-wheel drive Land Rover action, then you’re going to have to wait for the Evoque.

The Land Rover will be offered with all-wheel drive as well, but at the penalty of around 5 mpg. There will also be a 190 horsepower petrol motor, but it will only be offered with an automatic.

On the outside, the LR2/Freelander 2 gets an overhaul in the looks department. There is a new bumper cap with redone fog lamps, a revised grille, and updated headlights and taillights. If you are having trouble noticing the changes, it’s not a big deal, we did too.

Inside, the Land Rover gets reworked gauges, seats, carpets, and storage. We were hoping for a bigger update than this, but it’s not bad.

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2014 Land Rover Freelander Metropolis

2014 Land Rover Freelander Metropolis

Land Rover branded the relinquishing model Freelander with their zenith trim: Metropolis. The new top-of-the-line trim upgrades the Freelander with many distinctive features, including a longer equipment list and some visual updates. This is the final makeover from the British manufacturer before the model goes out of production to make space for all-new Discovery Sport.

The Metropolis version is built around the previous flagship model Freelander HSE LUX, but features all bells and whistles that anyone can expect from a luxury sport utility vehicle.

Land Rover will reveal the Freelander Metropolis on the 9th of June at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and will carry a premium price tag.

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2015 Land Rover Freelander 3

2015 Land Rover Freelander 3

The next-generation Land Rover Freelander has been caught testing for the first time. At a first look, it seems to be an XL version of the Range Rover Evoque, but actually it is a mule for the all new Land Rover Freelander.

Why are we so sure that this is not just another Evoque? Because this mule is a little bit different: the area around the fuel cap is a little bit different, front and the wheel arches are slightly changed.

Up to this point we have no idea what engines will be used in the next Freelander, but we are pretty certain that the new 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will still be offered.

The new Freelander 3 will be unveiled sometime in 2015 and hopefully we will soon see prototypes wearing the correct body. It has been rumored that the new Freelander 3 will come in three different body styles this time.

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2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 Black and White Edition

2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 Black and White Edition

Just in time for the holidays, Land Rover has released a special edition version of the Freelander 2, called the Black and White Edition. Makes for a nice holiday present, right?

Although there aren’t any performance enhancements, the Freelander 2 Black and White Edition differentiates itself to standard models of its kind through a list of aesthetic and aerodynamic enhancements, beginning with two color options that are based on the name it’s been given: Santorini Black or Fuji White.

Other enhancements include a gloss-black front grille, door handles and side vents. The SUV also has privacy glass, heated side-view mirrors, exclusive LED running lights and rides on a set of 17-inch split-spoke alloy wheels. Inside, the Freelander 2 Black and White Edition comes with Ebony black cloth upholstery, power windows, 60-40 folding rear seats, eight-speaker audio system, seven airbags and Bluetooth connectivity.

Whether you opt for the front-wheel-drive or the four-wheel drive variant, both versions come with a 2.2-liter diesel engine, although the former has a 2.2-liter eD4 whereas the latter has a 2.2-liter TD4 diesel. Both versions produce 148 horsepower. The both engines come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but you can opt for a six-speed automatic on the TD4 engine. The front-wheel-drive model squeezes out a respectable 47.1 miles per gallon and emits 158g/km of CO2. The four-wheel-drive model returns 45.6 miles per gallon and 165g/km of CO2.

All in all, Land Rover is building 600 units of the Freelander 2 Black and White Edition and have priced he eD4 model at £22,495 ($29,415) while the TD4 model retails for £23,495 ($30,700). We do not expect to see this model in the U.S., unfortunately.

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Land Rover's Future Lineup Revealed

Land Rover’s Future Lineup Revealed

It looks like Land Rover has big plans for the next eight years. Apparently, the company plans to unveil no less than 16 new models and we have the entire list of those models to share. This list comes courtesy of Autocar, who has featured the upcoming models divided into three categories: luxury (Range Rover), leisure (Discovery/Freelander), and utility (Defender).

The first category includes most of the new models like the new Range Rover model and its Sport variant, the Evoque XL and an Evoque Cabrio version, and a new baby Evoque. For the second category, Land Rover plans to offer a new Discovery plus a Luxury version, a Freelander “Super” Seven-Seater and a “Super” Five-Seater, plus a new baby Freelander featuring the same size as the Evoque.

<pFinally, for the utility line-up, Land Rover is planning to unveil a production version for the DC100 concept, a new Defender offered in both standard and long-wheelbase version, plus a pick-up Defender set to arrive sometime in late 2015 or early 2016.

These vehicles all sound rather promising, but we’ll just have to wait and see if they all really debut as planned.

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2013 Land Rover Freelander 2

2013 Land Rover Freelander 2

The second generationLand Rover Freelander has been unveiled in 2006 and now, for the 2013 model year the SUV has been updated in order to deliver better comfort, convenience and driving enjoyment. The company has updated both the car’s exterior look and the interior equipment levels, but also added new lightweight and efficient petrol engine.

For the exterior Land Rover has added new front and rear lights with the latest LED technology, a new signature graphic in the front running lights, but also a series of new exterior colors and a new set of wheels.

With the 2013 model year, the Freelander is adding a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine - replacing the old six-cylinder Si6 petrol - that delivers a total of 240 HP and a peak torque of 250 lbs-ft. For the diesel fans, Land Rover is also offering a choice of 2.2-litre TD4 with 150 HP and a SD4 with 190 HP.

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2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition

2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition

Customers in the UK now have another chance to drive a new special edition Land Rover Freelander with the Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition. This special edition comes with a refreshed interior and exterior design with a Firenze Red that seems to be especially created for the women out there. Don’t worry guys, this special edition also comes in Fuji White and Santorini Black.

Next to these special exterior colors, the new Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition features a black grille and side vents, a new body styling pack which offers cleaner profiling to the front corners, a new rear spoiler, and 19" Shadow Chrome alloy wheels.

For the interior, Land Rover is offering Ebony Windsor leather with contrast Pimento stitch, or Ebony Napoli leather with matching contrast Windsor leather highlight stripe on the seats.

With a total output of 190 hp, the new SD4 Sport limited edition sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds with an increased top speed of 118mph.

Press release after the jump.

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2011 Land Rover LR2/Freelander 2

2011 Land Rover LR2/Freelander 2

Land Rover is taking a bold step with this new LR2/Freelander 2. The new machine breaks away from the norm, as Land Rover will offer a front-wheel drive setup. That’s kind of like Porsche offering an SUV; it’s just plain wrong. The front-wheel drive setup will be the only option on this diesel model. Of course, we probably won’t even see it considering diesel models never make it to our shores.

We should see these new vehicles in the UK by the end of September packing a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel with 150 horsepower. If you’re upset at the fact that the new Freelander will get front-wheel drive, take this fact in for a moment. With the diesel motor and a manual transmission, the Land Rover will be able to get 38 miles per gallon.

If you live in the United States and you want some of this front-wheel drive Land Rover action, then you’re going to have to wait for the Evoque.

The Land Rover will be offered with all-wheel drive as well, but at the penalty of around 5 mpg. There will also be a 190 horsepower petrol motor, but it will only be offered with an automatic.

On the outside, the LR2/Freelander 2 gets an overhaul in the looks department. There is a new bumper cap with redone fog lamps, a revised grille, and updated headlights and taillights. If you are having trouble noticing the changes, it’s not a big deal, we did too.

Inside, the Land Rover gets reworked gauges, seats, carpets, and storage. We were hoping for a bigger update than this, but it’s not bad.

Hit the jump for the press release.

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2011 Land Rover Freelander brochure images leaked

2011 Land Rover Freelander brochure images leaked

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.

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2010 Landrover Freelander RS200 by Project Kahn

2010 Landrover Freelander RS200 by Project Kahn

After the Range Rover RS600 was unveiled at the beginning of this year, Project Kahn has turned their attention once again to the Land Rover line-up. This time focusing on the Freelander model. The price for the complete Freelander RS200 is £29,995 which includes about £10,000 worth of Kahn upgrades according to the design house.

The package includes a matte black signature bonnet stripe, silver door handles, door mirror caps, front bumper vents, body colored style vents, side sill, front grille surround and smoked side repeaters. The exterior is rounded off with Kahn 20" RS wheels and tires

The interior will get decked out in black and white as well with a serious black leather interior with contrasting white stitching. Adding a little flair to the interior are the RS200 logo’s. The steering wheel has also received the white contrast stitching, but Kahn has also added red to the mix in the red and white speedometer and rev counters.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 Sport

2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 Sport

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.

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2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 White & Black

2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 White & Black

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.

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Range Rover and Freelander 2 by Startech

Range Rover and Freelander 2 by Startech

Expanding from their traditional lineup of modified Mopar cars, the German tuners at Startech recently showed off a fast feline at the Frankfurt Motor Show and are continuing their upscale trend of tuner cars with an exclusive take on the Land Rover Range Rover and Freelander 2 luxury SUVs. By upgrading the interior of their modified Rovers with everything from Alcantara to color matched leather and elegant wood paneling, Startech is offering a level of exclusivity that the factory could only dream of offering. In fact they also offer a customer dictated customization program that leaves the choices up to the final consumer.

The exterior of the upscale off road Range Rover is left mostly untouched, the only upgrade to the body are a pair of LED driving lights molded into the front bumper that class up the SUV’s appearance without disturbing the conservative look. They did however find a set of their 22 inch Monostar IV light weight alloy wheels to fit at all four corners, these go a long way to adding a sense of sport to the luxury utility vehicle; something that is only accentuated by the trapezoidal stainless steel dual exhaust.

The more compact Freelander 2 wears a set of slightly smaller 20 inch Monostar IV rims and just like the larger Range Rover, the Land Rover got the LED driving light treatment, integrating it as part of the car’s factory front bumper. Out back Startech shows off their innovative sides by coming up with a lower hatch attachment that beefs up the Freelander 2’s behind and continues the factory lines across the tailgate and just below them are a familiar set of the trapezoidal tailpipes. So whether you are looking for an upscale SUV with a little sense of style no matter if it is big or small, Startech has something to brighten up your day.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 LandRover Freelander 2 TD4 e

2008 LandRover Freelander 2 TD4 e

Land Rover presented at the Paris Auto Show the new Freelander 2 TD4_e, Land Rover’s most fuel-efficient vehicle to date. The fuel savings comes from the combination of using a diesel engine with a stop/start system (stopping the engine while the car is idling) that is becoming popular in frugal European cars.

The CO2 emissions of the Freelander 2 TD4_e are reduced by 8 percent, compared with the outgoing manual diesel Freelander 2. The 8 percent improvement equates to a CO2 emissions reduction of 15 g/km compared with the standard Freelander 2 TD4 manual (from 194 g/km to 179 g/km). In terms of fuel efficiency, consumption is improved from 37.7 mpg to 41.3 mpg. In heavy urban traffic, Land Rover engineers have measured fuel savings as high as 20 percent.

All this environmental friendliness now comes in a car that is 95 percent recyclable. The Freelander 2 TD4_e has not had an announcement for North America sales. Although we are enjoy green technologies and are starting to seek better fuel economy, it’s unclear if we are ready to buy diesel Land Rovers on a large scale.

Press release after the jump.

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Land Rover's LRX concept at Pebble Beach

Land Rover’s LRX concept at Pebble Beach

The Land Rover LRX concept was first shown to the world back in January. It has since been making the car show tours, and now with its premier at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, Gerry McGovern, design director for Land Rover describes how the car fits into the company’s heritage.

The LRX is expected to be the replacement for the Freelander. The concept was shown as a hybrid diesel package to keep up with modern fuel economy demands. While this car is supposed to be a revolution in Land Rover design, remember this is the company that never had to go retro with the design of Range Rover, because it’s had only three generations in 38 years.

In fact, the LRX concept looks like it shares some of the same cues from the 2004 Range Stormer concept, which was the forerunner for the Range Rover Sport.

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2008 Land Rover ERAD Hybrid

2008 Land Rover ERAD Hybrid

Land Rover is currently testing a series of ground-breaking Diesel ERAD Hybrid vehicles based on the Freelander 2, aimed at dramatically cutting CO2 and other emissions while still delivering characteristic Land Rover all-terrain performance.

Land Rover’s Diesel ERAD Hybrid was developed as part of a multi-million-pound project supported by the UK Government’s Energy Saving Trust, under the low carbon research and development programme. The objective is to develop a ‘parallel’ hybrid drive system compatible with all-terrain four-wheel-drive capability.

As parallel hybrids, the vehicles can be driven solely by electric power or by the diesel engine, or by a combination of both. The system is designed to reduce CO2 by more than 20 per cent under the NEDC test cycle and to cut it by a substantial 30 per cent in ‘real-life’ urban conditions where hybrid technologies really come into their own.

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2008 Land Rover Freelander 2 Commercial

2008 Land Rover Freelander 2 Commercial

Due to significant customer demand, Land Rover will introduce a commercial derivative to the Freelander 2 product line-up. It will be showcased for the first time at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham from April 15-17.

The Freelander 2 Commercial will be available in ’S’ and ’XS’ versions. The specification will be as a standard Freelander 2 at the respective trim levels, without rear seats and side airbags but with the addition of a full-height solid bulkhead with mesh panel, floor support frame, floor panel with lashing points, fixed rear side glass, rubber loadspace mat, tail door and side window guards and rear cargo lighting.

The ’XS’ derivative benefits from Land Rover’s acclaimed Terrain Response system, 17" alloys, powerfold mirrors, a full size spare wheel, front park distance control, part leather trim, automatic climate control and branded ICE.

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Seven-seat Freelander on the way

Seven-seat Freelander on the way

According to AutoExpress, Land Rover is working on a seven-seat version of the Free­lander 2 that will join the egular five-seat variant in around 18 months’ time. The new Freelander will compete with Peu­geot 4007 and Chevrolet Captiva.

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Top Ten Great Vehicles for Road Trips

Top Ten Great Vehicles for Road Trips

With Summer and the vacations here is allways good to know which are the greatest vehicles for road trips. Even if the gas prices get higher in the last few months, this doesn’t mean the Americans won’t do their usual traveling. "Families will travel closer to home, they will travel for fewer days and will save money by staying in less-expensive hotels and eating in cheaper restaurants. But they will continue to take vacations and plan getaways."
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Freelander 2 awarded top marks for safety

Freelander 2 awarded top marks for safety

Land Rover’s all new Freelander 2 has been awarded a top five star rating in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) for adult passenger safety. It also achieved four stars in the child protection category. In both the adult and child ratings it achieved the highest points of any vehicle in its category, making the Freelander 2 best in class for occupant safety.
Jonathan Mabey, Land Rover’s Vehicle Safety Manager, said, “Safety is of paramount importance for Land Rover and for (...)

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Land Rover Freelander2 - Best Compact 4x4 and Best Large 4x4

Land Rover Freelander2 - Best Compact 4x4 and Best Large 4x4

Land Rover was awarded two prestigious accolades at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards ceremony in London last night, beating tough competition to win Best Compact 4x4 and Best Large 4x4.
The all-new Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 GS fought off opposition from the new Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail in what is one of the most hotly contested sectors to win Best Compact 4x4, while the Discovery 3 TDV6 SE auto beat its rivals again to be named Best Large 4x4 for an impressive (...)

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Freelander 2 by Project Kahn

Freelander 2 by Project Kahn

Project Kahn offer a upgrade-kit for the Freelander 2 already.Mainly it consist in cosmetic changes, and multimedia options for the interior.
The exterior patch is composed from 20-inch RS-C alloy wheels, a continuation of the styling wich has built Kahn Design’s distinctive reputation, and a soft and relative discreet body-kit.This containe front and rear bumpers with new spoilers integrated, and a sky-skirt that accent the design of the standard model.
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Top Gear Awards 2006

Top Gear Awards 2006

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".
0Top Gear Awards0 SUV - Land Rover Freelander 2: "the LR2 is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever, and it still rules the off-road roost" (...)

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Freelander is re-named L2.

Freelander is re-named L2.

Entry Level L2

New Land Rover L2 is the work horse for the future.

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2006 Land Rover Freelander 2

2006 Land Rover Freelander 2

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.

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Land Rover Freelander II the first to have a Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 Surround Sound

Land Rover Freelander II the first to have a Dolby Pro Logic II 7.1 Surround Sound

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 (...)

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2007 Land Rover Freelander II First Images

2007 Land Rover Freelander II First Images

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 (...)

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Land Rover Freelander 2007 Spy Shots

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 (...)

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2005 Land Rover Freelander

2005 Land Rover Freelander

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.

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