Land Rover’s Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition tweaks the Freelander in the right direction #landrover

Land Rover is really busy putting out these UK only special editions.  This time it’s the Freelander 2 that’s getting the treatment.  I actually don’t mind the Freelander or the LR2 as it’s called here in the States.  But after the big refresh for the other Land Rover & Range Rovers in 2010, the interior really needs an update – they’re still even using the old steering wheel.  But overall, it’s a comfortable vehicle that’s not bad to drive.

This Sport Limited Edition adds the usual interior & exterior tweaking where they play with the colors  on the exterior trim  (door handles, grills, vents, etc…) and add in interesting leather combos.  Wheels look good too, they’re 19” and called Shadow Chrome.  And I think I like the red interior trim strip on the dash as opposed to the faux wood trim – blacked out front grill also really gives the vehicle a stronger look, maybe it should become standard?  Enjoy.

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RELEASE DATE: 00:01 2ND DECEMBER 2010

Land Rover announces the new Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition

  • A unique addition to the Freelander 2 range with dynamic exterior and interior styling.
  • Available in three distinct exterior colours – Fuji White, Santorini black and for the first time Firenze Red.
  • Two interior design themes with striking contrast ebony and ivory or ebony and pimento colourways.
  • Available with a high-performance and efficient 190PS diesel engine -with six speed automatic gearbox – delivering 0-60mph in 8.7 seconds and CO2 emissions of 185g/km
  • On sale from early 2011 with prices starting at £33,945
  • Only 500 vehicles will be available in the UK

    Gaydon, Warwickshire, 2 December 2010 – Land Rover today launches the new Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition at the Bologna Motor Show.

    This Limited Edition brings together the space and practicality of the Freelander 2, with a refreshed interior and exterior design to create a sportier more overt sense of style.

    The exterior has been given a striking renewal, with a sophisticated black finish to the grille and the side vents, a new body styling pack which offers cleaner profiling to the front corners, and a choice of three exterior colourways in either Fuji White, Santorini Black or the all-new Firenze Red. A rear spoiler also features, together with 19" Shadow Chrome alloy wheels, body coloured door handles and mirror caps, and privacy glass to further emphasise the dynamic look of this premium limited edition. Front and rear parking sensors will be available as standard.

    The interior is available in Ebony Windsor leather with contrast Pimento stitch, or Ebony Napoli leather with matching contrast Windsor leather highlight stripe on the seats. Piano Black fascia finisher also features together with Ebony carpet mats with a contrast edge of either Ivory or Pimento. These design themes, with the contrast colours and unique stripe design offer a distinct and sporty look for the Freelander 2.

    The Freelander 2 SD4 Sport is powered by the new state-of-the-art 190PS diesel engine. This Limited Edition (available with automatic transmission only) accelerates from rest to 60mph in 8.7 seconds with an increased top speed of 118mph.

    The use of an Intelligent Power Management System (IPMS) provides ‘smart charging’ of the battery by recovering kinetic energy when the vehicle is slowing wherever possible, rather than consuming fuel by charging when the vehicle is accelerating, and in addition to this, the Freelander 2 Sport SD4 Limited Edition is compatible with 10 percent biodiesel rather than five percent. With these improved efficiencies, CO2 emissions are reduced to 185g/km with a corresponding fuel economy benefit.

    “The Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition offers customers the practicality, performance and efficiency of our best-selling compact SUV with more dramatic, sporty styling and the overall package represents good value for money,” said Colin Green, managing director, Land Rover UK.

    The Freelander 2 is currently Land Rover’s best-selling model, with over 215,000 sold globally since its launch in 2006.

    For more information on the Freelander 2 Sport Limited Edition