Just last-week Tata Motor’s British subsidiary Land Rover revealed the firstever official images of 2013 Range Rover, now a week later company has revealed the firstever official images of 2013 Land Rover Freelander. The 2013 Freelander 2 will make its global premiere at the 2012 Moscow International Motor Show on Wednesday 29 August, 2012, before it goes on sale later this-year.
Compared to the outgoing model, the 2013 Freelander 2 gets more premium redesign on the exterior with the use LED lights with the daytime running lamps receiving a signature graphic and also the tail lamps are now LED. 17-inch wheels are now standard on the XS variant and there are also three new exterior colour options to choose from. There is also the addition of a new Dynamic trim in some global markets. This variant comes with 19-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, a bodykit and gloss black trim for exterior detailing.
On the inside, the 2013 Freelander 2 gets more comfort, fresh interior with a new center console, Range Rover Evoque equipment, a new 7-inch color touchscreen, 7-day timed climate system, optional satellite navigation and much more. The updated Freelander 2 also receives a Passive Start system which allows the engine to start-up as long as the key is somewhere inside the car. The company has also decked the Freelander 2 with a rear view camera and ‘Hitch Assist’.
Under the hood engine options remain unchanged, two diesels – the 2.2-litre 150PS TD4 and 190PS SD4 with four-wheel drive. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on the two-wheel drive 150PS eD4 engine. Land Rover claims that this engine will deliver a fuel efficiency of approximately 16kmpl. All Freelander 2 models now come with Intelligent Power System Management which incorporates regenerative charging.
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