Land Rover Freelander 2 gets a premium overhaul in India

15 March 2013: Land Rover has launched the locally-built Freelander 2 Model Year 13 from its facility in Pune, India. The Freelander 2 has been built at this plant since May 2011 to meet the increasing demand from Indian customers and now gets a premium overhaul - delivering better comfort, convenience & driving enjoyment. New colours, exterior design features & upgraded equipment levels contribute to make this SUV even better.


Interiors packed with fresh and exciting features: 
The first thing you notice when entering the Freelander 2’s contemporary looking cabin is a brand new centre console. The original Terrain Response® dial has been replaced by switches and a shutter reveals additional storage space. A crisp new instrument cluster with a 5-inch screen displaying primary vehicle-related information, such as temperature and fuel levels, gear positions and Terrain Response® mode, now sits between the dials across the Freelander model range, complemented with steering wheel toggle switches to operate the clearest of drop down menus and vehicle set-up details.

Cabin space and safety are improved with the introduction of an intelligent electric parking brake which adjusts brake force according to the slope the vehicle is parked on. The system even takes into account whether the brakes are hot or cold. If hot, the system ‘wakes up’ periodically to ensure clamping force is not lost as the brakes cool down. Despite being operated by a single switch, the electric parking brake may still be used as an emergency brake, automatically selecting the most stable braking method by employing skid prevention techniques. An additional safety feature ensures the brake cannot be released unless the driving seat is occupied.

More convenience comes in the form of Passive Start which replaces the key docking system, meaning that as long as the key is somewhere inside the car, the engine starts at the touch of a button. Rear view camera capability is also introduced in 2013. The view from the back of the vehicle is displayed on the Infotainment screen with dynamic lines representing the boundaries of the vehicle and your predicted path as you reverse. The navigation system is enhanced with a faster hard drive-based system which comes with all the features the customer would expect.

Infotainment moves up a notch higher:
For the first time on Freelander 2, the premium Meridian audio system is available with a choice of 380W or 825W. The outstanding Meridian sound system is delivered with a new 7-inch colour touch-screen and either the 380W, 11-speaker system for exceptional stereo sound quality or the impressive 825W surround sound 17-speaker system with Trifield technology to provide a natural, enveloping concert-like experience for all occupants. The music players support CD, DVD, iPod, USB and Bluetooth audio streaming to any supporting devices including headphones.

Sharper detailed exterior: 
Exterior design details have been revamped for an integrated and coordinated appearance, and include more contemporary lights (front and rear) using the latest in Xenon LED technology and a new signature graphic in the front running lights, giving the Freelander 2 a sportier yet purposeful new look. The grille and fog lamp bezels now sport a bright finish and there are paint detailing changes to the front grille surround, insert bars and fender vent to harmonize the different elements. Two stunning new colours are added to the Freelander range, Aintree Green and Havana, whilst an additional all new 17-inch alloy wheel design becomes available on the HSE model.

According to Rohit Suri, Vice President, Jaguar Land Rover India, “The Freelander 2 has proved to be extremely popular with Indian customers and this new model brings a more premium look and feel to the overall driving experience. This is another step forward for the Freelander 2, where outstanding standard equipment levels, superb design, safety and all-terrain capability continue to set the standards in this class."



As the most capable SUV in its class, the Freelander 2 offers the durability and sure-footed all-terrain breadth of capability both on and off road that only a Land Rover can provide.

All Freelanders are equipped with Land Rover’s Intelligent Power System Management (IPSM) which includes Smart Regenerative Charging and equipped with the same, class leading, intelligent four-wheel drive system. When it comes to on-road handling dynamics, the Freelander 2 is top tier, with a full range of stability systems including, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Engine Drag Control. With 7 airbags in total, it naturally earns outstanding adult occupant safety protection.

The Freelander 2 is available in two derivatives:
- 2.2 litre diesel TD4  SE (150 PS) priced at INR 38.67 Lakhs*
- 2.2. litre diesel SD4 HSE (190 PS) priced at INR 43.92 Lakhs*
*Prices are ex-showroom Mumbai pre octroi.

Jaguar Land Rover India has had an impressive calendar year 2012 with wholesales of 2393 cars, posting a growth of 32% over the previous year. February 2013 wholesales also increased by 32% compared with the same period last year.

2013 Freelander 2 Technical Data:




TD4 150PS auto 4WD


SD4 190PS auto 4WD
Height mm
1740
1740
Width mm
1910
1910
Length mm
4500
4500
Wheelbase mm
2660
2660
Front suspension
Macpherson strut with lower control arm and anti-roll bar
Macpherson strut with lower control arm and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension
Strut assembly with lateral and longitudinal links and anti-roll bar
Strut assembly with lateral and longitudinal links and anti-roll bar
Brakes
Ventilated front disc – 300mm; Solid rear disc – 302mm
Ventilated front disc – 300mm; Solid rear disc – 302mm
Steering
Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Four Wheel-Drive system
Full time 4 wheel drive with Haldex rear axle differential
Full time 4 wheel drive with Haldex rear axle differential
Engine type
Transverse,
in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel, common rail fuel injection
Transverse,
in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve turbo diesel, common rail fuel injection
Displacement cc
2179
2179
Bore/stroke mm
85 x 96
85 x 96
Compression ratio
15.8:1
15.8:1
Max power PS (KW)
150 (110) @4000rpm
190 (140) @3500rpm
Max Torque Nm
420  @1750rpm
420  @1750rpm
Transmission
Aisin AWF21
6-Speed auto
Aisin AWF21
6-Speed auto
Fuel tank capacity litres
68
68
Range km
970
970
0-100kph
11.2
9.5
Top speed kph
181
190


Land Rover Freelander 2 gets a premium overhaul in India Land Rover Freelander 2 gets a premium overhaul in India Reviewed by raghav sarma on Friday, March 15, 2013 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. Wow really amazing!!! The features of Freelander 2 is really very awesome...I really like all the features of Freelander 2 and definitely suggests my friends to purchase it whenever its gonna launch in India...Thanks for the post...

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