Land Rover Freelander 2

Editorial Test Drive Review of Land Rover Freelander 2

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Land Rover Freelander 2 Tail lamps

While having just launched the new Range Rover, Land Rover has also launched the face-lifted Freelander 2 in India. The Freelander is extremely important for India as its one of the best selling models while also being the most affordable way the own something with a Land Rover badge. This new Freelander is now equipped with more features which means that it is now more tempting that before. We tell you what you need to know. At first look the exterior of the Freelander 2 may seem more or less similar but look on and many new details surface. The changes includes front and rear lights using the LED technology and a new signature graphic in the front running lights. This gives the Freelander a more premium look. The Freelander 2 also gets new colours in form of Aintree Green, Havana and Mauritius Blue. Of these new colours, the new Mauritius Blue colour in particular looks great. Elsewhere 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. There are some new shoes for the Freelander 2 with new 17-inch alloy wheels also available with the entry-level variant. Overall the Freelander has its own charm and stands out from its competition and with these styling tweaks it now looks even better with Land Rover keeping its rugged appeal intact. The interiors see the bigger changes including a brand new centre console. Thus the original Terrain Response dial has been replaced by switches and a shutter reveals additional storage space. Also new is the instrument cluster with a 5-inch screen displaying primary vehicle-related information, such as temperature and fuel levels, gear positions and Terrain Response mode. A welcome introduction to the cabin is an electric parking brake which adjusts brake force according to the slope the vehicle is parked on. 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. Another new feature for Freelander 2 is the screen operated, 7-Day Timed Climate allowing you to warm up the engine before you step inside your vehicle. Plus it does not stop at that as the new Freelander 2 also gets a rear view camera. Just like the bigger and more expensive models in the range, the new Freelander 2 gets the brilliant Meridian audio system with a new 7-inch colour touch-screen and comes either with the the 380W, 11-speaker system or a 825W surround sound 17-speaker system.The diesels remain the same and include the 2.2-litre 150PS TD4 and 190PS SD4 with four-wheel drive.As is with any Land Rover there is the Terrain Response system which optimises the electronic systems for conditions and there are four settings, General Driving, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud & Ruts and Sand. Gradient Release control. As you know Land Rovers are famous for their go anywhere ability and this one is no different thanks to all that tech I just talked about! For a detailed analysis read below

Pros: More features now, Looks, Off-road ability, Reasonable efficiency
Cons: Interior design, Lack of dealers

Land Rover Freelander 2 Interiors

The interiors see the bigger changes including a brand new centre console. Thus the original Terrain Response dial has been replaced by switches and a shutter reveals additional storage space. Also new is the instrument cluster with a 5-inch screen displaying primary vehicle-related information, such as temperature and fuel levels, gear positions and Terrain Response mode. A new addition to the cabin is an electric parking brake which adjusts brake force according to the slope the vehicle is parked on.

Plus it does not stop at that as the new Freelander 2 also gets a rear view camera. Just like the bigger and more expensive models in the range, the new Freelander 2 gets the brilliant Meridian audio system with a new 7-inch colour touch-screen and comes either with the the 380W, 11-speaker system or a 825W surround sound 17-speaker system. Your choice. The music players play CD, DVD, Virtual CD, iPod and USB. As you can see the Freelander has truly increased its luxury quotient here. Space remains the same as before and it is a roomy and practical cabin with lots of space at the rear.

What we like
Interior looks better and more features are welcome
What we don't like
Design is a bit plai

Land Rover Freelander 2 Exteriors

At first look the exterior of the Freelander 2 may seem more or less similar but look on and many new details surface. The changes includes front and rear lights using the LED technology and a new signature graphic in the front running lights. This gives the Freelander a more premium look. The Freelander 2 also gets new colours in form of Aintree Green, Havana and Mauritius Blue.

Of these new colours, the new Mauritius Blue colour in particular looks great. Elsewhere 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. There are some new shoes for the Freelander 2 with new 17-inch alloy wheels also available with the entry-level variant. Overall the Freelander has its own charm and stands out from its competition and with these styling tweaks it now looks even better with Land Rover keeping its rugged appeal intact.

What we like
Mild tweaks make it look more moder
What we don't like
Lacks Evoque's styling

Land Rover Freelander 2 Engine & Performance

The diesels remain the same and include the 2.2-litre 150PS TD4 and 190PS SD4 with four-wheel drive. Both produce 20Nm more torque than the outgoing model increasing to a substantial 420Nm for better performance.

What we like
Good perfformance from both diesel engine
What we don't like
Transmission could be more slick

Land Rover Freelander 2 Mileage and Running Costs

Land Rover Freelander 2 Diesel Mileage 12.39 kmpl

Expect 9-11 kmpl depending on your driving style and since more LR dealers are coming up sales and service will be assured.

Land Rover Freelander 2 Mileage View full detail

Land Rover Freelander 2 Diesel Variants
Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 SE 12.39 kmpl
Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 SD4 HSE 12.39 kmpl

Land Rover Freelander 2 Handling Braking & Safety

As is with any Land Rover there is the Terrain Response system which means the electronic systems for conditions and there are four settings, General Driving, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud & Ruts and Sand. Gradient Release control. As you know Land Rovers are famous for their go anywhere ability and this one is no different thanks to all that tech I just talked about!

Safety too is well covered with 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. Phew!

What we like
Excellent off-road and also has safety feature
What we don't like
On-road handling

Land Rover Freelander 2 Comfort & Suspension

The ride of the new Freelander 2 is also improved and it just goes over the bad roads and potholes.

What we like
Excellent ride and feels comfortable
What we don't like
Average refinement

Land Rover Freelander 2 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4500 mm
Overall Width 2005 mm
Overall Height 1740 mm
Ground Clearance --

Engine

Torque 420Nm@1750rpm
Displacement 2179 cc
Power 150PS@4000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 235/65 R17
Wheel Size 17 inch
Wheel Type Alloy

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Land Rover Freelander 2 Colors

  • Fuji White-Solid
  • Aintree Green-Metallic
  • Baltic Blue-Metallic
  • Firenze Red - Metallic
  • Havana Premium-Metallic
  • Indus Silver-Metallic
  • Orkney Grey-Metallic
  • Santorini Black-Metallic

Land Rover Freelander 2 Price

Land Rover Freelander 2 Price in New Delhi

Rs 43.38 L - 48.73 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Land Rover Freelander 2 ranges from Rs 43.38 Lakh to Rs 48.73 Lakh. Land Rover Freelander 2 is available in 2 variants. To find the on road price of Land Rover Freelander 2 you need to click on the check on road price.

Land Rover Freelander 2 has 2 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 SE which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 43.38 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 SD4 HSE which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 48.73 Lakh .

Land Rover Freelander 2 News

Land Rover Freelander 2
JLR offering special deals on XF 2.2 and Freelander 2
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Oct,10,14 2:00 PM

Jaguar Land Rover has come up with a few special offers on some selected models in India. The British luxury marque is celebrating its 5th anniversary in the country, and wishes to share the joys with its clientele here. The company is offering luc

Land Rover Freelander 2
Land Rover launches New Freelander 2 at Rs 38.67 lakhs
By Gaadi Team Posted on Mar,03,13 10:00 AM

Land Rover has launched the much awaited new Freelander 2 SUV. After launching the new Range Rover recently, the 'baby' Land Rover was expected to make its way here and right on promise it is here and sporting many key changes. The new Freelander 2

Land Rover Freelander 2
2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 coming soon
By Gaadi Team Posted on Aug,08,24 4:51 PM

The gorgeous Evoque may have stolen its thunder but the new freshened up Freelander 2 takes care of that to some extent. The new Freelander 2 has new colours, exterior design features, upgraded equipment levels. The exterior design details have b

Land Rover Freelander 2
New Freelander2 to be launched on 28th May
By Gaadi Team Posted on May,05,24 6:57 PM

This is scoop news. The new, refreshed and improved Land Rover Freelander2 is all set to be launched in the capital on the 28th of May 2011. Land Rover has been selling the Freelander2 in the Indian market for some time now and this one surely is

Land Rover Freelander 2
Tata Motors set to manufacture Freelander 2 in India
By Gaadi Team Posted on May,05,04 11:15 AM

As expected, Tata Motors is finally going to manufacture Freelander 2, the least expensive of its Land Rover cars, in India. This long-anticipated step will help the auto maker cut the cost of the car significantly and help in pushing the sales volum

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Expert Reviews

Land Rover Freelander 2
New Land Rover Freelander 2 first look review
By Somnath Posted on Dec,12,11 9:31 AM

Land Rover is on a roll in India and all over the world, with increasing sales and a potent line-up to scare everyone else in the market. While having just launched the new Range Rover, Land Rover is preparing to launch the face-lifted Freelander

Land Rover Freelander 2
Land Rover Freelander A solid machine
By carindia Posted on Jan,01,22 1:46 AM

Freelander is the entry point to the Land Rover brand. The bold font on the lip of the bonnet looming large in your rear view mirror tells you what you need to know. You move over, letting it pass, admiring it as it whooshes by. Then, years l

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