Published on July 12th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Land Rover Freelander 2 Has Impressive Diesel Power
Land Rover has given the Freelander 2 a premium overhaul, delivering even better comfort, convenience and driving enjoyment. Interior equipment levels soar to new heights in the Freelander 2 with a host of fresh and exciting features including three new colour ways as part of a ‘Dynamic’ theme, brand new centre console, 7-inch colour touch-screen with enhanced audio systems from Meridian, 7-day timed climate system and optional satellite navigation.
Passive start replaces key dock and there’s a new ‘intelligent’ electric parking brake which adjusts brake force according to the slope the vehicle is parked on. ‘Say What You See’ – a voice activation system with visual prompts, and rear view camera capability are also both new to the Freelander 2.
Exterior design details have been revamped for an integrated and co-ordinated appearance, including more contemporary lights front and rear using the latest LED technology and a new signature graphic in the front running lights. All-new 17-inch alloy wheels become available at entry-level and a body styling pack option on SE models.
All these great new features are underpinned by the fact that the Freelander scores 5 stars in the coveted Euro NCAP for occupant safety. 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.
Refined and economical diesel
Freelander buyers can continue to choose the outstanding and highly refined diesel engine. The diesel engine was updated for 2011, a new turbocharger improving response and increasing maximum torque by five percent to 420Nm. It is also equipped with a standard DPF, reducing particulates by 80 percent. At the same time NOx emissions were reduced by 28 percent and the response time of the Stop/Start system was improved by 22 percent. Other improvements aimed at improving efficiency included a revised shifting strategy on the automatics, low drag engine oils and revised bearing designs whilst noise levels were reduced by 2dB.