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Land Rover unveils the 2013 Freelander 2

Spot the difference...

Land Rover has today unveiled their 2013 model year Freelander 2, though only Land Rover aficionados would be able to spot the difference from the outside.

There are new foglight housings in the front bumper, the grille has a black surround with chrome trim and there are new paint colours. The main change externally are the new head and tail lights, which feature bi-xenon units with halo LEDs and chrome trim at the front, with a figure of eight design at the rear for the LED units. All very subtle changes but they freshen up the exterior a little bit, which is enough as the Freelander still has a good design.

The main changes come on the inside though. The interior was looking very dated so Land Rover have given the Freelander 2 a completely new dashboard with a centre console that is stylish and functional. The 7-inch sat-nav screen is borrowed from the Evoque, as are some of the ancillary controls on the centre console and steering wheel. There is a 5-inch display between the main dials now too, relaying all manner of information to the driver. There are new seat and interior colour combinations too.

There are two new trim levels to join the existing S, GS, XS and HSE models. ‘Dynamic’ trim gets 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels and a sporty bodykit, while ‘HSE Lux’ becomes the most luxurious Freelander yet with Windsor leather seats, special exterior trim, an 825W Meridian audio system and 19-inch diamond turned alloy wheels.

Engine choice remains the 2.2 litre turbodiesel unit in either 148 or 187 bhp versions. Prices will increase by around £1000 over the outgoing car.

Images courtesy of Land Rover

 

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - www.ecurie25.com Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more