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2011 Land Rover Freelander LR2 Revealed

Land Rover released pictures and images of the 2011 Freelander, which is not an entirely new model, but features some very nice upgrades.

The car gets revised bumper, fog lamps, headlights and taillights as well as the front grille, while there’s new choices in terms of wheels and exterior colors. The interior too has been upgraded with revised instrument dials and new seats.

2011 Land Rover Freelander LR2 Revealed 2011 Land Rover LR2

Along with the current line-up, a new 2.2 liter turbodiesel is also available for the 2011 Freelander which develops 150 PS and 420 Nm of torque. It has fuel consumption of 47.2mpg combined, and CO2 emissions of just 158g/km. Also for the first time you can have this car with 2WD if you think you don’t need four-wheel-drive.

2011 LR2 technical data

Height mm (in) 1740 (68.5)
Width mm (in) 2195 (86.5)
Length mm (in) 4500 (177)
Wheelbase mm (in) 2660 (104.7)
Turning Circle m (ft) 11.3 (37)
Min Weight From kg (lb) 1775 (3913)
Front suspension Macpherson strut with lower control arm and anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Strut assembly with lateral and longitudinal links and anti-roll bar
Brakes Ventilated front disc – 316mm,, ventilated rear – 302mm
Steering Hydraulic power assisted rack and pinion
Four Wheel-Drive system Full time 4 wheel drive with Haldex rear axle differential.

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Wildcat 300 STR for the roads!

Those who are familiar by Wildcat off-roaders are probably surprised by the title of this post, but it’s true! British company Qt has created a road-legal version of the Wildcat racer and will soon put it on sale.

The original Wildcat by Bowler is a bonafide racing off-roader which can travel at incredible speeds over any kind of terrains.

Wildcat 300 STR for the roads! Wildcat 300 STR 1

And this road-going version does not seem to have lost any of that awesomeness. You still get a Rover V8 engine with plenty of power and 4-wheel-drive and heavy duty differential, but Qt has also added air condition, stereo and a place for your golf clubs!

The Wildcat 300 STR does 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, and while there are faster ways of doing that, there are quite a few just as exciting!

200,000th Land Rover Freelander rolls off the line

Land Rover Freelander is kinda like a smaller version of the Range Rover which offers about 50 percent of its luxury, class and off-road capabilities! But then it also costs half as much.

Recently this model achieved a new milestone as the 200,000th model rolls off the production line at Land Rover’s award-winning plant in Halewood, Liverpool.

200,000th Land Rover Freelander rolls off the line freelander milestone

The Freelander 2 became the first SUV vehicle in the world to use intelligent Stop/Start technology in early 2009. Since then, Stop/Start has been fitted as standard to all diesel manual Freelander 2 vehicles and accounts for almost 50% of Freelander 2 sales globally.

Halewood Operations Director Michael Straughan said, “This achievement is thanks to the Halewood workforce, who have continuously driven improvements since the launch of Freelander 2 to maximise customer satisfaction. I’d like to congratulate the Halewood workforce on this team achievement.”

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2010 Land Rover LR4 – Best Diesel 4×4

Although the judges for car of the year everywhere usually get it wrong and choose totally irrelevant cars, but this time they couldn’t be more right! The 2010 Land Rover Discovery LR4 has been named the ‘Best 4×4′ at the annual Diesel Car, Car of the Year Awards 2010.

The LR4 has one of the most sophisticated 4×4 systems in the world and that makes it one of the best off-roaders on the market today. The new models also looks very nice and comes with a luxurious interior. Furthermore, the TDV6 diesel variant features a 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine which is powerful and economical.

2010 Land Rover LR4   Best Diesel 4x4 land rovery discovery LR4

So if you are out shopping for a very capable and versatile SUV which is also comfortable and luxurious, you can’t do much better than the LR4.

John Edwards, managing director for Land Rover UK added: “The outgoing Discovery 3 received over 100 international awards, and yet we’ve found ways to improve virtually every aspect of the new vehicle. It is therefore extremely rewarding for Land Rover to have received the one-two-three and recognition that that the best has just got better!”

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2010 Land Rover Freelander2 Sport

From January 2010 Land Rover will launch the new Freelander 2 Sport edition in the UK featuring two derivatives and two colors, Santorini Black and Lago Grey, exclusive 19″ limited edition diamond-turned alloy-wheels, unique two-tone interior, a rear spoiler, color-keyed exterior trim and matching door handles and mirror casings.

The Freelander 2 Sport is powered by the 2.2-liter TD4 diesel engine which is equipped with start/stop technology for better fuel efficiency. Therefore it does 42.2 mpg while emitting 179g/km of CO2.

2010 Land Rover Freelander2 Sport 2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 Sport

The interior of the Freelander 2 has a cloth/leather upholstery for the standard version and  full leather for the Sport pack.
The Sport emblem is embossed on the front and outer rear seat head restraints, with Storm colored stitching on all seats and unique Ebony interior carpet mats with contrast piping feature throughout.

2010 Freelander 2 Sport pricing starts from £26,695.

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