The Land Rover Freelander is a luxury all-terrain vehicle of the D segment produced by Land Rover since 1997. It is a five-seater with a transverse front engine and four-wheel drive. Some of its rivals are the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infiniti EX, Mercedes Benz GLK, and the Volvo XC60.
Its production ended in 2014 and will be replaced in 2015 by Discovery Sport. 1
The first generation of the Freelander was conceived as the first sports utility vehicle of the brand, so it had no lockable differentials or gearboxes, but permanent 4×4 traction. The project of this vehicle was called Project CB40, which would have two types of bodies on three and five doors, and their engines were a 1.8-liter petrol engine and 136 hp, gasoline with six cylinders in 2.5-liter V and 174 HP, and two 2.0-liter diesel.
The second generation of Freelander, officially presented at the London Motor Show in 2006, is based on the Ford Mondeo and Ford S-Max platform. Its exterior design is very similar to that of the first generation, although they are two completely different models. This model is the only compact all-rounder to have received five stars in the adult protection test in EuroNC crashes
It has a 3.2 i6 gasoline engine that dispenses 230HP with 6 cylinders associated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The other engine is a 2.2 TD4 diesel with 4 cylinders in line and 150hp.
In 2013, the luxury SUV basically includes an interior redesign, incorporating a touch screen of 7 “, Meridian sound of 11 or 17 speakers, driver information screen and modernization of some levers.
In exterior terms, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, 18 “wheels as standard in the SE versions and 19” wheels in the HSE version were incorporated.
It is currently available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine SI4 and a power of 240hp, a diesel engine SD4 with 190hp and a diesel engine 2.2 TD4 4-cylinder in line and 150hp. All the engines are associated with a 6-speed Command Shift transmission and SPORTS mode.
It should be noted that it is the best luxury SUV of the segment in off-road and habitability. Its production ended at the end of 2014, being replaced by a new model in 2015 by the Discovery Sport of 3 rows of seats.