Land Rover Freelander 2 (2006–2015)

Model History

March 2006

All new Freelander launched

Engines are 3.2-litre i6 petrol (233bhp first seen in Volvo XC90 and excellent new Ford/PSA belt-cam 2.2-litre TD4 diesel (160bhp) offering 37.7 mpg combined. Has full-time intelligent 4x4 that helps optimise traction and fuel economy, plus Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response dial up system. Designed and engineered by Land Rover at Gaydon, near Warwick, the Freelander 2 is built at the Halewood plant in Liverpool, where outstanding build quality has been acknowledged by a J.D. Power European Plant Quality Gold Award in 2005.

4,500mm long x 1,910mm wide (2,180 inc mirrors) x 1,740mm high with all new monocoque structure and range of Ford group engines rather than Rover and BMW.

Smooth, powerful and compact new Ford/Volvo/Jaguar/LandRover 3.2-litre i6 compact straight-six petrol engine
- Maximum power 233 PS (171 kW); maximum torque 317 Nm
- 0-60mph in 8.4 sec; 0-63mph in 8.9 sec
- Combined average fuel consumption 25.2 mpg – 10% better than previous Freelander petrol engine
- Exceptionally compact straight six-cylinder configuration
-Transverse engine mounting improves cabin space and helps efficiency of safety systems
- Advanced technologies include Cam Profile Switching and Variable Valve Timing

Responsive, refined and torquey Ford/PSA belt cam 2.2-litre TD4 turbodiesel
- Maximum power 160bhp; maximum torque 400 Nm
- 0-60mph in 10.9 sec; 0-63mph in 11.7 sec – reduced by 2.3/2.7 sec compared with outgoing Freelander diesel
- Combined average fuel consumption 37.7 mpg (7.5 l/100 km)
- New, variable-nozzle turbocharger helps deliver excellent response, huge mid-range torque and flat power curve
- Latest common-rail injection system aids economy and refinement
- Both engines available with new six-speed automatic transmission
- Six-speed manual also available with the TD4 diesel. CO2 194/g/km

Tyre sizes: 235/65 R17 and 235/60 R18

CommandShift manual sequential gear changes and sport mode available on both petrol and diesel auto models.

December 2006

Freelander 2 in UK showrooms from 7 December 2006, and comes with either a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel or 3.2 litre straight-six petrol engine from £20,935 – including CO2 off-set for the first 45,000 miles.

TD4 2.2 160PS diesel with 6-speed Aisib-Warner auto on sale in the UK in April 2007, starting from £22,305 on the road. Just squeaks into VED Band F at 224g/km CO2, so no more than £215pa by 2009/10. NCAP 5 stars passenger safety, 4 stars child safety, only 1 star pedestrian safety.

March 2008

Freelander 2 HST launched

Priced from £31,990 on the road. Features include a Sports Styling Pack with front and rear bumper aprons, side sill mouldings and a rear roof spoiler. Other enhancements include 19 inch alloy 10-spoke wheels with shadowchrome finish, leather seat facings, privacy glass and metallic paint.

October 2008

Freelander 2 TD4_e features a new intelligent Stop/Start system. On the standard EU4 cycle, the CO2 emissions of the Freelander 2 TD4_e are reduced by 8 per cent, compared with the outgoing manual diesel Freelander 2. Moreover, in additional tests, Land Rover engineers have measured fuel savings approaching 20 per cent in heavy urban traffic. CO2 down from 194g/km to 179g/km. Fuel efficiency improved from 37.7 mpg to 41.3 mpg. On sale in UK from Spring 2009.

December 2009

Freelander 2 White & Black Special Editions launched

New entry-level additions to the Freelander 2 range for the 2010 model year, on sale in January 2010, priced from £19,495 on-the-road, representing very strong value (£2,000 below 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 diesel). The Special Editions are available in Alaska White and Santorini Black and both come with Ebony cloth interior.

They represent a lower entry price with a more generous specification and complement the new Freelander 2 Sport, also on sale at the start of next year. Freelander 2 ‘White & Black’ models feature the six-speed manual 2.2-litre diesel powertrain, complete with keyless starter button and Land Rover’s intelligent Stop/Start e_technology which delivers combined fuel economy of 42.2mpg. Privacy glass, 17” alloy wheels and load space cover are also standard.

September 2010

Freelander 2 facelifted

Gets a new grille, lights and bumpers, but the big changes came under the skin. The 2.2-litre TD4 engine was replaced by a new unit (the same size) which is available in two outputs of either 150bhp or 190bhp and all manual models come with an engine stop/start system as standard. A 2WD model was also launched, available in the UK from January 2011, which is badged the Freelander 2 eD4. It's the most efficient Land Rover ever produced, with claimed fuel consumption of 47.2mpg and CO2 emissions of just 158g/km. S from £21,695, GS from £24,995, XS from £28,495.

December 2010

Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition introduced

Black finish to the grille and the side vents, new body styling pack which offers cleaner profiling to the front corners, and a choice of three exterior colours of Fuji White, Santorini Black or new Firenze Red. A rear spoiler also features, together with 19" Shadow Chrome alloy wheels, body coloured door handles and mirror caps, and privacy glass to further emphasise the dynamic look of this premium limited edition. Front and rear parking sensors will be available as standard.

Seats in Ebony Windsor leather with contrast Pimento stitch, or Ebony Napoli leather with matching contrast Windsor leather highlight stripe on the seats. Piano Black fascia finisher also features together with Ebony carpet mats with a contrast edge of either Ivory or Pimento. These design themes, with the contrast colours and unique stripe design offer a distinct and sporty look for the Freelander 2.

The Freelander 2 SD4 Sport is powered by the new 190PS diesel engine. This Limited Edition (available with automatic transmission only) accelerates from rest to 60mph in 8.7 seconds with an increased top speed of 118mph.

The use of an Intelligent Power Management System (IPMS) provides ‘smart charging’ of the battery by recovering kinetic energy when the vehicle is slowing wherever possible, rather than consuming fuel by charging when the vehicle is accelerating, and in addition to this, the Freelander 2 Sport SD4 Limited Edition is compatible with 10 percent biodiesel rather than five percent. With these improved efficiencies, CO2 emissions are reduced to 185g/km with a corresponding fuel economy benefit. Price £33,945. Available from early 2011.

August 2012

Freelander 2 range revamped

New derivatives, colours, exterior design features, upgraded equipment levels and continued choice of refined and economical diesel engines, all contribute to make this SUV even better.

New features and more convenient equipment options bring a host of improved benefits to customers looking for a modern, all-terrain, multi-purpose vehicle. The first thing you notice when entering the Freelander 2’s contemporary looking cabin is a brand new centre console. The original Terrain Response dial has been replaced by switches and a shutter reveals additional storage space.

A new ‘Dynamic’ derivative becomes available, which comes in three new interior colours; Ebony, Ivory or Pimento, each with matching stitching and co-ordinated door casings to complete the look. A crisp new instrument cluster with a 5-inch screen displaying primary vehicle-related information, such as temperature and fuel levels, gear positions and Terrain Response mode, now sits between the dials across the Freelander model range, complemented with steering wheel toggle switches to operate the clearest of drop down menus and vehicle set-up details.

Cabin space and safety are improved with the introduction of an intelligent electric parking brake which adjusts brake force according to the slope the vehicle is parked on. The system is so intelligent it even takes into account whether the brakes are hot or cold. If hot, the system ‘wakes up’ periodically to ensure clamping force is not lost as the brakes cool down. Despite being operated by a single switch, the electric parking brake may still be used as an emergency brake, automatically selecting the most stable braking method by employing skid prevention techniques. An additional safety feature ensures the brake cannot be released unless the driving seat is occupied.

More convenience comes in the form of 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 rear view camera capability. The view from the back of the vehicle is displayed on the Infotainment screen with dynamic lines representing the boundaries of the vehicle and your predicted path as you reverse. The system also incorporates ‘Hitch Assist’, a graphic superimposed on the camera showing the position of the tow ball.

The new ‘Say What You See’ voice activation system will prompt the driver visually with the commands he or she needs to speak in order to control functions in the audio, optional satellite navigation, climate and phone systems. The prompts are displayed in an easy-to-follow ‘step by step’ format on the screen.

The navigation system is enhanced with a faster hard drive-based system which comes with all the features the customer would expect such as ECO Route planning, Dynamic Zoom, Visual Lane guidance, POI (Point of Interest) management and repeat TMC guidance. You can also manage waypoints and store locations as well as POIs by name.

For the first time on Freelander 2, the premium Meridian audio system is available with a choice of 380W or 825W. The outstanding Meridian sound system is delivered with a new 7-inch colour touch-screen and either the 380W, 11-speaker system for exceptional stereo sound quality or the impressive 825W surround sound 17-speaker system with Trifield technology to provide a natural, enveloping concert-like experience for all occupants. Both are equipped with subwoofers for a deep, bass sound and Audyssey MultEQ audio tuning system. A new and upgraded 80W 8-speaker unit with 5-inch colour display screen is also available at entry-level.

Equipped with AM/FM and DAB radio tuners, the music players support CD, DVD, Virtual CD, iPod and USB. There’s also a 3.5mm aux jack input for music players and Bluetooth audio streaming to any supporting devices including headphones. The virtual CD comprises a hard drive which can store the equivalent of up to 10 Audio CDs identifiable using Gracenote.

Three stunning new colours are added to the Freelander range, Aintree Green, Havana and Mauritius Blue, whilst an additional all new 17-inch alloy wheel design becomes available as standard on the XS derivative.

Exteriors gain a number of new integrated design features resulting in a co-ordinated and premium appearance. Boasting the latest in Xenon LED technology, the front and rear lamps have been revamped giving the Freelander 2 a sportier yet purposeful new look, set off with a new signature graphic in the front running lights. 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 to harmonise the different elements.

Entry level to the range is the Freelander S with cloth seats as standard. The GS comes with full leather whilst the XS has been enhanced with distinguishing detail features such as a gloss black grille surround and the 380W Meridian sound system. The Dynamic version has a full bodystyling kit, and a gloss black finish to fender vents, grille bars and grille surround, complemented on the interior with three colourway choices of sport-themed electric leather seats. New and unique to the Dynamic in the UK are 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with a painted finish.

The HSE is enhanced with wood interior trim and features a wide range of standard equipment including: panoramic sunroof, memory function for the driver’s seat and door mirrors and the 825W Meridian surround sound audio system. Top of the range is the new HSE LUX which adds that extra special touch with Windsor leather seats, Grand Black Lacquer finisher, premium carpet mats and 19-inch Diamond Turned Wheels.

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