British SUV giant Land Rover has just launched the facelifted 2013 Freelander2 SUV in India. The facelifted Freelander2 gets a range of new features along with a stylistic makeover on the outside. The Freelander2 that’s sold in India is the only Land Rover SUV to be assembled in the country. The Freelander2 is assembled at Jaguar-Land Rover’s assembly facility at Chikli, off Pune. The Chikli assembly unit was previously used by the Tata-Mercedes Benz venture to assemble Mercedes Benz cars in India. Now though, this plant has been converted for use by Land Rover and Jaguar.
The Land Rover Freelander2 SUV facelift is available in two variants: SE and HSE. The SE variant of this SUV comes with a 2.2 Liter turbo diesel engine that outputs 148 Bhp-420 Nm. The HSE variant also features the same 2.2 Liter turbo diesel engine, albeit in a higher state of tune with an output of 180 Bhp-420 Nm. Both engines are mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox. The SUV comes with a four wheel drive system as standard. Also, the fuel conserving brake energy regeneration system is standard on both variants of the Freelander2. Meanwhile, here’s everything that’s new on the facelifted 2013 Freelander2,
*Xenon LED headlamps and tail lamps with a revamped design
* New daytime running lights
* Refreshed front grille and fog lamp bezels
* Refreshed front bumper
* 17 inch alloy wheels on the HSE variant
* New center console
* New TerrainResponse Switch that replaces the older dial
* New instrumentation console
* Electric parking brake
* Passive start system(You don’t have to dock the key to start the Freelander2. Having the key fob anywhere in the car is enough)
* Reverse camera
* Revamped navigation system
* Refreshed infotainment system with Meridian audio system and 7 inch touch screen
As was the case with the older version, the 2013 Freelander2 is loaded to the gills with safety equipment. 7 airbags, ABS, EBD, Traction Control, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Engine Drag Control are standard safety features on this SUV. The Freelander2, along with the Evoque crossover, is a top selling model for Land Rover globally. The Freelander2 is a hot selling model for Land Rover in India as well. The SE variant of the Freelander2 is priced at 38.67 lakh rupees while the HSE variant is priced at 43.92 lakh rupees, both prices reflecting ex-showroom Mumbai figures.