Sporty Land Rover Freelander for 2010New Freelander model with big wheels and attitude
22 December 2009
Land Rover is set to introduce a sporty Freelander 2 variant for the New Year, complete with two-tone interior and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The new version will be called, simply enough, the Land Rover Freelander 2 Sport.
Sporty on the outside
Distinct exterior features for the Sport off-roader include a rear spoiler and colour-keyed exterior trim with matching door handles and mirrors. And there’s certainly no missing the unique ‘diamond-turned’ 19-inch alloy wheels. Only two colours are available for the paintwork, Santorini Black and Lago Grey.
The Lago Grey version is also available with an additional £1,250 sports styling pack, to further increase its visual presence.
Two-tone on the inside
On the inside the Freelander 2 Sport features a two-tone cabin in what’s officially entitled Ebony and Storm (black and grey to the rest of us).
This is cloth/leather for the basic version, and all-leather for cars equipped with the optional Sports Styling Pack. Seat headrests are embossed with the Sport emblem, there’s contrast stitching, two-tone door trims and special floor mats contrast piping.
Stop-start as standard
The Freelander 2 Sport is powered by the existing 2.2-litre TD4 turbodiesel engine, complete with stop-start system. This emits 179g/km CO2 while returning an official 42.2mpg combined - down from the 194g/km and 37.7mpg of the previous non-stop-start Freelander 2 TD4 diesel.
There are no performance upgrades to the engine, suspension or brakes to go with the Sport identity and branding.
Pricing starts at £26,995, and the Land Rover Freelander 2 Sport goes on sale in January 2010.
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