New Freelander Revealed

The new Freelander has revealed with a mid-life fresh that brings the popular baby Land Rover into the new decade quite nicely.With an array of interior and exterior upgrades both to look and technology and Euro 5 engine as well.

With signature LED Xenon daytime running lights and chrome housed fog lamps. 3 New colours in the range as well as new style of 17 inch alloy wheels.

The interior now includes a new centre console with a revised button layout which helps toreduce a cluttered feel. five-inch screen is now standard displaying vehicle information and the configuration of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. A seven-inch version is included with the optional sat-nav system. Land Rover being a premium brand have included a number of popular technological cost options such as keyless go, a rear-view camera, premium 825 Watt Meridian audio system, DAB radio, MP3 connectivity and Bluetooth audio streaming.

The engine line up remains the same as before and the car is debut this week at the Moscow Motor Show.

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Paris Motor Show Could Be Full of Surprises from Land Rover?

Rumours are rife around what visitors to next months Paris Motor Show will see from Land Rover. We know that the new Range Rover will debut now shedding it’s 10 year BMW chassis in favour of it’s own newly developed one which looks to slightly sportier looking and Evoque inspired than the current one.

No significant changes on Freelander are expected although the new model of Freelander is due within the next 12 months. Discovery will also unlikely be changed for sometime. The Frankfurt motor show debuted the DC100 conept i.e. the Defender of the Future. More light maybe shed on this.

The big news will be the Range Rover which should also be lighter than the current one along with the Range Rover Sport which is expected to a 7 seater, sportier looking and moved to its platform aswell. Hybrid Engines maybe announced for 2013 or 2014 production. We also hope to see more of the Evoque Convertible that was seen at Geneva.

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Freelander to be built in Brazil?

Jaguar Land Rover are currently in talks with Brazilian authorities about opening a plant in Brazil to build the Land Rover Freelander. Brazil is emerging as one of the largest producers of motor vehicles in the world likely to surpass Japan as 3rd largest producer globally.

The Freelander is the smallest and easiest vehicle to produce and the plan would be to employ the same logic that Indian manufacturers use in terms of building the car in kit form. JLR CEO Ralph Speck told the FT that the kits would be built in Solihull, UK and then transported to Brazil for production and that the whole process of agreeing and setting up production could take 2 years yet.

 

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Land Rover Leasing Deals

With the new quarter comes a fresh set of great contract hire offers accross the Land Rover Range and some of the highlights include deals on 2013 delivery Evoque models from as little as £369.99 plus VAT. There are also some offers on Land Rover Freelander starting from £309.99 plus VAT. Why not try a lease on a Discovery starting at £550 plus VAT or the Range Rover Sport from £719 plus VAT.

These are really great offers and a great way to drive your next Land Rover. For more information drop us a line at lease@landrovernews.co.uk or visit your local Land Rover dealer for more information.

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New Freelander 2 Shows Off

The new Land Rover Freelander 2 has been spotted out and about. Visually it’s very similar2013 Land Rover Freelander_LR2 facelift 1 to the current vehicle with some face lifted headlamps and newly configured tail lights. In addition there appears to be some lower bib extensions which currently are available as an optional extra. The big changes are the Range Rover Evoque borrowed infotainment and connectivity systems that really help to bring the ageing cabin up to spec. The diesel engine is likely to be more efficient with no plans to change existing petrol engines and expect to see standard equipment line ups improving too.

Pricing is likely to start from around £22000 and will debut at the Paris Motor Show in September with cars arriving in the UK early 2013.

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