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Land Rover Freelander 2 in UK Motor Show

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Land Rover Freelander 2 in UK Motor Show

Carol Mitchel
August 8, 2006

Land Rover’s new Freelander 2 caught the eyes of hundreds of visitors in the 2006 British International Motor Show, making it one of the stars in the London exhibition. Visitors from the UK and Europe had taken quick glances and admired the new compact SUV from Land Rover.

“We’ve been delighted with the level of interest shown in the new Freelander 2. Not only have visitors been making a bee-line to our stand to see the car in the metal for the first time but we’ve had thousands of people asking for more details about it. We are confident many of those inquiries will turn into sales. It’s been a really successful show for us,” said Andy Griffiths, UK Marketing Director of Land Rover.

The Freelander 2 is an update of the earlier Land Rover Freelander. Like its predecessor, the Freelander 2 is an all terrain 4WD with the exceptional on-road performance and off-road ability of a true Land Rover model, and of course with quality Land Rover Freelander parts. The new Freelander 2 is equipped with two new engines - the 2.2-liter TD4 and the 3.2-liter i6 petrol. The fine, elegant interior offers a leather comfortable seats that allows its occupants to feel a smooth riding experience.

The Freelander 2 is equipped with technologically advanced features such as cruise control, full color touch screen DVD satellite navigation, trip computer, auto lights, front rain sensor with auto wiper operation, and park distance control.

When it comes to safety, Freelander 2 will provide customers a bunch of safety features that includes anti-lock braking systems (ABS), emergency brake assists (EBA), corner brake control, dynamic stability control, roll stability control, and hill descent control. The patented technology from Land Rover, which is the Terrain Response technology, is also included in the new Freelander 2. This innovative system developed by Land Rover enables the driver to automatically adjust the engine, gearbox, and chassis system to adapt to the various terrains that it will encounter.

Price range for the new Land Rover Freelander 2 starts at £22,000 and can increase up to £30,000.

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