Cosmetic facelift attempts to extend the Land Rover Freelander 2’s stay
Kaustubh Shinde, They say sooner or later your passion finds you. Sometime in late 2009, I started writing for IAB and ever since then it has been a roller coaster ride for me. An amazing experience that has taught me a lot, taken me to new places, driven some great cars and met some amazing people. When you don't find me on IAB (very rarely), you will find me either at a coffee shop or an eatery or at the nearest gadget store. Hope you enjoy IAB as much as we do!
The Freelander will soon celebrate its 6th birthday and Land Rover has decided to gift it with visual enhancements.
The updates will bring the Freelander 2 more in-line with the Evoque’s design. The front end’s chrome-ringed grille is smaller and positioned higher up. It is now inline with the revised headlamps. The headlamps feature DRLs and a cluster of LED lavish the tail lamps.
On the inside there will be a radical redesign of the cabin. The plasticky interior will be swapped for a cockpit borrowing more bits from the Evoque’s bin. It will also have MP3 streaming and Bluetooth pairing abilities.
The engines will be further refined to provide more performance and fuel efficiency. The facelift is an attempt to prolong the lif of the Freelander 2. Land Rover is busy developing the all-new Range Rover and thus most of the resources are dedicated towards it. Once the new Range Rover debuts, the company can go back to the Freelander.