Monday, February 20, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Land Rover Freelander 2 to come in a new avatar
Since Jaguar Land Rover has been occupied by the Indian auto giant Tata Motors its sales stats have improved a lot in both domestic auto market and global auto market. It has been a year since the car maker; Jaguar Land Rover started assembling its luxury SUV, the Freelander 2 at its Pune facility. Speculations are that the company might unveil a face-lifted variant of Freelander 2. The revamped Freelander 2 is subjected to get fresh headlamps along with more exotic chrome finished fog lights and ultimate grille surrounding.
At present, Land Rover Freelander 2 is available at the nominal price tag of Rs. 38,59,234 (Ex-showroom Delhi) that seems to be a better option than cars like Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC90.
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Earlier, the company unveiled the face-lifted Freelander 2 in year 2010 and the upcoming face-lifted prototype of this car is speculated to be showcased at the Paris Auto Show in coming September. Recently, the revamped Freelander 2 has been spotted by the automobile enthusiasts during its testing phase that clearly indicates that the new Freelander 2 might make its presence in 2013. Symmetric headlamps, tail lamps and fresh front grille would be new in this car. Moreover, it is mumbled that the new Freelander 2 might get better interior trims and increased fuel efficiency.
Currently, Land Rover Freelander 2 comes mated by a 2.2 liter diesel in-line that churns peak power of 150 PS at 4,000 rpm from its manual transmission and 190 PS at3,500 rpm from its automatic transmission variant, with its maximum torque being 420 Nm at 1750 rpm. Land Rover is presently leading the Indian luxury SUV segment with its available premium crossovers - the Discovery 4, the Freelander 2, the Range Rover and the Range Rover Sport. It would be quite interesting to see how both Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors redesign the new Freelander 2.