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By Chris Chilton
27 October 2006 09:00
This is Freelander 2, an all-new British-built small premium off-roader, not to mention the successor to the car that kicked off the whole market for such cars. The final Land Rover designed by Geoff Upex before his retirement, Freelander 2 is bigger - 50mm longer, 109mm wider and 32mm taller - than the old car, faster, better equipped and, yes, more expensive too. A worthy addition to the Land Rover family? Read on to find out.
The new Freelander is just that, new. The body is a conventional steel monocoque constructed from high-strength steel but it’s not light, leading to a total kerbweight of around 1800kg depending on model. Suspension is all-independent by coils and gas dampers, the brakes are relatively large and plusher Freelanders will come with a version of Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. Like the Discovery’s and Range Rover’s, it has four modes: general driving, mud and ruts, slippery surfaces and sand and uses electronics to brake each wheel and send torque wherever suits.
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The new Freelander has been in Australia for six monts or so and after a lot of thinking about the choice between a x3 TD4 and the new shortie Pajero (Shogun in UK I think). I purchased last month (Dec 2007). I could'nt be happier. I have been a Range Rover owner for the last ten years and prior to that three Pajeros. All my previous 4x4 have been off road in Australia many times and I cant wait to give the Freelander a go. What a well built car with plenty going for it - Freelander TD4 will soon get rid of the reputation its predecessors had in this country.
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