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In Brief - (Australia)

June 29th, 2007





Exterior Design

  • Fresh and more premium exterior, designed to reflect both on-road and off-road capabilities
  • Long wheelbase and short overhangs help deliver purposeful 4x4 proportions
  • Dynamic stance, chiselled lines and smooth, simple surfaces
  • Distinctive Land Rover genes, including clamshell bonnet and stepped roof
  • Watch-like detailing in the wrap-around headlamps and tail-lamps

Powertrain

  • Two new engines, delivering excellent combinations of performance, refinement and fuel economy
    • More powerful and more economical than the previous Freelander engines
    • Extensively developed to meet Land Rover's tough off-roading requirements
  • Smooth, powerful and compact new 3.2-litre i6 petrol engine
    • Maximum power 171 kW maximum torque 317 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h in 8.9 sec
    • Combined average fuel consumption 11.2 l/100 km
    • Exceptionally compact straight six-cylinder configuration
    • Transverse engine mounting improves cabin space and helps efficiency of safety systems
    • Advanced technologies include Cam Profile Switching and Variable Valve Timing
  • Responsive, refined and torquey 2.2-litre TD4 turbodiesel
    • Maximum power 118 kW; maximum torque 400 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h in 11.2 sec
    • Combined average fuel consumption 8.5 l/100 km)
    • New, variable-nozzle turbocharger helps deliver excellent response, huge mid-range torque and flat power curve
    • Latest common-rail injection system aids economy and refinement
  • New six-speed automatic transmission standard across the range
    • CommandShiftô manual sequential gear changes and sport mode standard on both petrol and diesel models

Driving Dynamics

  • Class-leading breadth of capability, combining agile, predictable and refined on-road behaviour with outstanding off-road ability
  • New, fully independent suspension system, with front and rear coil-sprung struts
  • Responsive rack-and-pinion steering, reach- and rake-adjustable
  • Supple suspension and torsional body stiffness contribute to the excellent on-road comfort
  • Full-time intelligent 4x4 transmission optimises traction and economy, featuring new electronically-controlled centre coupling
  • Land Rover's unique Terrain Responseô system aids off-road driving - standard on all models
  • 210 mm ground clearance and wading depth of 500 mm
  • Advanced stability and traction aids, including Electronic Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control and Hill Descent Control
  • New Gradient Release Control system improves driver control on steep hills
  • Large vented disc brakes with latest-generation four-channel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist and Corner Brake Control
  • Roll Stability Control system , the most sophisticated roll-over prevention technology ever fitted to a Land Rover

Body

  • Five-door monocoque body, almost twice as stiff as some competitors
    • Great strength and torsional rigidity for excellent vehicle refinement and safety
  • Seven airbags
  • Large areas of glass for excellent visibility, with optional panoramic sunroof
  • Choice of headlamp technologies, including optional Adaptive Front Lighting (AFS) that swivels with the direction of travel

Interior Design and Features

  • Premium cabin, designed to be comfortable, well equipped and spacious
  • Elegant interior design, executed with high-quality materials
  • Generous interior space with good head, shoulder and leg room
  • Elevated 'command view' driving position, plus easy-to-reach main controls
  • Rear 'stadium seating' allows passengers a better view
  • Leather seats with 6-way driver electric adjustment and 4-way passenger electric adjustment, drivers seat memory standard on the HSE model
  • Asymmetric-split rear seat folds to provide a completely flat load area
  • Large luggage capacity - 38 per cent more than previous Freelander (with rear seat raised)


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