The Land Rover Freelander is to be switched out by a brand-new version rebranded as part of the Revelation assortment from 2015. The Freelander substitute will be a member of an extended Discovery line-up, according to business sources and will be based upon a stretched Evoque platform and has currently been referred to as the “infant Discover”.
Main details on the new Discovery range will start to emerge in the very first half of 2014 to accompany the Discovery’s 25th anniversary. The full production variation will after that star at September’s Paris show. The going down of the Freelander name will follow the change in the United States market in 2006, where the Freelander and Discovery are referred to as LR2 and LR4 in the United States.
At Land Rover’s current 65th anniversary events, worldwide brand supervisor John Edwards resolved informing reporters that the business was based on “three well-known brands: Range Rover, Discovery and Defender” part of Land Rover’s long-lasting technique to split its products towards three distinct “columns”:.
The “deluxe” column currently has the three Range Rover versions; it will certainly be finished off by a flagship £ 120,000-plus Range Rover Ultimate at the Dubai Motor Show, in addition to a long-wheelbase Range Rover that will certainly debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show program.
The “dual-purpose” column will certainly have the new Defender family members.
The Discovery and its new infant bro will populate the “leisure” column– thus the Discovery lettering on the nose, which takes design components from the 2014 model.
It’s know that two versions will certainly switch out the Freelander– a seven-seater and a five-seater variation. Both designs will certainly be built in Merseyside at the Halewood manufacturing facility making use of a scalable steel system being created at Land Rover broadened network of test websites in Germany, Dubai, the US and Sweden, in addition to the UK.
The Land Rover Freelander in1997The Freelander badge was first seen in 1997 with The Freelander 2 being released in its present form in 2006 and given a mild transformation for 2013. The “baby Discover” promises to be a considerable advance from the present Freelander, offering better wading depth, better interior packaging and much boosted boot room.
The 2015 Land Rover Freelander will certainly make the most of the all-new four-cylinder gasoline and diesel motor, which will certainly be constructed at a new £ 500million Engine Production Centre in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands from 2015. Land Rover claims these will certainly deliver “class-leading levels of improvement and significant decreases in emissions”.
The new Freelander is anticipated to be supplied with the recent nine-speed automated gearbox, in addition to the Haldex 5 four-wheel-drive system which is managed by a variation of the automatic Landscapes Feedback 2 device. An effective front-wheel-drive version will additionally be offered, appealing to provide a lot better fuel economy than the existing eD4, which declares 47.1 mpg.
2015 Land Rover Freelander Price
When the freshly brander Freelander vehicle hits dealerships, it’s most likely to be a lot more budget friendly compared to the Land Rover Evoque which presently costs from virtually £ 30,000. The Freelander should begin at around £ 25,000. The substitute is anticipated to go on sale in very early 2015, nevertheless you can buy utilized Land Rover Freelander versions from Hunters.