Land Rover launches Freelander 2 in India
Land Rover has launched the Freelander 2 in the compact premium 4x4 segment in India, joining the Discovery 4, the sports tourer, the Range Rover Sport and the luxury 4x4, the Range Rover which were launched in the country in June this year.
"The Freelander 2 has redefined the compact premium 4x4 segment. It delivers outstanding on-road performance as well as class-leading off-road ability, the hallmark of Land Rovers. A dynamic design, purposeful stance, smart and spacious interior, and an abundance of advanced technologies complete the package," a press release issued by Tata Motors said.
According to it, the Freelander 2 is powered by a 2.2 litre common rail turbodiesel engine. The engine is transversely mounted to provide extra space for better crash protection, front end styling and allows a shorter bonnet for more cabin space. Land Rover’s unique Terrain Response® system is standard on the vehicle.
It said the vehicle has a strong monocoque body and inner safety cell, with front and rear crumple zones which absorb energy on impact. It received a 5-star rating in the rigorous Euro NCAP tests for Adult Occupant Protection – a first in its class. This, along with Dynamic Technology Systems, Airbags and Command Driving Position complete the all-terrain, all weather package of the Freelander 2, the release said.
"We are encouraged by the response to the Land Rover vehicles in India. The Freelander 2, Land Rover's best-selling model globally, now complements the Land Rover range in the country. As we expand our reach across various cities in India, we will continuously enhance the Land Rover product portfolio and enable more and more customers to experience the benchmark in premium offroading vehicles," Mr Rohit Suri, Head, Premier Car Division, Tata Motors, said.
According to the release, the Freelander 2 is available in 3 trim levels in India---S, SE and HSE--with a starting price of Rs 33.79 lakhs ex-Mumbai.