The updates for the 2013 Land Rover LR2 will include the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 used on the Range Rover Evoque. The LR2 (which is known as Freelander 2 to Europeans) will get multiple updates, the biggest of which is the 2013 Land Rover LR2. It will be offered with the four banger from the Evoque. The Evoque and new 2013 LR2 have about the same power output. The direct-injected 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 produces 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four replaces the LR2′s old 3.2-liter 230-hp and 234 lb-ft of toque I-6. Land Rover said that the model can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. The fuel economy rating of the LR2 is improved because of the lighter engine but Land Rover has yet to announce its consumption estimates.
The EPA rated the current LR2 with the I-6 at 15/22 mpg city/highway while the new four-pot of LR2 has a rating of 18/28 mpg when used on the Evoque. Just like before, the LR2′s engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive. The exterior updates for the 2013 Land Rover LR2 are minor, including modified headlights and taillights. The 2013 LR2 interior is more modern. Meanwhile, the center stack is totally new and will get a 7-inch touch screen.
To follow the layout of the Evoque, buttons replace the Terrain Response dial. In addition, the LR2 will receive a new instrument panel that’s comparable to that of the Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The panel has a 5-inch color information screen found between the speedometer and tachometer. Furthermore, the LR2 will be available with a standard leather interior, rearview camera with hitch assist, and optional 825-watt 17-speaker sound system. This lineup has a starting price of $37,250 for the base 2013 Land Rover LR2. Meanwhile, the LR2 HSE is priced at $39,750 while the fully loaded LR2 HSE LUX’s price tag says $42,350. The 2013 LR2 is about $700-$850 higher than the outgoing range. Still, they’re priced a lot lower than the base-model Range Rover Evoque four-door that’s priced from $43,995.