Land Rover is upgrading the Freelander compact SUV this summer to further boost its appeal, comfort and capability. Land Rover is introducing new equipment specifications for the new Freelander range, which will become available starting early June.
The new Freelander will a new three-grade line-up – the Metropolis edition that replaces the HSE as the most luxurious model; the SE Tech edition that replaces the XS variant; and the XE that replaces the GS as the entry-level Freelander.
The Metropolis builds on the HSE LUX model, benefiting from a package of modern standard features to further improve style, increase functionality and enhance cabin comfort.
The features electrically adjustable front seats (eight-way for driver, six-way for passenger) upholstered in premium Windsor leather; touchscreen managed satellite navigation; an 825W meridian surround sound system; a panoramic sunroof; and a 19-inch diamond-turned wheels.
The Freelander Metropolis also features Xenon headlights with Land Rover’s signature LED daytime running lights, heated steering wheel and luxury carpet mats as well as a reversing camera, premium metallic paint and gloss black interior detailing.
The SE grade, meanwhile, builds on the existing GS specification while adding a heated windscreen, front fog lights, front and rear center armrests and 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. It also features a Design Pack that combines color-matched bumpers and sills.
The SE grade also includes heated leather seats, climate control, Bluetooth, rear parking sensors and heater, power-folding door mirrors.
On the other hand, the SE Tech grade further builds on the SE specs, adding a 380W Meridian audio system, touchscreen-controlled navigation, automatic headlights and wipers as well as 19-inch 10-spoke alloys. Freelander’s powertrain options include the TD4 engine paired with manual transmission (SE and SE Tech grades only) and the SD4 engine mated to automatic gearbox (all grades).
The new 2015 Freelander has an on-sale date of 9 June and pricing starts at £27,765 in the UK, while the Freelander Metropolis costs £35,995. [source: Land Rover]