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Old 23rd August 2012, 21:54   #1
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These are the first official pictures of the facelifted Land Rover Freelander 2, to be officially revealed at the upcoming Moscow Motor Show.

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The subtle exterior tweaks include new re-profiled front and rear lights that feature the latest in Xenon and LED technology. The grille also gets a new finish.

The interior is where all the major changes are seen. The chief addition is an all-new centre console. This houses a 7-inch touchscreen that incorporates the audio controls for the all-new Meridian audio system. This upmarket audio system will also be available in the all-new Range Rover.

The dial of the Terrain Response system behind the gear lever is replaced by a series of switches, which also frees up additional storage space. The parking brake is now electrically operated.

There is a new 5-inch colour screen that sits between the instrument dials in the instrument panel, while the docking station for the key has been replaced by a keyless go system, which allows the engine to be started as long as the key is present in the car.

There is also the addition of a new Dynamic trim in some global markets. This variant comes with 19-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, a bodykit and gloss black trim for exterior detailing.

The Freelander’s engine range carries over unchanged from before, and will be powered by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel producing 148bhp (SD) and 187bhp (HSE).

The revised Freelander 2 / LR2 will make its global premiere at the Moscow International Motor Show on Wednesday 29 August, 2012, before it goes on sale this fall.
SOURCE: Land Rover Freelander 2 facelift revealed | News | Autocar India

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Damn! The facelift looks stunning! Love the new centre-console, especially the new analog clock. The new headlamps have made it even more drool-worthy. The Freelander-2 is just perfect for my requirements. If only it was a little bit cheaper.
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Old 23rd August 2012, 22:26   #2
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Looks quite stunning this facelifted Freelander. Especially the new exterior color and neat dashboard layout.
Strange they missed out on the popular facelift trick - the DRLs.
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Love the analog clock.
Love the leather seats.

Hate the headlights.
I am still convinced that SUV's should have normal headlights.
The whole HID/LED makes them look like "Trying too hard".
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Is there any info about it subsequently coming to the Indian market? I am contemplating to purchase the baby Landie soon, but wouldn't mind hanging out a little while longer. Should probably be worth the wait.
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Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Any idea how much I'd need to save up to buy this beauty in India ?
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Is there any info about it subsequently coming to the Indian market? I am contemplating to purchase the baby Landie soon, but wouldn't mind hanging out a little while longer. Should probably be worth the wait.
Nothing official yet but since the Freelander 2 is assembled in Maharashtra, it'll take a couple of months to begin with. Expect the facelift to be assembled starting later this year or in 2013. Do wait for the facelift to come-out as even the current car will have some discounts on it then.

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Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Any idea how much I'd need to save up to buy this beauty in India ?
The current car costs close to Rs. 39-40 lakhs (on-road), don't know whether the facelift will cost more or less than that.
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Few of the updates are good. Especially the interiors. However the rear end remains uninspiring as earlier.
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Nothing official yet but since the Freelander 2 is assembled in Maharashtra, it'll take a couple of months to begin with. Expect the facelift to be assembled starting later this year or in 2013. Do wait for the facelift to come-out as even the current car will have some discounts on it then.



The current car costs close to Rs. 39-40 lakhs (on-road), don't know whether the facelift will cost more or less than that.
How does it compare to X3, I am looking at the same option either FR2 (face lifted) or X3. Is there any discussion on these 2 options?
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How does it compare to X3, I am looking at the same option either FR2 (face lifted) or X3. Is there any discussion on these 2 options?
It depends actually. If you're going to be driving it on tarmac, then the X3 makes more sense. Not only is it better to drive but because its a soft-roader it behaves more like a sedan. The Freelander2 on the other hand is a scaled-down version of a mud-plugging monster (read: Land Rover). Because of the taller springs, the handling - although great - would be a little more SUV-ish. There would be a fair amount of body-roll and the steering feedback would be limited. The Land Rover then is perfect if you have an appetite for off-roading.

I personally like the Freelander2 more so I may be a little biased towards it. If you want something more exclusive, you could also checkout the Volvo XC60.
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I have been a HUGE fan of LRs. I have always dreamed to own a RR Sport.

Some day, Freelander would be my first step into the LR territory. I loved the new facelift. Looks modern, yet brute. I guess this will look smashing in darker colours like brown, grey and black.
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Very nice except for the shape of the taillights and the gate. Land Rover should have changed it.

That's the most unappealing part of the current Freelander too.
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The freelander is a superb vehicle but it a quite overpriced in India. (considering that they are reported to be CKD units.) But then so are many of the alternatives.

On road and from a practical point of view the X3 and even more so the Q5 would seem to make more sense.

Though personally I do love the Feelander 2 more. TATA JLR should go a bit aggressive on their entry models to get some numbers on the road initially.
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How does it compare to X3, I am looking at the same option either FR2 (face lifted) or X3. Is there any discussion on these 2 options?
I extensively TDed the FR-2 and the X3 at Bangalore. While the on road (NICE) the X3 felt faster and better planted, when I took it into one of the gullies to check the suspension and pothole handling, the FR-2 was way better. Supple, tough and felt like it was made for that terrain.

I also took both of them offroading to a construction site and it goes without saying that the FR-2 beat the living daylights out of the X3 there.

What would I buy @ 40.00lac INR? The FR-2 SE in a shade of green or white.
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I extensively TDed the FR-2 and the X3 at Bangalore. While the on road (NICE) the X3 felt faster and better planted, when I took it into one of the gullies to check the suspension and pothole handling, the FR-2 was way better. Supple, tough and felt like it was made for that terrain.

I also took both of them offroading to a construction site and it goes without saying that the FR-2 beat the living daylights out of the X3 there.

What would I buy @ 40.00lac INR? The FR-2 SE in a shade of green or white.
Thanks, have you tried the HSE model, is there a noticeable power difference between SE & HSE?
Any details on when they would launch the face lift?

Also, I hear that they may launch the FR-3 by mid 2014, any clue?
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Thanks, have you tried the HSE model, is there a noticeable power difference between SE & HSE?
Any details on when they would launch the face lift?

Also, I hear that they may launch the FR-3 by mid 2014, any clue?
I tried the HSE too and the difference in power becomes evident only at speeds beyond 160kmph. The other features are only cosmetic in nature and can be ignored.
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