2015 Land Rover Freelander 2
The arrival of the 2015 Land Rover Freelander 2 brings both, good and bad news for the consumers. Let’s start with the bad news first, 2015 will be the last year for the Freelander as the company has finally decided to put a stop to its production. The good news on the hand is it is going to be replaced by an all-new Discovery Sport. The first Freelander appeared in the market in 1997 and offered a wide range of models and engines. It became pretty successful from the moment it arrives and by 2007; it was amongst the best selling vehicle. It won’t be wrong to say that even today it still has a reputations and doing pretty good.
The year 2014 was the time when Land Rover decided to throw the last Freelander in the market. The 2015 Land Rover Freelander 2 comes with an all-new engine, more equipment and better looks.
As far as our opinion is concerned, the exterior of the Freelander hasn’t been the best, at least during the initial stages. It never gave that X factor that you look for in a vehicle, even with the sport version, the sharpness was missing and it all looked a bit to dull, or should we say modest.
With the 2015 Land Rover Freelander 2, things took a turn. The designers finally put some thought into its exterior and took a bit of inspiration from the Discovery. The vehicle now looks a lot sharper and has that tough look that consumers were looking for. The addition of Xeon LEDs, fog lamps and three-color options and changes to exterior since 2013, have certainly brighten things up for the vehicle.
It is always a good idea to buy the last version of any vehicle. Why? Well simply because mostly all manufacturers go all guns blazing with the final versions. You will get almost anything you are looking for since they want to end on a good note. That said, the Freelander 2 gets some great features inside the cabin. Consumers get an all-new console, new and improved satellite navigation, 5-inch screen providing all the information, brand new sound system and a lot more.
The 2015 Land Rover Freelander 2 comes with two engine options SD4 (diesel) and TD4 (diesel), both turbocharged 2.2-L, 4-cylinder. As far as the TD4 is concerned, it can produce up to 148 HP, 130 pound-feet of torque. And the SD4 produces up to 187 HP with the same amount of torque as TD4. SD4 is obviously quicker when it comes to speed as it hits the 60 mph mark in about 8.5 seconds. On the other hand the TD4 goes from 0 to 60 in 10.9 seconds. The maximum speed with SD4 IS 118 mph, whereas the TD4 goes up to 112 mph.
The driving experience with the Freelander 2 is as good as it can get, living up to its reputation. We must say that the manufacturers have made a serious effort in making sure that the vehicle leaves with a good impression.