KUALA LUMPUR: Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has launched the updated 2011 Freelander 2 premium compact sports utility vehicle for the Malaysian market.
The new 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 now sports subtle exterior and interior updates and an upgraded, more powerful yet fuel efficient 2.2-litre 190PS turbodiesel engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The retail price without insurance remains the same at RM271,388 (Peninsular Malaysia) and RM274,888 (Sabah and Sarawak).
On the exterior, the new Freelander 2 SD4 has gained a more Range Rover-like front grille with Titan finish, re-profiled bumpers, new design head- and tail-lights and revised fog lamp bezels.
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Other styling updates included body-coloured parts such as the Oberon painted tailgate handle and door handles, headlamp washer jets and door mirrors. New 19-inch alloy wheels add to a smarter and sportier look.
Inside the cabin, the 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 now sports a more contemporary fascia with new clearer dials. Space is abundant with generous head, shoulder and legroom.
All passengers can enjoy the view with Land Rover’s unique stadium seating that puts rear seat passengers 50 mm higher than those in the front seats. Rear seats can split 60/40 for a more versatile loadspace.
With a maximum output of 190PS (140kW) and 420Nm of torque, the Freelander’s turbo-diesel engine offers 30PS more power and 20Nm more torque at a lower revolution per minute (RPM) than the outgoing model. This translates to better engine response and more mid-range strength for towing.
The new Freelander 2 is equipped with Land Rover’s pioneering Terrain Response system.
|Inside sports a more contemporary fascia with new clearer dials.
It is designed to adapt the responses of the vehicle's engine, gearbox, centre coupling and chassis systems to match the demands of the terrain for optimal drivability, comfort and traction.
The Terrain Response system also controls stability and traction aids such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Corner Brake Control (CBC), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
Meanwhile, Land Rover Malaysia will be organising a roadshow to showcase the 2011 Land Rover range at Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur from March 3–6.
An exclusive offer awaits customers who purchase any model from the 2011 Land Rover range during the four-day event.
For more information on the special offer, call: Land Rover Jalan Ipoh at tel: 03-6258 6888, Land Rover Petaling Jaya at tel: 03-79463800 or toll-free: 1-800-88-3181