2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 8 December 2010 , 14:12:30 byVeronica

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Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition

The Bologna Motor Show hosted the launch of the 2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 Limited Edition, appearing with a refreshed interior and exterior design, a car model which manages to bring the practicality and space of the Freelander 2. It is currently the best-selling model from the range and offers its customers performance, efficiency and sporty styling. A sophisticated black finish was added to the grille and side vents, offering its customers a choice of three extrior colourways in either the new Firenze-Red, Santorini Black or Fuji White. Ebony Windsor leather with contrast Pimento stitch fill the interior, impressing the driver and the passengers with Ebony carpet mats with a contrast edge of either Ivory or Pimento. Powered by a 190PS diesel engine, the Freelander 2 SD4 Sport reaches a top speed of 118mph and accelerates to 60mph in 8.7 seconds. CO2 emissions are reduced to 185 g/km by adding an Intelligent Power Management which ensures a smart changing of the battery by recovering kinetic energy whenever the car slows down.

Land Rover today launches the new Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition at the Bologna Motor Show.


This Limited Edition brings together the space and practicality of the Freelander 2, with a refreshed interior and exterior design to create a sportier more overt sense of style.


The exterior has been given a striking renewal, with a sophisticated black finish to the grille and the side vents, a new body styling pack which offers cleaner profiling to the front corners, and a choice of three exterior colourways in either Fuji White, Santorini Black or the all-new Firenze Red. A rear spoiler also features, together with 19" Shadow Chrome alloy wheels, body coloured door handles and mirror caps, and privacy glass to further emphasise the dynamic look of this premium limited edition. Front and rear parking sensors will be available as standard.


The interior is available in Ebony Windsor leather with contrast Pimento stitch, or Ebony Napoli leather with matching contrast Windsor leather highlight stripe on the seats. Piano Black fascia finisher also features together with Ebony carpet mats with a contrast edge of either Ivory or Pimento. These design themes, with the contrast colours and unique stripe design offer a distinct and sporty look for the Freelander 2.


The Freelander 2 SD4 Sport is powered by the new state-of-the-art 190PS diesel engine. This Limited Edition (available with automatic transmission only) accelerates from rest to 60mph in 8.7 seconds with an increased top speed of 118mph.


The use of an Intelligent Power Management System (IPMS) provides 'smart charging' of the battery by recovering kinetic energy when the vehicle is slowing wherever possible, rather than consuming fuel by charging when the vehicle is accelerating, and in addition to this, the Freelander 2 Sport SD4 Limited Edition is compatible with 10 percent biodiesel rather than five percent. With these improved efficiencies, CO2 emissions are reduced to 185g/km with a corresponding fuel economy benefit.


"The Freelander 2 SD4 Sport Limited Edition offers customers the practicality, performance and efficiency of our best-selling compact SUV with more dramatic, sporty styling and the overall package represents good value for money," said Colin Green, managing director, Land Rover UK.


The Freelander 2 is currently Land Rover's best-selling model, with over 215,000 sold globally since its launch in 2006.