Land Rover LR2
Land Rover
aka Land Rover Freelander
Production 2006-present
Class Compact Luxury SUV
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat SUV
Length 177.1 in
Width 85.7 in
Height 68.5 in
Wheelbase 104.7 in
Weight 4255 lb (curb)
Transmission 6-speed Automatic w/ Manual sequential gear changing, intelligent AWD
Engine 3.2 litre inline-6
Power 230 hp @ 6000 rpm
234 lb-ft of torque @ 3200 rpm
Similar BMW X3
Mercedes-Benz GLK
Acura RDX
Infiniti EX
Audi Q5
Volvo XC60
Designer Gerry McGovern

The Land Rover LR2, also known as the Freelander outside the US, is a compact entry-level Luxury SUV manufactured by Land Rover and introduced in 2006 as the replacement of Land Rover's Freelander SUV.

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Recent Changes

  • The 2010 Bologna Motor Show hosted the launch of the 500 unit limited edition Freelander 2 SD4 Sport LE. Priced from £33,945, the Sport LE features a front grille finished in black, a choice of three exclusive paint colors: Fuji White, Santorini Black and Firenze Red, a discrete bodykit and 19-inch alloys, standard front and rear parking sensors, Ebony Windsor or Ebony Napoli leather interior with contrasting stitching or leather stripes, Piano Black finish dashboard trim and new duo-tone floor mats. Underneath, the SD4 LE finds motivation from a 190 hp 2.2-liter four-pot diesel, coupled to a six-speed automatic, capable of accelerating the car from standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 8.7 seconds. Top speed is pegged at 118 mph (190 km/h). It also comes with Land Rover's Intelligent Power Management System (IPMS), which charges the battery with recovered kinetic energy whenever the vehicle is decelerating. The Freelander 2 Sport SD4 Limited Edition can run on 10% biodiesel and has CO2 emissions of 185 g/km.[1]
  • For 2011, the LR2/Freelander 2 receives a significant update and for the first time, a mid-cycle facelift bringing its design into line with the Range Rover Evoque. Also new is the addition of a FWD variant called the LR2/Freelander 2 eD4. All models are available with Land Rover's new EU5 compliant 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine featuring a new variable geometry turbocharger. The standard AWD model comes with either the 150 hp TD4 featuring a manual transmission and Stop/Start tech as standard or an automatic gearbox without Stop/Start as an option, and a 190 hp SD4 version with an automatic transmission only. The eD4 FWD model, on the other hand, is only available with the TD4's engine which, according to the company, has a combined fuel consumption of 47.2mpg UK (equal to 39.2mpg US and 6.0lt/100km), and CO2 emissions of 158g/km making it the most efficient Land Rover ever produced. Other options for the baby Rover will include the Premium Pack that also includes Windsor Leather upholstery, an 8/6 way electric seat, plus unique carpet mats and covered center stowage. [2]
  • The 2010 Detroit Auto Show sees Land Rover unveiling two limited edition Freelanders for the UK, the Freelander 2 Sport and the Freelander 2 "White & Black". Both get extra equipment and special colors. The Sport, finished in Santorini Black or Lago Grey, will feature 19-inch limited edition diamond-turned alloy-wheels, unique two-tone interior in contrasting Ebony and Storm together with a rear spoiler, color-keyed exterior trim and matching door handles and mirror casings, Sport emblem embossed on the front and outer rear seat head restraints, Storm colored stitching on all seats and Ebony interior carpet mats with contrast piping and Stop-Start technology mated only to the 2.2-liter TD4 diesel power unit. The powerplant delivers an 8% improvement on CO2 emissions while returning 42.2mpg UK. The "White & Black", on the other hand, are available in either Alaska White or Santorini Black. It features LR's start and stop system, 17-inch alloy wheels, load space cover and keyless starter button. Underneath, motivation comes from a 2.2-litre diesel powertrain mated to a 6-speed manual, delivering a combined fuel economy of 42.2mpg UK (35.2 mpg US or 6.7 lt / 100 kilometers). Pricing for the Sport starts at £26,695 while the White & Black begins at £19,495.[3][4]


"White & Black"

  • In 2009, Land Rover released a special edition model called the TD4-e. For more information, go to TD4-e.
  • For 2008, the LR2 range is joined by the better equipped LR2 HSE. The package includes body color bumpers and side sills, a rear spoiler, titanium door handles, 19in alloy wheels, new electronically adjustable seats and a storage box with a sliding cover.

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  • RECALL ALERT: On December 13, 2010, Land Rover, in tandem with the NHTSA, will commence a recall affecting around 3000 Freelanders built between November 12, 2009, through August 23, 2010 due to defective front airbag/s that may not deploy as intended or at all because of a potential problem with the shorting bar in the clock spring, which may become disconnected when the air bag module connector is installed. To fix the problem, the company said it will install a spacer into the driver's airbag clock spring harness connector. This service will be performed free of charge. Owners of the affected LR2s can contact Land Rover at 800-637-6837. [5]


European report on Freelander Safety


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The Land Rover LR2 TD4-e is an environmentally friendly model released in 2009. The model uses a 2.2 litre turbo diesel mated with the 6 spped manual gearbox but unlike regular diesels, the engine utilises a stop-start hybrid system. When the car is not moving, the system shuts down the engine and reoperates once the car moves. Also, the TD4-e is the first of the marque's models to achieve full End Of Life certification meaning it's 85% recyclable and 95% re-usable. The TD4-e uses 6.7 litres/100 km.

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