The Land Rover Freelander has been given a premium push as part of a whole host of revisions for 2013.
Most of the changes to the revised Freelander, seen in public for the first time at today's Moscow motor show, centre on making the cabin more luxurious.
The subtle exterior tweaks from before include new front and rear lights that feature the latest in Xenon LED technology. There’s also a new graphic for the front running lights, and a new finish to the front grille and fog lamp bezels among other minor details changes.
But the real revisions how come inside, where Land Rover has given the Freelander a Range Rover Evoque-style push upmarket.
The chief addition is an all-new centre console. This houses a new 7in touchscreen that controls many of the interior’s functions, including the optional sat-nav and the audio controls for a new audio system from Jaguar Land Rover’s recently appointed audio partner, Meridian.
Another change is the series of switches to replace the dial of the Terrain Response system behind the gear lever, a move that also frees up additional storage space. Additional room is made available with the adoption of a new electric parking brake.
Elsewhere, there is a new 5in colour screen that sits between the instrument dials in the instrument binnacle. The docking station for the key has been replaced by a keyless go system, which allows the engine to be started so long as the key is present in the car.
Equipment additions include a rear view camera and a ‘Say What You See’ voice activation system that allows the user to control certain audio, sat-nav, climate control and phone functions using their voice.