New Freelander's exterior changes are mostly limited to new tail and headlights, which will switch to LEDs

A revised version of the Land Rover Freelander will be launched at next month’s Moscow motor show.

Exterior changes are mostly limited to new tail and headlights, which will switch to LEDs and are expected to give the car a look a little closer to that of the new Range Rover.

Interior changes are more extensive, and include revisions to the design of the instrument panel, the centre console and the switchgear.

There is no word yet from Land Rover on engine or chassis tweaks, but the 237bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine from the Evoque may be added to the current diesel-only line-up.

 

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13 July 2012

If Land Rover add the 2.0 litre petrol to the UK line up then 90% of them will just get exported to China alongside the huge amount of Petrol Evoques that Land Rover UK is absolutely fuming about being exported there.

17 November 2012

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13 July 2012

The Land Rover looks brilliant, I like it.

13 July 2012

As a Freelander owner, I would love to see a Diesel Hybrid under the bonnet of this new model. It has been mentioned as under development.  Whilst the SD4 engine brought in last year provided reduced Co2  and improved MPG a Hybrid with 50+mpg would be very tempting.   Hopefully there will also be some new alloy wheel designs with this update.  The current alloy wheel designs go back to when the Freelander was launched in 2007. Otherwise it sounds like a great vehicle has just got even better!    

 

13 July 2012

I had the pleasure of having drive one of my firms Ford Transits today, and the gearknob was exactly the same as the one in the new Freelander, nice....

13 July 2012

Can you explain to me your comment about exports to China or am I missing the point somewhere? Regards.

15 July 2012

petegeoff wrote:

Can you explain to me your comment about exports to China or am I missing the point somewhere? Regards.

 

All the manufactureres are suffering from it, a huge amout of cars are being bought for retail here and sent to the far east and India as they can't keep up with demand there. there are a lot of exporters making a lot of money from it. Most manufactureres are against it and will heavily fine dealers that are doing it knowingly.

14 July 2012

I like the swathe of fabric acros the top of the dash and down the centre console - very stylish.

14 July 2012

Although there are only minor changes, I think the mild facelift looks good.  

14 July 2012

That's amazing.

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