"New Freelander, new benchmark"
27 October 2006

Land Rover has delivered another winner with its new Freelander, judging by Autocar's first drives of the British manufacturer's latest effort.Autocar road tester Matt Prior came away impressed from drives in both the straight-six petrol and diesel versions. "None of the Freelander's rivals can touch it for showroom appeal," he said. "This car feels like a proper Land Rover. Some of its rivals are roomier, more relaxed on the motorway or more engaging on twisty roads. But none has the Freelander's breadth of ability."

To read more of Matt's impressions, click here.

For unbeatable coverage of the new Freelander, though, don't miss the 1 November issue of Autocar magazine. It includes a free 68-page book on the Freelander's design, engineering and development, plus the first group test of the car against BMW's X3 and other key rivals.

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