Details of Freelander 2 revealed

Land Rover has unveiled the details of its revamped version of Freelander.

The Freelander 2 has a 2.2-litre diesel engine that has two states of tune, alongside Land Rover's Stop/Start technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

It comes in two versions - the 150-horsepower TD4 featuring a manual transmission (an automatic gearbox without Stop/Start is available as a cost option), or as the 190-horsepower SD4, which is available in automatic transmission only.

The revised SUV (sports utility vehicle) boasts of reduced CO2 emissions at 165g/km and 185g/km respectively with corresponding fuel economy benefits.

The new Freelander, which also has new and more stylish interiors as well as exteriors, is set to hit the market in September.

The 4 x 4 manufacturer has also announced for the first time a 2WD derivative called the Freelander 2 eD4 that will be available n the UK from January 2011. Its fuel consumption will be at 47.2mpg and will have a CO2 emission rate of 158g/km.

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