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LAND ROVER Freelander Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 1998
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
 

2009 - 2014

While the first generation of the Freelander was built in cooperation with BMW, the second generation was developed together with Ford and improved in 2009. When Land Rover started to built SUVs, the result was a more capable off-road vehicle than many off-road vehicles with low-range gear. The Freelander 2 was exactly that kind of vehicle. Its main advantage was the Terrain Response system, ...

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gasoline engines:

  LAND ROVER Freelander - LR2 2.0L Si4 GTDi 4WD 6AT (240 HP)

  LAND ROVER Freelander - LR2 3.2L 6AT (230 HP)

diesel engines:

2006 - 2009

It was the second attempt made by Land Rover to build an SUV, and the result was a capable off-road vehicle that could put a shame on other 4x4 vehicles. Land Rover Freelander was the last vehicle developed with Ford before the blue-oval carmaker sold its stakes to the Indian company Tata. The platform was used for the Ford Mondeo and Volvo XC60 as well, but the result was better for the ...

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diesel engines:

  LAND ROVER Freelander - LR2 2.2 6AT (160 HP)

  LAND ROVER Freelander - LR2 2.2 6MT (160 HP)

2003 - 2007

In 1997 Land Rover was part of the BMW Group and introduced the Freelander as its first unibody SUV on the market. In 2003, it received a major facelift. The Freelander was also known as the "Baby Land Rover" since it was the youngest and smallest car in its stable. Despite being an SUV without low-range gear, it was able to cope well in rough terrain with ease. Its BMW diesel engin...

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2000 - 2003

When BMW bought the Land Rover from British Aerospace, it found the Freelander as an almost finished product and worked only on the facelifted model, which appeared in 2000. The first generation of the Freelander was longer than the Range Rover Series 1 and featured a longer wheelbase than the former company's flagship. It was a beloved car and, for five years, it dominated the compact-S...

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1998 - 2000

At the end of the '80s, Land Rover desperately needed a new product, and it developed it after British Aerospace bought the Rover Group in 1988. The development program took almost a decade, but the Freelander exceeded the expectation. It became the most successful vehicle in Land Rover's history and market leader for five years in a row. But it wasn't developed with BMW, as so...

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