YORK, NY - An exciting new version of Land
Rover's tough compact Freelander will be shown to the world
for the first time at the New York International Auto Show.
Based on the rugged appeal of the Freelander in the Land
Rover G4 Challenge event, the company will build a limited
number of Tangiers Orange, G4 Edition Freelanders exclusively
for the North American market. The equipment and specification
will be modeled after the vehicles currently in use on the
Land Rover G4 Challenge international adventure competition.
on the current Freelander SE, the G4 Edition will have full-length
roof rails with an expedition roof rack. Appearance and
protection items include an A-frame brush bar, side rails,
and rear lamp guards. The interior upholstery surfaces are
well protected with full waterproof seat covers featuring
the G4 logo. The vehicles will also come equipped with a
sunroof and 17-inch HSE wheels, both upgrades over the SE
have been getting a great reaction to the Freelanders used
in the G4 event,"
says John Landre, Freelander model manager. "Our
customers have been asking if a G4 version of Freelander
might be available. And now it's here."
on all Freelanders, the G4 Edition Freelander features a
174hp, DOHC V6 engine with a five-speed electronically controlled
automatic transmission with CommandShift™, giving
drivers the option of “manual” or fully automatic
shifting. The rugged monocoque construction has reinforcing
framework and four-wheel electronic traction control, as
well as a sophisticated viscous coupling unit (VCU) that
transmits the engine’s power through all four wheels.
Hill Descent Control (HDC) assures safe, sure travel down
mark the limited edition, the Land Rover G4 Challenge badging
is found on the front fenders and rear tailgate and embroidered
into the seat covers. The Land Rover G4 Challenge Edition
Freelander will be available for Summer 2003. Pricing is
not yet set but the target is under $30,000 according to