Frankfurt - The New 2004 Freelander
receives new front and rear bumpers, new mesh grilles and
twin pocket style headlamps, giving Freelander the family
face first seen on new Range Rover. The revised front headlamps
are more than cosmetic, delivering a substantially higher
volume of light output – improved by 70 per-cent.
The new bumpers are now body coloured, incorporate integral
front foglamps on some derivatives. New taillights are now
mounted higher for improved visibility and have the added
bonus of being clear of mud and dust when Freelander is
off-road. New bonnet and rear door badging gives the car
a more contemporary look, which is carried over into the
aimed to give the Freelander the classiest cabin in the
compact 4x4 market," said Land Rover’s director
of design, Geoff Upex. "Trim materials are improved,
including the use of leather upholstery and metallic finishes.
The whole styling approach was to produce a cabin that looked
understated but very high class. The distinctive horizontal
and vertical planes, as seen in the Range Rover, are carried
onto the Freelander. That is now part of Land Rover’s
cabin design DNA."
new cabin improves upon the already high standard set by
Freelander, with revised front seats on most models giving
improved under-thigh and body support.
of the driver there is a new dashboard with revised instrumentation
and repositioned switches for minor controls. Revised door
trims on the five-door model now contain the relocated electric
widow lift switches.
the range for 2004 is a new 'Sport' derivative, which improves
upon Freelander's already impressive on–road performance.
The Sport is instantly recognisable by its distinctive Sport
badging and larger 18–inch alloy wheels. Mechanical
revisions for the Sport include revised suspension, the
Sport has been lowered by 30mm and is equipped with firmer
springs and dampers.
inside the Sport also benefits from the revisions made to
the 2004 Freelander range and comes finished in a 'technical
look' Black Mogul trim and is extremely well equipped. Standard
features includes CD player with six speakers, front fog
lamps, air conditioning, leather-covered steering wheel,
remote ICE controls, driver and passenger air bags, ABS
plus traction control, Hill Descent Control (HDC) and headlamp
Sport will be available in European markets only, as a three-door
or five-door, and with the smooth and refined Td4, 2.0-litre
common rail direct injection four-cylinder turbodiesel,
or with a 2.5-litre 24-valve quad-cam all-aluminium V6 petrol
engine. Freelander is available with five-speed automatic
transmission, (standard on the V6) or with a five-speed