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2004 Land Rover Freelander Debuts at Frankfurt Show

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 revised interior.

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"We’ve 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."

The 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.

Ahead 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.

Joining 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.

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On the 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 levelling.

The 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 manual transmission.


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