The Land Rover Freelander 2, has scooped the 4x4 category accolade in the Parkers' New Car Awards 2011.
The 2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 features a refined 2.2 litre diesel engine offering two power outputs - the 190hp SD4 and the 150hp TD4. Class-leading on and off-road performance, featuring Terrain Response, a premium cabin, improved fuel economy and an affordable cost of ownership ensures a winning package.
The Parkers' New Car Awards aim to identify 'the cars that make your cash go further' and are based on hard facts powered by the Parkers cost of motoring tool. The cost of motoring tool enables consumers to easily identify the costs of a new or used car, taking into account all of the costs such as servicing, showroom tax, fuel consumption and depreciation.
Commenting on the award, Kieren Puffett, editor of Parkers said: "The Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 'S' won the Parkers' New Car Awards 2011 4x4 category because the Freelander has genuine off-road capability, has an up market feel, high build quality and a roomy interior."
"With Land Rover's introduction of stop/start technology it has also helped the Land Rover Freelander improve its fuel consumption and lower emissions, so the 2.2 TD4 S now delivers 45mpg and sits in road tax band G saving around £80 a year. With strong residual values and highly competitive running costs the Land Rover Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 'S' is the 4x4 that makes the car buyer's cash go the furthest."
Colin Green, Land Rover managing director added: "We are pleased that the Freelander 2 has won the Parkers' New Car Award. This latest accolade not only recognises Land Rover's renowned all round capability but also the outstanding value and excellent cost of ownership offered by the Freelander 2."
The Land Rover Freelander 2 is manufactured at the award-winning Halewood plant in Liverpool, Merseyside and exported to over 160 markets around the world. The Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4 'S' is on-sale in the UK with pricing starting at £22,745 on the road.Published 16 March 2011