The Land Rover Freelander 2 has won Best Compact SUV at the prestigious Auto Express 2010 New Car Awards.
The Land Rover Freelander 2 fought off strong competition from the likes of the Audi Q5, Auto Express Road Test editor, Ross Pinnock, said of the Land Rover Freelander 2: "Can anything stop the rugged Freelander 2? For the third year on the trot, the British-built machine has steamrollered the opposition to secure the compact SUV honours. Premium looks, refined driving dynamics and unbeatable off-road credentials have all helped the Land Rover maintain its grip on the top spot. If you're looking for the best compact 4x4 by far, then your search ends right here."
Land Rover UK's managing director, John Edwards, said: "It's always fantastic to receive positive recognition from the industry for our ever-improving product line-up. However, to win important awards like these, several years running, in what is a highly competitive marketplace, really is testament to the desirability, capability and practicality of our product offering and is something of which we are tremendously proud."
The Land Rover Freelander 2 is Land Rover's best seller in the UK with sales so far this year up 63 per cent versus the same period in 2009.
For 2011, Land Rover will offer customers more choice with the Land Rover Freelander 2 model range. On sale in the UK from the end of September 2010, the line-up will benefit from a new 2.2-litre diesel engine available with either 150PS or 190PS outputs, a new look exterior plus interior alterations including new instrument dials and a new Premium Pack option. As an addition, Land Rover will also offer a 2WD derivative which will be available in the UK from January 2011. Prices for the 4WD 2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 will start from £21,695.Published 4 August 2010