Land Rover's all new Freelander 2 has emerged as one of the stars of the British International Motor Show. Visitors have flocked to the Land Rover stand to get their first views of the exciting new compact 4x4, which made its world debut at the show at London's ExCeL exhibition centre.
The Freelander 2 is new from the ground up, with outstanding on-road performance as well as the class-leading off-road ability expected of a true Land Rover. A dynamic design, purposeful stance, smart and spacious interior and an abundance of advanced technologies complete the package.
Andy Griffiths, Land Rover's UK Marketing Director, said, "We've been delighted with the level of interest shown in the new Freelander 2. Not only have visitors been making a bee-line to our stand to see the car in the metal for the first time but we've had thousands of people asking for more details about it. We're confident many of those inquiries will turn into sales. It's been a really successful show for us."
Prices for the Freelander 2 will start at approximately £22,000 and rise to over £30,000. Land Rover dealers are taking orders for the new vehicles now and more specification information such as available colours and 360 degree design tours are available online at www.landrover.co.uk.
As well as unveiling the all new Freelander 2 at ExCeL, Land Rover launched its industry leading CO2 Offset Programme to help balance emissions from its manufacturing operations and customer vehicles. The pilot programme, to be run by Climate Care, will fund schemes for alternative forms of energy, such as wind and solar power, energy efficiency and technology change. The programme will run from September to the end of 2008, during which time it's estimated two million tonnes of CO2 will be offset.
Visitors to the motor show were able to experience Land Rover's current range of products for themselves by visiting the Land Rover Terrapod off-road course, situated outside the south hall of ExCeL.Published 30 July 2006