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by Matt Brogan

Land Rover has announced a ‘Sport’ variant of its popular Freelander 2 available for sale in the UK from January next year.

To be made available in two derivatives and two colours – Santorini Black and Lago Grey – the Freelander 2 Sport will feature exclusive 19-inch limited edition diamond-turned alloy-wheels, a unique two-tone interior together with a rear spoiler, colour-keyed exterior trim and matching door handles and mirror casings.

There is a standard model available in both Black and Lago Grey with cloth interior and one with a sports styling pack available only in Lago Grey. A unique two-tone interior is introduced on both derivatives while the sports styling pack will offer an optional leather interior.

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The Sport emblem is embossed on the front and outer rear seat head restraints, with Storm coloured stitching on all seats and unique Ebony interior carpet mats with contrast piping feature throughout.

The Freelander 2 Sport is available with the powerful and economical 2.2-litre TD4 diesel power unit. The manual diesel comes with Stop/Start technology delivering an 8 per cent improvement on CO2 emissions compared to the previous manual diesel Freelander 2 (from 194g/km to 179g/km). The official combined fuel consumption figure is now just 5.57L/100km.

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“With its dynamic styling, the Freelander 2 Sport allows you to combine sporting characteristics with all the sustainability and driveability benefits of the intelligent Stop/Start technology,” said John Edwards, managing director, Land Rover UK.

The Freelander 2 Sport will be priced from £26,695 (AUD$48,485) on-the-road.




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