Land Rover will bring out a successor
of their smallest model,
Freelander next year. Tests will have to show whether the new little one
from the United Kingdom will set benchmarks in the compact Crossover Utility
Vehicle segment. And there is severe competition.
It will have to compete
cheaper cars from Asia and some upcoming expensive but
prestigious offers from Europe. But, there are not all too many car
makers that can advertise a model's second generation in this class. The
Brits proudly under-
line this fact by adding the number 2 to its name.
Even though the new one ain't out yet,
there's something that
can already be said. The styling is clean and Land Rover like what could
turn out a decisive advantage. After all the company has a great
in off-road vehicles.
On the other hand, this did not help
the first Freelander
much. However, the Range Rover line of the house gained much prestige in the
last years and since the new baby Landy looks like a family member, sales
could profit from the pedigree this time.
Especially as SUVs are fashion items
for many of their
drivers. In this regard, the second Freelander is definitely a good basis
for a stylish conver-
sion. A more sophisticated grille, replacement for the
brummagem tail lights and a set of fine wheels would ad-
vance the Freelander
to the Range Rover's cool factor.
As a foretaste on it, the
Brits offer a lot
about the new one on their Internet site: Wallpapers,
animated images and a film that explains details. If you consider buying a
vehicle of this segment, you should have seen it. You can go there via
the links at the right.
the Freelander 2
This is Land Rover's
on the car including
wallpapers, 3D ani-
mations and so on.
Rover Internet site