September 10, 2003
2003 Frankfurt Auto Show
Land Rover displays restyled Freelander
Frankfurt, Germany – The new 2004 Land Rover Freelander receives new front and rear bumpers, new mesh grilles and twin pocket style headlamps. The revised front headlamps deliver a substantially higher volume of light output – improved by 70 per-cent. The new bumpers are now body coloured, incorporate integral front foglamps. New taillights are now mounted higher for improved visibility and have the added bonus of being clear of mud and dust when Freelander is off-road. New trunk and rear door badging gives the car a more contemporary look, which is carried over into the revised interior.
“We’ve aimed to give the Freelander the classiest cabin in the compact 4×4 market,” said Land Rover’s director of design, Geoff Upex. “Trim materials are improved, including the use of leather upholstery and metallic finishes. The whole styling approach was to produce a cabin that looked understated but very high class. The distinctive horizontal and vertical planes, as seen in the Range Rover, are carried onto the Freelander. That is now part of Land Rover’s cabin design DNA.”