Kahn Design has recently shown their all-new project Khan Freelander 2 on their web site but for some unknown reasons the link was removed. Various speculations are coming out on why the link was removed and one of which is that maybe the vehicle was supposed to be held secret until after the Detroit Auto Show. Another reason that is being looked into is the fact that the body kit showed on the link is actually from the Land Rover factory performance parts catalog.
Land Rover has not made any official statement regarding the new Land Rover Freelander 2 but the Rover shown by Khan Design might be the rumored LR2 Sport. But of course we will know that for sure after the Detroit Auto Show.
The project Khan Freelander 2 adds 20″ RS-C alloy (or chrome) rims and a few changes on the exterior as well as the interior features. The interior is provided with leather seats, word steering wheels, revised trim (with some optional high gloss grand Black Lacquer Finish) and of course it will not be complete without its in-car video entertainment system.
Khan Design’s Freelander 2 also uses the new Land Rover Freelander 2 factory performance body kit which is not yet officially introduced yet by Land Rover but most UK dealers have them already in their showrooms and are being offered with the rest of high quality Rover Freelander parts.
Land Rover Freelander 2: Second Generation
Land Rover Freelander 2 has made its world debut at the 2006 British International Motor Show. It will be sold in Europe retaining its original Freelander nameplate but will be marketed as Land Rover 2 in North America. And following its official debut there was an exclusive presentation for journalists held at the Kensington Roof Gardens. There were also some celebrities present at the Roof Gardens.
The all new 2008 LR2 is going to be offered in the US for a base price of US$34,700.
The second generation Freelander was derived from the Ford EUCD platform which in turn was taken from the Ford C1 platform. The EUCD platform was also used on the new Ford Galaxy, Ford S-Max and for Volvo S80 and for other upcoming lines of Volvo and Ford vehicles. New engine range will also be offered for the Freelander featuring transversely mounted 3.2 I6 engine of the Volvo S16 series which has made its debut in the new Volvo S80. The 2.2 DW12 common rail turbodiesel engine was also co-developed by Ford and PSA is expected to be equipped on the Freelander.
The Land Rover Freelander 2 is also expected to be manufactured alongside the Jaguar X-Type at Halewood near Liverpool. And unlike previous Land Rovers the new Freelander will have features such as better ground clearance and greater off-road capabilities.