Land Rover celebrates its 250,000th Freelander 2 built

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Today, Land Rover celebrates the 250,000th Freelander 2 built since its inception in 2007 at the Halewood manufacturing plant in Merseyside. The model became a world-wide success, earning solid sales over the UK and as well as in Russia and China. Since April 2010 to February 2011, the Freelander 2 sales are up by 22%.

The 250,00th Freelander 2 is equipped with a 2.2-liter TD4 Diesel GS engine and painted in Fuji White. The 2011 Freelander 2 was given a subtle renovation in the fall of 2010, but remains relatively the same in 2011. The 2011 Freelander 2 is available with either 2WD or 4WD and a 2.2 liter diesel engine delivering two power outputs – the 190-hp SD4 and the 150-hp TD4 engines.

The new 2011 Freelander 2 has improved greatly since it introduction in 2007, mainly, its off-road performance featuring Terrain Response, a premium cabin, and improved fuel economy.

“This milestone achievement and the increasing sales for Freelander 2 highlights just how important this vehicle is, not just to Halewood but also for the regional and UK economy – around 70% of Freelanders produced at Halewood are exported overseas. I’d like to thank our flexible and highly skilled workforce and congratulate the Halewood team on this superb achievement,” stated Halewood operations director Richard Else.

The 250,000th Freelander 2 will be shipped to Scotland, and its starting price is at £21,995 or $35,240 in U.S. currency.