2013 Land Rover Freelander adds extra luxury

For the exterior, the next Freelander boasts new front and rear LED lights plus a new finish for the front grille.

The biggest changes apply to the interior though, where Land Rover has pushed to put the Freelander closer on par to the Range Rover Evoque in terms of quality.

An all-new centre console is inserted in the 2013 Freelander which now features a 7″ touchscreen that will control many of the SUV’s functions including the audio system and the optional satellite navigation.

Another significant change is the removal of both the Terrain Response dial and the manual handbrake. They have been swapped in favour of button controls found just behind the gearlever and an electronic parking brake.

The 2013 Freelander also introduces a keyless engine start button, a rear view camera and a voice control system which works on the majority of luxury kit.

The engine line-up remains unchanged since the Freelander’s last update in 2011. That means the SUV still offers three 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines, including a 148bhp TD4 unit, a 187bhp SD4 and the most frugal of all, a 148bhp eD4 which comes on a two-wheel drive powertrain with a manual gearbox only. The eD4 engine returns 47.1mpg and emits 158g/km in CO2.

The 2013 Land Rover Freelander will make its public debut appearance next week during the 2012 Moscow Motor Show.

The updated SUV is then set to hit the UK market in October 2012, with prices reportedly set to begin at £23,700 for the starting S trim model.

The 2013 Freelander will be available to buy at Perrys Land Rover Dealerships located in Halifax and Huddersfield.