Updated Land Rover Freelander adds luxury Metropolis trim

An updated Land Rover Freelander range is being launched to the UK from June 2014, now featuring the new highly-equipped ‘Metropolis’ edition. The updated Freelander range will start pricing at £27,765. The Freelander Metropolis edition is priced from £35,995 and it’s the most luxurious iteration yet of the compact SUV.

This new Freelander range comprises of three trim levels in total, starting with the basic ‘SE’ trim and followed by ‘SE Tech’ and then ‘Metropolis’ topping the line-up.

New SE and SE Tech Freelander Trim

The SE and SE Tech trims replace the old GS and XS specifications in the Freelander range and each come better equipped compared to their predecessors.

The SE model builds on the established GS specification with the addition of a heated windscreen, front fog lights, front and rear centre armrests, 18-inch alloy wheels. This all comes in addition to heated leather seats, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and rear parking sensors

Meanwhile the SE Tech trim adds a touchscreen-controlled satellite navigation device, automatic headlights and wipers and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The Metropolis edition, however, is the most intriguing of the new trim levels, replacing the older ‘HSE’ trim as the most luxurious and appealing version of the Freelander. Land Rover has created this new version of the Freelander to capitalise on increasing demand for this SUV model.

Inside the Land Rover Freelander Metropolis includes exclusive Windsor leather upholstery, thicker carpets and electrically adjustable front seats. Other luxuries introduced by the Metropolis edition include a heated steering wheel, 19-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic glass roof.

Freelander Metropolis Engine

The one engine available with the new Freelander Metropolis is the 188bhp 2.2-litre SD4 diesel, linked to a six-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive powertrain. This same diesel engine is also available for both SE and SE Tech trim models. The SD4 powertrain returns a CO2 emissions output of 185g/km and an average fuel economy of 40mpg for the Freelander.

The two lower trim levels can also be specified with a 2.2-litre TD4 diesel which produces 148bhp and emits 165g/km in CO2, while also averaging 45mpg.

These new trim levels for the Land Rover Freelander range effectively represent a last hurrah before it its replaced by an all-new compact SUV next year.

Earlier this year Land Rover revealed a new stylish concept SUV model called the Discovery Vision. This concept is not only a preview for the next-generation Land Rover Discovery but will also reportedly inspire the next-generation Freelander compact SUV.