Future Cars

2007 Land Rover Freelander

The future of Land Rover includes a new Freelander that will be based, like the upcoming Volvo XC50, on Ford‘s global C1 platform, which underpins the new European Focus. The 2007 model year Freelander will be stiffer, safer, and more powerful than the current model, with an available in-line six-cylinder engine supplied by Volvo. The slow-selling two-door SE3 ragtop will not return. Sources say that in 2008 a “baby Freelander” will arrive with available front-wheel drive–previously a Land Rover no-no–and the goal of reducing Land Rover’s average fleet fuel consumption.