The family of classic Land Rover grows with the arrival of the Freelander 1
In 1997, Land Rover determined that it was time to expand the family of suvs with the arrival of a new member, located directly on the lowest step. it Was then that the Land Rover Freelander 1 made act of presence, and such was his success that in the following five years positioned itself as the car of awd sold in Europe.
Now, after almost 10 years of absence, the Freelander 1 is added to the catalog Heritage of Jaguar and Land Rover. A special division created to safeguard the classics of both firms English with a vast amount of parts, more than 9,000, willing to put each unit.
In the present Land Rover has eight models in the section. The Land Rover Series I, II and III, the precursors of the Defender, the Range Rover Classic first generation, the Range Rover P38, as well as the first two generations of the Land Rover Discovery. All have in common more than 10 years since the last unit manufactured.
Since its launch, the Freelander won large sales figures
In 2007 the Freelander 1 was replaced by the Freelander 2, which was in turn replaced by the Freelander 3 in the year 2013, finishing his commercial life barely a year after its release. Currently, the name Freelander is no longer used, although its spirit has been inherited by the Land Rover Discovery Sport.