Land Rover’s upgraded 2011 Freelander 2 (LR2) and 2011 Discovery 4 (LR4) models are now available in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries. Both now get improved fuel efficiency, along with upgraded exteriors and interiors. The engine specifications remain the same as the 2010 versions.
The 2011 Land Rover LR2’s 230bhp 3.2-litre engine has been recalibrated to achieve significantly reduced tailpipe emissions without altering its power output. Exterior design changes include a new front bumper and grille, three new colours, and new alloy wheels. Inside, a new range of seat styles are complimented by the redesigned instruments. There’s a choice of manual and electric adjustment for the Premium Pack seats.
For the 2011 Land Rover LR4, the 375bhp 5.0-litre V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission remains as the powerplant. The engine has been optimised for low-end torque as well as economy. An Intelligent Power Management System includes Smart Regenerative Charging. The LR4's suspension system has been revised for 2011 with changes to roll centres, antiroll bars, suspension knuckles, damper bushes and the addition of a variable ratio steering rack for greater stability during high speed cruising and increased sensitivity at acute steering angles.
New for 2011 are two additional functions, Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. Hill Start Assist retains the initial driver-generated brake pressure long enough for the foot to move from brake pedal to throttle without the car rolling backwards. Gradient Acceleration Control is designed to provide safety cover on severe gradients when the driver does not have Hill Descent Control engaged. By pressurising the brake system, Gradient Acceleration Control slows the car to a limit of 5kph for up to 20 seconds, allowing the driver to regain control. New aerodynamic features at the front end such as the lower chin spoiler and front wheel deflectors help to reduce drag by increasing underfloor airflow.