Land Rover Freelander for Sale in Nigeria
In 1997, Land Rover entered the compact SUV segment for the first time with the new Freelander. The company developed this compact SUV using the existing platform and components, due to a confined budget. Luckily, it became the best-selling four-wheel drive vehicle in Europe. Subsequently, the company launched second generation of this SUV in 2006, and named it Freelander 2. The 2014 Freelander model is the last to be sold under this nameplate, as it is now replaced by the all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The Coscharis Motors Limited is currently taking orders for the 2014 Land Rover Freelander in Nigeria. In addition, private dealers and importers are also offering different models of this SUV. But if you want a cheap deal, the best way is to choose from the used vehicles.
What to know when Buying Land Rover Freelander
Performance and Specifications of Land Rover Freelander
The second generation Freelander is offered in petrol as well as diesel engines. The latest models replaced the 2.0 liter Ford EcoBoost four-cylinder with a new 3.2 liter Ford SI6 six-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 340 Nm torque. On the other hand, the 2.2 liter Ford Duratorq diesel engine is tweaked for three different types of outputs. Both petrol and diesel variants are available with two-wheel and four-wheel drive systems, while the gearbox options encompass six-speed manual and automatic transmission systems.
The maximum speed achieved using a petrol engine is 200 km/h, while that employing diesel engines is 181 km/h. Similarly, 0-100km/h acceleration given by the petrol and diesel engines is 8.8 and 11.2 seconds, respectively. Coming to the combined fuel economy, the petrol engine delivers 100km in 9.6 liters, while diesel engines provide the same in 7.0 liters.
How is the design of Land Rover Freelander
Although introduced in 2006, the second generation Freelander got an updated design in 2009. The new exterior encompasses completely redesigned headlamps and front grille. The standard exterior features are halogen headlamps, front and rear windscreen wash/wipe system, single chromed tailpipe and 19-inch alloy wheels. It is available in seven elegant exterior colors.
The passenger compartment is crafted with premium materials ensuring ultimate level of comfort. The cabin feels noiseless while roaming across town. However, the boxy shape does create some wind whistles on open highways. Moreover, the finishing is not as good as we find in Land Rover Evoque or Land Rover Vogue. The load space behind the rear seats allows 755 liters maximum. But if you want some extra space, fold down the rear seats and make use of large 1670 liters capacity.
What are the standout features of Land Rover Freelander
The Land Rover Freelander is obviously rich in innovative features. The dash-mounted 7-inch color touchscreen brings navigation system, audio and Bluetooth phone control in your easy reach. It allows you to search and calculate your routes faster with an improved navigation system. Moreover, the music experience has just got better with the industry-leading Meridian™ surround sound. To sustain a comfortable cabin environment, the Freelander features an automatic climate control with pollen filters and humidity sensors.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Land Rover Freelander in Nigeria
A lot of used Land Rover Freelander has been imported into Nigeria from western countries like United Kingdom over the year. A few of the tokunbo Land Rover Freelander that come in from Europe are right hand drive which has to be switched since vehicles in Nigeria are supposed to be left hand drive. Buyers who are able to afford this SUV mostly prefer the tokunbo Land Rover Freelander to the Nig used Land Rover Freelander.
The Best Land Rover Freelander year to Buy
In Nigeria, it is quite obvious that people prefer the older versions of the Land Rover Freelander which may include year models such as the 2002 Land Rover Freelander, 2004 Land Rover Freelander and the 2005 Land Rover Freelander. However Carmudi Nigeria has listings of all the year models of used Freelander SUVs that are being sold in all parts of the country.
Land Rover Freelander Price in Nigeria
The price of a new Land Rover Freelander is calculated after the taxes, import charge and other expenses, which are subject to change over time. But for a used Freelander SUVs in Nigeria, the price list also depends on vehicle condition.
- 1997 Land Rover – 2000 Land Rover: ₦900,000 – ₦960,000
- 2001 Land Rover – 2004 Land Rover: ₦1,000,000 – ₦1,350,000
- 2005 Land Rover – 2008 Land Rover: ₦1,400,000 – ₦2,900,000
Overall Impression of Land Rover Freelander
The midsize luxury SUV targets a very small niche in the Nigerian auto markets. The biggest competitor of Land Rover Freelander in this niche is BMW X3. However, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 also affect the overall demand of luxury SUVs in this market. The Freelander is the best in its class when it comes to off-roading and towing, which makes it a fine choice for SUV lovers.