Land Rover expands its heritage
The Land Rover Freelander 1, produced between 1997 and 2006, is one of the auto-maker's best-selling motors and is now officially a Land Rover Heritage vehicle.
The Freelander 1 becomes Land Rover's eighth Heritage model, with the others being: the Series I, II and III, Range Rover Classic and P38 Range Rover plus Discovery 1 and 2. A Heritage model is defined as a product that has been out of production for longer than a decade. Over 9,000 Heritage Part numbers are available for the Freelander 1 and it adds to the marque's parts catalogue, which already boasts more than 33,000 items for Jaguar and Land Rover Heritage vehicles.
The Freelander broke the mould when it was launched by spearheading the compact premium 4x4 class. At the time, the model had 16 patented features, including: Hill Decent Control (HDC), Immediate Reduction Drive (IDR), a viscous-coupling (VCU) and an innovative ABS system designed for off-roading.
Jaguar Land Rover Heritage spokesman Tim Hannig, said: “Genuine Land Rover Heritage Parts for the Freelander 1 have been engineered and tested in extreme conditions. As such, it gives Land Rover customers total peace-of-mind that their vehicles are maintained to the highest standards.”