Land Rover expands its heritage

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.

Heritage

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.

Mould-breaker

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.”