The Freelander was launched in late 1997. It became Europe's best-selling four-wheel drive model until 2002. It uses a monocoque structure, unlike traditional SUVs built with a body-on frame design. There were a variety of models, based around five-door estate and three-door softback (semi-convertible),hardback versions.
In 2004, Land Rover introduced an improved and upgraded version of the Mark I; changes included a new interior and major external revisions.
The Freelander 2 debuted at the 2006 British International Motor show.With updated styling and improved performance it was an instant success.
The engine range for the all-new for Freelander, featuring transversely-mounted 3.2 litre, as well as the 2.2 litre common-rail turbodiesel engine.
Unlike previous Land Rovers, this car is manufactured at Halewood, near Liverpool, The new Freelander features higher ground clearance and off-road capabilities that are closer to other Land Rover models.It has improved quality interior with more safety features as standard. The Freelander 2 features a modified version of the Terrain Response off-road driving system as fitted to the Discovery 3.