Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bring on the Bad Weather

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bring on the Bad Weather

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Byline: By Maxine Ashford

As traffic ground to a standstill and commuters were advised to stay at home during the recent cold snap, one person was rubbing their hands with glee.

That person was me because, as the snow levels rose and the roads became a virtual car-free zone, the challenges facing my test vehicle for the week became more interesting.

After all, what better time to check out the highly-acclaimed new Land Rover Freelander?

With its four-wheel-drive, sturdy shell and 18-inch alloy wheels, it handled the elements without a hitch, gripping the road superbly and confidently.

The Freelander has been among the world's best-selling 4x4s since its launch back in 1997, with Land Rover constantly upgrading and improving the models to keep them at the top of the off-roader wish list.

The latest changes are more to do with looks - the front bumper, headlamps and grille are all new and the headlamps now bear a remarkable resemblance to the Freelander's bigger brother, the Range Rover. This has resulted in an increase of 70% in light intensity.

Colour-coordination has featured highly too with the bumpers now matching the body colour while the interior is also impressive, boasting great looks, a very comfortable driving position and plenty of storage pockets scattered throughout the cabin. …

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