Land Rover is known to make one of the safest vehicles. Here, we have an accident in which a Land Rover was rear-ended by a Hyundai Xcent. We can see the condition of both the vehicles in the video.
The vehicle that we see is the Freelander 2 which is now discontinued by Land Rover. As per the video, a cow came in front of Freelander 2 because of which the driver had to perform emergency braking. Unfortunately, behind the Freelander 2 was a Hyundai Xcent that was not able to brake timely and hit the SUV from behind.
However, in the video, we can see that the Freelander 2 did not suffer major damage. The same cannot be said for the Xcent because the front of the compact sedan is almost completely damaged. Having said that Xcent did manage to keep the occupant safe. The driver only managed to get a small scratch on the forehead.
Usually, the front of the car is designed to absorb and spread the impact across the cabin. Because of this, there are crumple zones present in the front of the vehicles that are designed in such a way that they absorb the energy from the impact and get damaged.
Freelander 2 is not based on the D8 platform
Some people might think that the Freelander 2 is also based on the D8 platform that is used by Tata Motors. However, that is not the case. The D8 platform is also known as LR-MS. It was used on Land Rover Discovery Sport and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. Then it was used by Tata Motors for the Safari and Harrier.
The Freelander 2 was based on Ford’s EUCD platform. Eventually, the platform was also used for some Volvo vehicles. The D8 was a heavily modified version of Ford’s EUCD platform. Then the D8 was adapted by Tata Motors and they called it OMEGARC or Optimal Modular Efficient Global Architecture.
Land Rover discontinued the Freelander 2 in 2015. It was replaced by the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Both of which were priced much higher than the Freelander 2.
Land Rover launches all-new Range Rover
Land Rover has just launched the all-new Range Rover in the Indian market. It is currently the flagship vehicle that Land Rover offers. The manufacturer offers two wheelbase options, three engine options and three seating layouts with the Range Rover.
This is the first time that Land Rover has added a 7-seater option to the Range Rover. It will be offered as a 4, 5 or 7-seater. The four-seater version will get two captain seats for the middle row, the five-seater will get a bench seat in the middle row. The 7-seater version gets two additional seats for the third row.
There are three engines to choose from. Land Rover is offering 3.0-litre petrol, 3.0-litre diesel and a BMW sourced 4.4-litre petrol. There are four variants on offer namely, SE, HSE, Autobiography and First Edition. The prices start from Rs. 2.46 Crores ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 3.29 Crores ex-showroom.