OCT 00] LAND ROVER NEWS
Land Rover Strike Takes Sheen Off Launches
BY ANTONY HOPKER
the new Freelander was being unveiled, workers left the production
line over a long-running dispute over a holiday agreement.
100 models of the new car have been lost to production because of the
Rover is introducing a fleet of new ideas at this week’s show.
new Freelander is being launched. The 2001 model features a V6 engine,
an improved turbo diesel engine, and a new automatic Steptronic
Discovery has been extensively changed to broaden its appeal at both
the top and the bottom end of the range.
top-of-the-range ES model is now available in both five and seven seat
versions, while the mid-range XS has been revised to compete in the
executive 4 x 4 sector.
will now be able to have personalised additions made to their
Freelander and Discovery models under the Autobiography scheme.
Previously only available on the Range Rover, it includes custom paint
finishes, interior trim plus high technology features such as
navigation systems, TV and DVD.
latest introduction to the Defender range is the Defender 110 Double
Cab, which has been designed to tackle the fastest growing sector of
is able to take a payload of over 1000kg as well as carrying up to six
Range Rover will now be available in three distinctive models: County,
HSE and Vogue.
new range of all-terrain cycles have also been developed in
conjunction with Stratford-based cycle firm, Pashley. These will be
hand built in England from the highest quality components.
'Land Rover Approved' vehicle programme will be available from 130
dealers in the UK, ensuring that Land Rovers sold under this heading
will have undergone a full pre-sales inspection, mileage and history