June 21, 2013
You’ve heard it so often that it has become cliché, but about 90 per cent of SUV owners will never venture into the wilderness. Nevertheless, few vehicles exude off-road adventure like a Land Rover LR2.
A redesign this year improves efficiency via a new 2.0-litre, turbocharged inline four, replacing the 3.2-litre naturally aspirated inline six. The engine is 40 kg lighter, makes 10 hp more at 240, and uses less fuel. It’s still mated to a six-speed automatic.
There’s also a reduction in the base price of almost $5,000, the LR2 now starting at $39,990 for the entry-level model, and going up to $48,200 for the top-of-the-line HSE LUX.
The LR2’s full-time four-wheel drive is controlled by Terrain Response, a traction management system that taps into the engine management system, traction control, stability control, transmission, ABS and transfer case to provide the best possible traction in everything from the easiest to the most difficult terrain conditions.
The Land Rover LR2 is the ideal travelling companion if your travels take you on roads less travelled.
By: Costa Mouzouris
Photos: Land Rover
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