The exterior makeover for the Freelander 2 / LR2 brings more contemporary-looking lights with LED technology on both ends, a new finish for the front grille and fog lights, plus new alloy wheel designs and an available body styling package.
Depending on the market, Land Rover has also made changes to the trim levels and the engine range.
In the UK, for example, the 2013 Freelander 2 obtains a new flagship grade named HSE LUX, which adds Windsor leather seats, Grand Black Lacquer finisher, premium carpet mats and 19-inch Diamond Turned Wheels.
The engine lineup remains unchanged in the UK and includes a choice of two diesel engines, the 2.2-litre 148hp (150PS) TD4 and 187hp (190PS) SD4 with four-wheel drive, while the 2.2-litre 148hp engine is also available in eD4 two-wheel drive form in which case it delivers 47.1mpg (6.0 L/100km) and CO2 emissions of 158g/km.
In the U.S.A., Land Rover replaced the 2012MY’s 3.2-liter six-cylinder gasoline engine with the new 2.0-liter turbocharged four found in the Range Rover Evoque and more recently, in the Jaguar XF.
The new four-cylinder engine delivers 240hp at 5500 rpm and 250 ft-lbs of torque at 3,200 rpm, representing an increase of 10 hp and 16 lb-ft respectively over the outgoing 3.2- liter naturally aspirated inline six.
The 2.0-liter unit is matched to an Aisin AWF21 six-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel drive system that features a Haldex rear axle differential.
U.S. prices including destination and delivery charges start at $37,250 for the base model, rising to $39,750 for the HSE and $42,350 for the HSE LUX.
The revised Freelander 2 / LR2 will make its global premiere at the Moscow International Motor Show on Wednesday 29 August, 2012, before it goes on sale this fall.