2008 Land Rover LR2 Overview


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2008 Land Rover LR2 Overview

All-new for 2008, the LR2, from British automaker Land Rover, is a compact SUV that replaces the Freelander in the automaker's lineup. The LR2 is smaller than the Range Rover and LR3, though it packs a lot of features and technology into its more compact unibody frame.

For starters, under the hood of the LR2 is a new 3.2-liter, 24-valve, all-aluminum six-cylinder engine that produces 230 horsepower. The inline six, which was developed by Volvo, is mounted horizontally in the engine bay. The engine is linked to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission with normal, sport, and manual-shift modes, and powers a full-time four-wheel-drive system.

One of the LR2's best features is the Terrain Control system, which enables the driver to adjust the LR2's engine, transmission, brakes, traction control, and stability control system for optimal driving in various conditions. By turning a knob located on a panel on the console, the driver can select from four modes, including normal, gravel, snow, and sand.

That's just one of the LR2's many features designed to improve the driving experience, including Electronic Traction Control, Roll Stability Control, Hill Descent Control, Corner Brake Control, and Dynamic Stability Control, which adjusts power and braking in an emergency situation to control skidding.

Drivers of other Land Rovers will find the LR2's cabin familiar, spacious, and well-equipped with such standard features as leather-trimmed seats, a dual-panel sunroof, cruise control, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a nine-speaker AM/FM audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer and an MP3 input jack.

A number of options packages are available, including a Cold Climate Package with heated front seats and a heated front windshield, a Technology Package with a DVD-based GPS navigation system and Sirius satellite radio, and a Lighting Package with an Adaptive Front Lighting System, in which the headlights swivel in sync with the steering wheel.

In addition, the LR2 is available in hot new colors, like Tambora Flame Metallic exterior paint and Dark Eucalyptus interior trim.


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    After My Anti Theft Alarm When Off My Steering Wheel Column Locked. It Wil...

    My car AntiTheft alarm went off now my car is saying steering wheel column is locked. My 2008 LandRover LR2 will not start because of this. Is there a recall on Landrovers for this problem? If not how...

    292 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    2008 Lr2 A/c Problem

    I have a 2008 LR2 and it is leaking on the passenger side floor when I use the A/C. There is also a fog coming out of dash vents when it is on. Anyone have a problem like this?

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    Steering Column Locked

    my land rover LR2 2008 model showing message on screen (STEERING COLUMN LOCKED), actually steering not locked but car is not starting at all, it is push button to start, checked battery, fuses,star...

    4,240 views with 18 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    When Does The Radiator Cooling Fan Come On

    So, when you are driving with the AC on for awhile and you stop and turn the vehicle off is the radiator cooling fan suppose to come on automaticly

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

    Steering Wheel Cover Was Coming Apart On Land Rover

    we where test driving a land rover lr2 2008 today and noticed that the top part of the steering wheel cover was coming apart on the tom i will do my best to describe the exact location, it is the to...

    22 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)