The Freelander 1 was Land Rover's first venture into the compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) market, launching in October 1997. Over its production run -- right up to 2006 -- the original Land Rover Freelander (or Freelander 1) was the Rover Company's all-time best selling vehicle, with more than 200,000 vehicles sold worldwide. While the Freelander 1 does not possess the off-road proficiency of its bigger relatives - the Defender or the Discovery, it still beats all other competitors in its class>
Today, the Land Rover Freelander 1 and Freelander 2 remain a popular Land Rover for both general classic car enthusiasts and drivers in general. It's powerful engines and sleek, slim design mean that it can traverse the off-road as it can the city streets.With John Craddock Ltd, keeping your vehicle in full working orders is easy thanks to our wide range of Land Rover parts and Land Rover Accessories. We carry a wide range of Freelander 1 parts and Freelander accessories.
At John Craddock you will find a wide range of parts specifically for modifying this kind of SUV, including engine parts, hardware and fixings, and service kits. As previously mentioned, we also stock a wide range of accessories for Freelander vehicles, including interior accessories, lighting and off-road protection. Explore the range online here with us today.
Freelander 1 Parts
Known internally as the Land Rover Pathfinder during the design stage, the Freelander 1 exploded on the market in 1998 to much acclaim.
Once on the market, the Land Rover Freelander was originally sold with a choice of 1.8 petrol or 2-litre diesel engines. Unlike other Land Rover models, there is no locking differential or low gear range selection. Furthermore, the Freelander 1 was the first Land Rover vehicle to come equipped with Hill Descent Control. This development was subsequently rolled out across the rest of the ranges. It also included Intermediate Reduction Drive, which acted as a front differential and fixed ratio transfer. On top of this, it also used VCU (viscous-coupling), which allows varying torque by reacting to the prop shafts differing rotational speeds when off-road.
To prove its off-road credentials, the Land Rover Freelander 1 was seen in action at both the Camel Trophy and G4 Challenge - both perfect competitions to prove its traction control and ABS capability. Available in three and five-door variants, it could comfortably fit a family, making it a very popular choice for those wishing to combine school runs and commutes with lighter off-road driving or towing.
The Freelander 1 underwent an extensive evolution from 2003. This year saw updates to the exterior styling, a refreshed interior and improved kit levels. The build was also dramatically improved to compete with Japanese and South Korean vehicles in its class before being superseded in 2006 by the Freelander 2.
Freelander 1 Parts and Freelander Accessories at John Craddock Ltd
Maintaining and modifying your Freelander 1 is possible thanks to the vast range of parts and accessories available to buy here online and in-store at John Craddock Ltd. Whether you require bodywork, lighting, engine parts of components for the transmission or electrics, we supply products worldwide to keep your Freelander 1 in full working order.
If you have already modified your Freelander, you may be wondering what's next. Browse our range for inspiration or get in touch with us today Our highly knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you.