The little Freelander may have been overpriced and downright ugly by U.S. standards... but at least Land Rover was listening. The second-generation version of Land Rover's littlest ute will instead take the alphanumeric name of LR2 and boast design and utility bennies more suited to the American crowd. At the British Motor Show, Land Rover will officially take the wraps off of the grown-up Freelander, which is two inches longer than its predecessor, sports a 3.2-liter V6 that produces 230 horsepower, and puts the power to the ground with a six speed manual (an automatic will be available for those of you who can put the other hand to better use). Styling is also much more heavily based on the vehicle's bigger stablemates, the LR3 and Range Rover, as the pictures we previewed yesterday indicate.

[Source: AutoWeek]