Tapping into the attractiveness of the LR3 should help revive sales of the one vehicle in LR’s lineup that’s not pulling its weight. Land Rover could only unload six (that’s not a typo) Freelanders in the month of February, down from 232 the prior year. (See official sales figures below}
And guess what will underpin the next Freelander – the C1 platform. That’s right, the same platform that supports the Mazda3 and Volvo S40 here in the States and the European Ford Focus across the Atlantic will show up again on our shores, but not beneath an all-new Focus… not just yet.
[Source: Ford/Land Rover]