Land Rover's Freelander has gone upmarket – and introduced some impressively cutting-edge brakes in the process.
The latest model of the 4×4 places a new emphasis on safety by introducing an intelligent electric parking brake which adjusts the car's braking force depending on the slope it's parked on.
As if that wasn't enough, the Freelander's new system even monitors whether the brakes are hot or cold – if hot the system ensures clamping force is not lost as the brakes cool by 'waking up' periodically.
The electric parking brake can still be operated as an emergency brake despite being controlled by a single switch, and in addition the brake can't be released unless the driver seat is occupied.
It all adds up to some pretty impressive technology, and accompanies a 'Say What You See' voice activation system, improved navigation, a more ample body of interior equipment and many more features.
"It’s another step forward for the Freelander where outstanding equipment levels, superb design, safety and all-terrain capability continue to set the standards in this class," said John Edwards, Land Rover global brand director.
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