Car reviews - Land Rover - Freelander - ES V6 5-dr wagon
Land Rover models
9 Aug 2001
THE Freelander uses an all-independent suspension system, with a MacPherson strut at each wheel. At the front, each lower control arm is in the form of a virtual wishbone, while at the rear each side has two lower links forming a trapezoidal wishbone, backed up by a long trailing link. An anti-roll bar is also provided at the front to keep the vehicle as flat as possible when cornering. The suspension struts were increased in diameter and given recalibrated damping curves with the latest upgrade, while the suspension geometry and bushing were further refined.
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Did you know?Land Rover used a NASA (National Aeronautical and Space Administration) ride evaluation criteria in the original development of the Freelander's suspension system. What we'd like to know, then, is why the ride isn't floatier than it is!
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