The petrol-powered Land Rover Freelander 2 that we saw parked at JPJ Putrajaya last year is finally in showrooms. It’s listed at RM293,888, which is a premium over the 2.2 Diesel HSE model’s RM289,888 price tag, however there’s more than just the RM4k price difference. Thanks to reader sudonano for the tip.

Because the petrol model is in ‘S’ trim, it has significantly less equipment compared to the more upmarket ‘HSE’ trim diesel. The interior is upholstered in cloth, while the sound system is only a basic 80W system versus the Meridian 380W system in the HSE diesel. At least the sunroof is still there.

The equivalent diesel-powered ‘S’ spec model is priced at just RM259,888, so you pay a big premium trading the 2.2 litre diesel for the 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine.

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