Introducing the Land Rover Defender
The iconic off-roader that changed the world and helped explore previously undiscovered lands has now been reimagined for the 21st Century.
Two body designs are available, the 90 and 110, with up to six seats in the 90 and the option of five, six or 5+2 seating in the 110. Furthermore, four Accessory Packs (The Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban) are available to personalise the Defender to individual preferences. There's also the option of a commercial hard-top model, too.
After enduring rigorous tests in the Borana reserve in Kenya, the Defender has faced a plethora of challenges and extreme terrains to ensure it can handle the harshest environments on Earth and continue to be the 4x4 of choice for explorers, humanitarian agencies and adventurous families across the world.
Design and Practicality
The Defender is instantly recognisable with its distinctive silhouette, side-hinged rear tailgate, and an externally-mounted spare wheel on the rear of the practical 4x4.
An optional Folding Fabric Roof will be available from launch on the the Defender 90 and it will also be made available on the 110. This option will provide an open-top feel and allow passengers to stand up whilst parked to provide the full safari experience.
Retaining its character, the Defender is as tough as it looks. Built as a durable vehicle that is capable of tackling the most challenging off-road tracks whilst being a safe and comfortable choice for long journeys and adventures with the whole family.
Technology and Safety
As with the exterior, the Defender's interior has been designed with an emphasis on simplicity and practicality, whilst including user-friendly, innovative technology.
Despite being a durable and practical vehicle, no compromise has been made on the innovative and advanced technology in the Defender. Featuring Jaguar Land Rover's new Pivi Pro infotainment system, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and plenty of safety technology as standard including lane keep assist, 3D surround camera and emergency braking. Furthermore, the Defender will receive electronic updates through Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology, abolishing the need to visit Land Rover retailers for updates.
Ensuring suitability for daily adventures, the Defender features durable rubberised flooring and a brush or wipe clean interior. Additionally, an optional central front 'jump' seat can be included, thanks to the dash-mounted gear shifter, providing three-abreast seating across the front.
Economy and Performance
With the ability to tackle off-road terrain as effectively as the hustle and bustle of city streets, the new Defender is a rewarding drive and is the perfect all-rounder.
A petrol six-cylinder P400, featuring Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology, will be available at launch in addition to another petrol engine and two diesel options.
Debuting on the Defender, the configurable Terrain Response, available on the X trim, enables experienced off-roaders to fine-tune the settings according to the conditions. Meanwhile, inexperienced drivers can leave the system to detect suitable settings for the given terrain, using the intelligent Auto function.
The 110 has a maximum wading depth of 900mm which is supported by a new Wade programme in the Terrain Response 2 system; ensuring complete confidence when confronting deep water.
- 18" Steel wheel and 18" full size spare wheel
- Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
- 10" Touch Screen
- Connected Navigation Pro
- 3D Surround Camera
- Emergency Braking
- ClearSight Ground View
- 360 Park Aid
- Automatic transmission
- Twin-speed transfer box
- Terrain Response
In addition to DEFENDER:
- S Badge
- 19" Alloy Wheels
- 19" full size spare wheel
- Leather gearshift
- Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA)
- 12-way heated semi-powered front seats
- Leather PU wrapped steering wheel
- Centre console with armrest
- Click & Go Integrated Base Unit
- Interactive Driver Display
In addition to S:
- Front fog lights
- Automatic headlight levelling
- Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
- 20" alloy wheels
- 12-way heated electric memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests
- Electrically adjustable steering column
- ClearSight Interior Rear View Mirror
- Meridian Sound System (400W)
- Keyless entry
- Blind spot assist
- Rear traffic monitor
In addition to SE:
- HSE Badge
- 90: Folding fabric roof
- 110: Sliding panoramic roof
- Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
- 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats with 4-way manual headrests
- Extended leather upgrade
- Heated leather steering wheel
- Adaptive cruise control
- Rear collision monitor
In addition to HSE:
- Black contrast roof
- Gloss black bonnet
- 90: Sliding panoramic roof
- Heated rear seats
- Rough-cut Walnut veneer
- Illuminated metal treadplates with DEFENDER script
- Ebony Morzine headlining
- Bright metal pedals
- Meridian Surround Sound (700W)
- Head-up display
- All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC)
- Terrain Response 2
- Configurable Terrain Response
- Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking
- 90: Air Suspension
- 90: Adaptive Dynamics
Test Drive the Land Rover Defender
Staying true to the values of toughness, practicality and ultimate off-road capability, the latest generation Defender is more than worthy of the legendary nameplate. As a brand, Land Rover have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Defender meets the needs of the people who depend on it for transport in the most inhospitable environments.
As well all this, it has been brought in line with modern expectations in terms of comfort and technology. To experience the Defender for yourself, please book a test drive at your preferred Stratstone Land Rover retailer.