The new model will represent 70 years of innovation and improvement; honoring the vehicle’s history for rugged solidity while thoroughly remaining a Defender for the 21st century.

The true ‘go-anywhere’ SUV is finally here – the Land Rover Defender. In its newest avatar, the Defender is offered in both the body options – 90 (three doors) and 110 (five doors) – across various trim levels. Which means, not only the Defender is more affordable than we expected, it also fits a wide range of budget. What’s more, Land Rover is offering a host of customization and personalization packages to make it an even sweeter deal. 

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The Land Rover Defender is available in two distinctive body styles, 90 (three-door) and 110 (five-door). Both the body styles are available in five different variants – Base, S, SE, HSE and the First Edition. The SUV is available in seven color options – Pangea green, Gondwana stone, Indus silver, Tasman blue, Eiger grey, Santorini black and Fuji white.

Exterior

Land Rovers have always been well known for their off-roading prowess and the Defender takes the game to the next level. The rugged SUV features short overhangs, higher ground clearance and the upright front and rear elevations speak volumes about the SUV’s off-road ability. The SUV gets a no-nonsense fascia with a raised bonnet, neatly sculpted grille and squared LED headlamps. The rear section gets a spare wheel mounted on the rear tailgate with vertically stacked squared LED taillamps on either side. The company offers a choice of nine wheels across three sizes which includes 45.72 cm (18-inch) wheels, 50.8 cm (20-inch) wheels, and the standard 45.72 cm (18-inch) wheels.

Interior

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The Defender gets highly durable textured powder coated structural surfaces that extends to the steering wheel and the doors. The practical and basic dashboard layout only gets a large touchscreen infotainment in the center with sleek rectangular air vents on the top. Except for the base variant which gets an analog instrument cluster, the SUV gets a digital instrument cluster and a head-up display. Depending on the variant, the Defender is available with a jump seat in the front row, driver assist pack, folding fabric roof, sliding panoramic roof, fixed metal roof and more.

Engine

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The Land Rover Defender is powered by a 2.0-liter petrol engine of the Ingenium family that produces 296bhp at 5,500rpm and 400Nm between 1,500-4,000rpm. The engine comes mated to an automatic transmission that powers the all-wheel-drive driveline.

Durability

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In addition to the exhaustive simulation and rig testing, we’ve driven Defender 1.2 million kilometers and completed more than 45,000 individual tests to ensure that it is the toughest Land Rover ever made. Equipped for all kinds of adventure. Defender’s larger, robust tyres are able to endure any terrain. From our robust interior featuring Durable Rubber Flooring to Defender’s durable exterior with Satin Protective Film, everything has been engineered with purpose. Defender has been engineered to withstand extreme conditions and repeated impact.

Design

Everything about Defender exudes quiet confidence; from its purposeful stance to its reductive, sophisticated surfaces. Tough, durable and highly functional, Land Rover Defender is a compelling story of emotionally engaging design and engineering integrity. One look at that reassuringly recognizable silhouette and you know this is anything but ordinary. Short front and rear overhangs improve its geometry and capability. Characterful and perfectly proportioned, the round headlights are instantly recognizable as Defender. A nod to the past, these help bathe the cabin in light and add to the vehicle’s personality.

IN-CAR TECHNOLOGY

As familiar as your smartphone, Pivi Pro delivers all the relevant information at a glance. With all-new exterior and interior design, as well as a suite of the latest driver assistance and connectivity features, the next-generation Defender will be a revolutionary product for Land Rover. Inspired by your smartphone. Our new infotainment system, Pivi Pro, delivers full connectivity and key information at a glance. Defender’s Connected Navigation Pro system learns your preferred routes and suggests faster alternatives should there be delays. See more of your world. ClearSight technology, included as part of the enhanced 3D Surround Camera, greatly improves your visibility.

Land Rover Defender is a 4 seater SUV car available at a price range of Rs. 69.99 Lakh to 87.1 Lakh in India. The petrol engine of Defender is a 1997cc unit which generates a power of 296.3bhp and a torque of 400nm. The Defender is available only with an automatic transmission. The mileage of the Defender is 14.01kmpl.