The New Land Rover Defender

All-new Defender mixes sophistication with outstanding off-road performance.

The original Defender – designed in 1948, respected the world over – truly deserved to be called an icon. Now its successor has arrived. The new model is even more rugged, just as capable when the going gets tough and far more versatile. Land Rover has managed to capture the spirit of the old Defender without looking to the past.

Design

With its upright stance, short front and rear overhangs and straight waistline running front to rear the new Defender captures the essence of the old model. Alpine light windows set in the roof are another design echo. The rear door is side-hinged and there’s the option of a door-mounted spare wheel. Inside, it’s functional and minimalist, with a low, flat-top dashboard, cast from magnesium alloy, that’s a structural part of the car. A central ‘jump’ seat is optional for the front, giving the option of five, six or 5+2 seating. Boot space in the five-door 110 longer-wheelbase model is 1075 litres, rising to 2390 litres if the second row of seats is folded. A shorter 90 model will be introduced later.

Performance

Buyers face a choice of two petrol engines, the four-cylinder P300 and six-cylinder P400. The P300 hits 62mph from a standstill in 8.1sec with 227g/km CO2 emissions. The 396bhp P400 uses mild-hybrid technology to deliver 406lb ft of torque, a 0-62mph time of 6.4sec, economy of 29.4mpg and CO2 of 220g/km. Alternatively, two four-cylinder diesels, the D200 and D240, both deliver 317lb ft of torque and 37.2mpg, but the D240 is faster off the mark with 0-62mph in 9.1 sec rather than 10.3. There is no manual transmission option.

Technology

Driver and passengers enjoy Land Rover’s next-generation infotainment system, called Pivi Pro, accessed from a 10.0-inch digital touchscreen. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility comes as standard, and system updates can be made over the air. The range will include Defender, S, SE, HSE, First Edition and X models, and there are four accessory packs called Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban depending on your needs. Winches, a roof-top tent and waterproof awnings are all on the options list for the adventurous of spirit.

Safety

Defender is the first Land Rover model to feature next generation braking technology that provides quicker and quieter responses than conventional systems, enhancing the driving experience. Blind Spot Assist comes standard while the optional Driver Assist Pack includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Pre-Collision Monitor, which alerts following drivers who are failing to slow down by automatically flashing the hazard lights.

Suspension

Ground clearance of 291mm and world-class off-road geometry give Defender exceptional approach, breakover and departure angles.

'A' Frame Protection Bar

The optional ‘A’ Frame bar protects the front of Defender when venturing off road and enhances its rugged looks too.

Strength in Depth

With a maximum payload of up to 900kg, static roof load of up to 300kg, towing capacity of 3,500kg and wading depth of up to 900mm, new Defender is engineered for overland adventures.

Exterior

Land Rover offers the option of a Satin Protective Film that protects the paint from scratches and looks great both in town and country.

TYRES

Defender’s specially developed tyres are robust with deep sidewalls to endure the roughest terrain. With an outside rolling diameter of 815mm the tyres absorb shock, protecting the integrity of the chassis and increasing passenger comfort. The increased sidewall depth also reduces the risk of punctures.

Monocoque Architecture

The D7x architecture is based on a lightweight aluminium monocoque construction to create the stiffest body structure Land Rover has ever produced.

DEFENDER FEATURES

To live up to the Defender name, off-road performance had to be world class. The D7x platform is the stiffest Land Rover has ever built and the Defender is equipped with Configurable Terrain Response, three levels of throttle and gearbox sensitivity and permanent four-wheel drive. A twin-speed transmission, locking centre differential and active rear locking differential make light work of the rough stuff, as does a wading depth of 900mm.

The new Land Rover Defender standard features include; all-season tyres, Connected Navigation Pro and features to assist the driver such as, 3D Surround Camera, 360° Parking Aid, Emergency Braking, Wade Sensing, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter.

Seat

The choice of interior materials includes a canvas-inspired Robust Woven Textile, which is offered with grained leather seats to combine style with functionality. Top of the range Defender X features Windsor leather seats with Steelcut Premium textile accents.

Materials

The Defender is designed for explorers and adventurers, so everything has a functional purpose. From the interior’s durable rubber flooring, to the optional Satin Protective Film, materials are designed to take the rough with the smooth.

Testing

The new Defender went through more than 62,000 tests for engineering sign-off. The chassis and body architecture are engineered to withstand Land Rover’s Extreme Event Test procedure, a gruelling series of tests far in excess of normal SUV and car requirements.

LAND ROVER INCONTROL

Advanced infotainment at the heart of every Land Rover

We need our cars to do far more than steer, brake and accelerate nowadays. We expect them to help us navigate to our destinations, entertain us on the journey, warn us of any hazards and even keep us connected with friends, family and contacts – without distracting us from the road ahead. Every manufacturer has its own system, and Land Rover’s excellent and comprehensive in-car infotainment system is aptly called InControl.

COMPARE NEW DEFENDER

DEFENDER 90

Excels both off and on-road. Features are standard on all models.

KEY FEATURES:

  • LED headlights
  • 18" Style 5093, Gloss White Steel
  • Fabric 8-way semi-powered front seats
  • Connected Navigation Pro
  • 3D Surround Camera
  • Twin-speed transfer box
  • Coil suspension

DEFENDER 90 S

An interior that’s even stronger. Features are in addition to Defender 90.

KEY FEATURES:

  • LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist
  • 19" Style 6010, 6 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver
  • Leather steering wheel and gearshift
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Grained leather and Robust Woven Textile seat facings
  • semi-powered front seats
  • 10" Pivi Pro with Interactive Driver Display

DEFENDER 90 SE

Greater visibility wherever you go. Features are in addition to Defender 90 S.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
  • 20" Style 5094, 5 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver
  • Electric steering column
  • Grained leather and Robust Woven Textile seat facings, 12-way electric memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • ClearSight interior rear view mirror
  • Meridian™ Sound System 400W with 10 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Blind Spot Assist Pack

DEFENDER 90 HSE

Adventure. In comfort. Features are in addition to Defender 90 SE.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Folding fabric roof
  • 20" Style 5095, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish
  • Extended Leather Upgrade
  • Carpet mats
  • Windsor leather 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats with 4-way manual headrests
  • Driver Assist Pack

DEFENDER 90 X

Extremely tough in any environment. Features are in addition to Defender 90 HSE.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Black contrast roof and bonnet
  • Sliding panoramic roof
  • 20" Style 5098, 5 spoke, Satin Dark Grey
  • Meridian™ Surround Sound System 700W with 14 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Head-up Display
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Electronic Active Differential

DEFENDER 90 FIRST EDITION

Revealing your personality.

KEY FEATURES:

  • White contrast roof
  • Metal treadplates with First Edition branding
  • 20" Style 5098, 5 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver
  • ClearSight interior rear view mirror
  • 10" Pivi Pro with Interactive Driver Display
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Configurable Terrain Response

DEFENDER 110

Excels both off and on-road. Features are standard on all models.

KEY FEATURES:

  • LED headlights
  • 18" Style 5093, Gloss White Steel
  • Fabric 8-way semi-powered front seats
  • Connected Navigation Pro
  • 3D Surround Camera
  • Twin-speed transfer box
  • Coil suspension

DEFENDER 110 S

An interior that’s even stronger. Features are in addition to Defender 110.

KEY FEATURES:

  • LED headlights with Auto High Beam Assist
  • 19" Style 6010, 6 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver
  • Leather steering wheel and gearshift
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Grained leather and Robust Woven Textile seat facings
  • semi-powered front seats
  • 10" Pivi Pro with Interactive Driver Display

DEFENDER 110 SE

Greater visibility wherever you go. Features are in addition to Defender 110 S.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
  • 20" Style 5094, 5 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver
  • Electric steering column
  • Grained leather and Robust Woven Textile seat facings, 12-way electric memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • ClearSight interior rear view mirror
  • Meridian™ Sound System 400W with 10 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Blind Spot Assist Pack

DEFENDER 110 HSE

Adventure. In comfort. Features are in addition to Defender 110 SE.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Folding fabric roof
  • 20" Style 5095, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish
  • Extended Leather Upgrade
  • Carpet mats
  • Windsor leather 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats with 4-way manual headrests
  • Driver Assist Pack

DEFENDER 110 X

Extremely tough in any environment. Features are in addition to Defender 110 HSE.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Black contrast roof and bonnet
  • Sliding panoramic roof
  • 20" Style 5098, 5 spoke, Satin Dark Grey
  • Meridian™ Surround Sound System 700W with 14 speakers plus subwoofer
  • Head-up Display
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Electronic Active Differential

DEFENDER 110 FIRST EDITION

Revealing your personality.

KEY FEATURES:

  • White contrast roof
  • Metal treadplates with First Edition branding
  • 20" Style 5098, 5 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver
  • ClearSight interior rear view mirror
  • 10" Pivi Pro with Interactive Driver Display
  • Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics
  • Configurable Terrain Response

BUILD YOUR NEW DEFENDER

Now you’ve explored the New Defender’s features and models, build the one for you.