“The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover. “This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”
“Within, we strived to harness the Defender model’s profound spirit of boundless adventure,” said Alan Sheppard, Director, Interior Design, Land Rover. “A comfortable interior which is at once impeccably handsome for the discerning, shrewd in functionality and prudently qualified in anticipation of any adversity.” The Defender has a 10-inch touchscreen which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard.
The new Land Rover Defender has a 900kg maximum payload, 300kg roof load and up to 3500kg towing capability. The petrols are four-cylinder P300 and six-cylinder P400. The 296bhp P300 hits 62mph from a standstill in 8.1secs. The 396bhp P400 uses mild-hybrid technology to deliver 406lb ft of torque, a 0-62mph time of 6.4secs. The diesels are both four-cylinder units D200 and D240, the 197bhp D200 does 0-62mph in 10.3secs and the 237bhp D240 does it in 9.1secs.