Land Rover Defender models score more tech and engine goodness

THE Land Rover Defender now has advanced new power trains, new model specifications and more options as part of its 2021 model launch, making it even more attractive to a broader range of customers.

A powerful and efficient in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is joining the range, providing strong performance, smooth responses and refinement, with 220kW of power and 650Nm of torque.

The new 6-cylinder diesel engine is paired to mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) technology and a new intelligent all-wheel drive system, and will now sit at the top of the range as the D300.

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The existing D200 and D240 become D200 and D250 models for 2021, using the same in-line 6-cylinder Ingenium engine as the D300, with 147kW and 183kW respectively. An uplift in torque delivers enhanced usability, with 500Nm (D200) and 570Nm (D250).

The new Ingenium D250 returns 8.8-litres/100km, and 0-100km/h in 8.3 seconds on the Defender 110.

A new X-Dynamic Pack is also available on the Defender 90 and 110. The pack offers a selection of exterior and interior design elements which reflect the 4×4’s immense capability and ensures it stands out from the crowd.

The pack includes Silicon Satin skid pans, with matching grille bar and badging, and rear recover looks in Satin Black. All alloy wheels come in Satin Dark Grey/Gloss Black finish, alongside Narvik Black mirror caps, window decals, sills and wheel arch cladding.

Inside, unique elements include illuminated metal tread plates and Robustek seat material in duotone colour finish with Robustek ribbon accents and console finishers. The material is available in Ebony, Khaki, Eborn/Acorn, and Lunar seat colours.

Defender S and SE models with the X-Dynamic pack feature duotone grained leather with Robustek accent, while the HSE with X-Dynamic Pack features duotone Windsor leather with the same accent.

The range of options for personalising Defender has grown too. This includes new colours like Yulong White, Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey, available in combination with a choice of contrast roof finishes.

An air suspension pack can also be added to the Defender 90, while premium LED headlights, a Meridian sound system, head-up display and front fog lights can all be added individually.

A selection of individual options are also now available for the first time, including a folding fabric roof and 3D surround camera for Defender 110. A blind spot pack, family and family comfort pack are also available.

In the case of the Defender 90, which is powered by the same range of capable petrol and diesel Ingenium engines with MHEV technology, the range will be headed by the P300 and P400, and like the 110, all Defender 90 models use an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

With its superior break-over geometry when fitted with electronic air suspension, and finely balanced and responsive on-road dynamics, the 90 is the most capable Defender ever made.

The Defender 90 is also available with a choice of four accessory packs: Adventure, Country, Explorer and Urban, giving customers the ability to take their Defender anywhere they want, with the equipment to get there with ease.

The 2021 model Defender 90 and 110 model range adds blind spot assist, clear exit monitor, adaptive cruise, rear collision monitor and rear traffic monitor to an already impressive list of safety featurs as well. Pricing stars from $71,500 plus on road costs.

Land Rover Defender 110 and 90 score more tech and engine goodness
Land Rover Defender 90 interior
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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