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For 2021 Model Year an advanced new Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) model – the P400e – is key to Defender’s expanded appeal. Combining a powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, the 404PS P400e delivers substantial torque alongside low running costs, with CO2 emissions of just 74g/km and combined economy of 85.3mpg (3.3l/100km). It will run in all-electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions for up to 27 miles (43km), including off-road where the immediate torque from the electric motor makes Defender even more capable.
Alongside the new P400e, Land Rover’s powerful and efficient in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine joins the range. Strong performance, smooth responses and refinement combine to deliver another Defender that’s a world-class all-rounder on-road and an unrivalled expert off-road.
New Defender X-Dynamic
21MY sees the introduction of X-Dynamic. This offers a range of exterior and interior changes to the standard vehicle that enhance the vehicles off-road look. Key enhancements are: Narvik Black Wheel arch & lower door sills / cladding | Silicon Satin Grill Bar and Badging | Narvik Black rear tow eye recovery hoops | Alloy wheel change with dark finish (range of wheels on S, SE, HSE) | Unique seat options in Leather with Robustek facings and interior trim | Ebony Morzine Headlining | Unique X-Dynamic seating tab | Eiger Grey Satin door handles | Illuminated DEFENDER stainless treadplates.
New X-Dynamic specification is available on both Defender 90 and 110, offering a selection of exterior and interior design elements which reflect the 4x4’s immense capability and ensures it stands out from the crowd.
The range of options for personalising Defender has grown too, with new colours including Yulong White, Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey available in combination with a choice of contrast roof finishes. A selection of individual options are also now available for the first time, including the Folding Fabric Roof for Defender 110 and the choice of a Suspension Pack on Defender 90 while Premium LED headlights, Meridian Sound System, Head-Up Display and Front Fog Lights can all be added individually.
Individual options now available to expand the Defender’s existing specification include the 3D Surround Camera, Folding Fabric Roof for Defender 110, Premium LED headlights with Signature DRL, Meridian Sound System, Head-Up Display and Front Fog Lights.
Expanding the number of bundled option packs, Defender can now be specified with a Blind Spot Assist Pack, and a choice of a Family Pack or Family Comfort Pack. The Family Pack adds third-row seating with three-zone climate with rear cooler and Cabin Air Ionisation, while the Family Comfort Pack brings heated seats.
New Defender Hard Top
Developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, Defender Hard Top is the contemporary reimagining of a Land Rover legend. Offering a commercial vehicle in both 90 and 110 body designs, it combines Defender capability with a vast and flexible load area for ultimate practicality and durability – the toughest and most rugged member of the Defender family.
The Hard Top provides a compelling mix of off-road ability, practicality and cargo space, with an impressive payload of up to 800kg on the 110 Hard Top and a towing capacity of up to 3,500kg with a flexible interior layout. With no second or third-row seats, the Defender 110 Hard Top offers a load area of up to 2,059 litres (1,355 litres for the 90 Hard Top), while the option of the first-row jump seat means it can take up to three occupants in the front – and Land Rover’s ClearSight Rear View camera technology ensures an uncompromised view out the rear of the vehicle at all times.
The load area is full of clever storage solutions so users can maximise the space on offer. All Defender Hard Tops feature a fixed-height load partition with hooks, lashing points to the load floor, lockable underfloor storage, heavy duty rubber loadspace mats and brighter loadspace illumination, as well as an exterior utility panel that’s perfect for individual customer signage.
The Defender Hard Top powertrain line-up includes Land Rover’s range of in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines including the D200 on Defender 90, with D250 and D300 power options on the 110 Hard Top, all of which meet stringent RDE2 and Eu6d-Final regulations. A range of specification packs are available for 110 Hard Top models, closely reflecting those in the core Defender range with S, SE and HSE each providing a unique combination of ruggedness, comfort and convenience. A choice of suspension options is also available, with passive coil suspension standard on both 90 and 110 Hard Top models, and advanced Electronic Air Suspension available for 110 Hard Top.
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