• Defender 90: Three-door version boasts impressive capability and advanced technologies in a compact wheelbase, capable of seating six and available to order now
• New six-cylinder Ingenium diesel: Smooth and refined in-line six-cylinder diesel engine is available in D300 form
• Defender X-Dynamic: Bridging the gap between Defender and Defender X models, new X-Dynamic features a tough exterior design and unique interior fittings
• First Ever Defender Plug-In Hybrid: New Defender 110 P400e is the most powerful and fuel-efficient Defender, with 297kW, 0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds, resulting in economy figures of 2.8l/100km combined and CO2 emissions of 74g/km
• All-electric driving: Electric motor delivers instant torque for zero-emission on- and off-road driving, with an electric range of 43km and no tailpipe emissions, plus five- or six-seat options
Defender P400e Plug-In Hybrid
The new P400e Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) variant is key to the Defender’s latest enhancements. With unrivalled capability and off-road geometry for a full-sized plug-in hybrid electric 4×4, the P400e is capable of being driven in low range purely in EV mode, bringing a new dimension to adventures in the wild.
Powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 221kW and a 105kW electric motor powered by a 19.2kWh battery, the P400e provides a combined output of 297kW from its advanced PHEV powertrain, delivering refined performance and responses, but with an all-electric range of 43km. The Defender P400e produces as little as 74g/km of CO2 and is capable of 2.8l/100km. Alongside impressive fuel economy and emissions figures, the Defender P400e has a 0-100km/h of 5.6 seconds and will reach a top speed of 191km/h.
Standard on all Defender P400e models are 20-inch alloy wheels, Electronic Air Suspension and a charging port located on the left-hand side of the vehicle. All PHEV variants come with a Mode 3 charging cable as standard, while an optional Mode 2 cable is also available. The Mode 3 charging cable enables charging to 80 per cent in two hours, while charging via a Mode 2 cable will take around seven hours to charge to 80 per cent – perfect for home charging overnight. Using a fast charger, the P400e charges to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes.
The Defender P400e is available with the option of five or six seats, standard three-zone climate control, Privacy Glass and Solar Attenuating Glass. Specific to the PHEV variant is regenerative braking, a key technological component in achieving impressive fuel economy, recuperating energy lost under deceleration and braking and sending it back into the battery pack.
The PHEV powertrain brings superior off-road capabilities too. The linear torque delivery enabled by the electric motor and smooth, powerful petrol engine combine for ultimate flexibility, working seamlessly with the advanced systems that make Defender the toughest and most durable Land Rover.
Defender offers high and low range off-road capabilities in full electric mode, alongside delivering superior off-road geometry for a plug-in hybrid vehicle, ensuring Defender’s immense capability is shared across all engine and powertrain options. These characteristics are also key to the Defender’s ability to tow – the P400e can tow up to 3,000kg, and is capable of carrying a roof load of 168kg (dynamic) or 300kg (static).
New Ingenium six-cylinder diesel engine
A new in-line six-cylinder diesel option is now available, offering enhanced torque delivery, smooth responses and improved fuel economy. The new 3.0-litre D300 delivers 221kW and 650Nm, providing a 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds for the Defender 90 and 7 seconds for the 110.
The D300’s new intelligent driveline system continually varies axle torque based on sensor data from the vehicle’s surroundings and driver inputs to distribute all torque to one axle or the other as required. This intelligent torque distribution system optimises the driveline for traction, on-road dynamics and driveline efficiency, resulting in improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions – all without sacrificing any of Defender’s inherent off-road capability.
Defender X-Dynamic – bridging the gap
New X-Dynamic trim expands the choice of specifications in the Defender range.
The X-Dynamic’s name gives a clue to its identity. Like all Defender models, it’s supremely capable and tough, but with a suite of enhancements to deliver a tougher look and feel, courtesy of exterior accents, including Silicon Satin front and rear skid pans, with matching grille bar and badging plus Rear Recovery Loops in Satin Black.
All alloy wheels come in Satin Dark Grey/Gloss Black finish, alongside Narvik Black mirror caps, window decals and lower sill and wheel arch cladding.
Inside, unique elements include illuminated metal treadplates and Robustek seat material in Duotone colour finish with Robustek ribbon accent and Console Finishers. Robustek is a highly robust and protective material inspired by textiles used in extreme outdoor situations. It’s hard-wearing and resistant to abrasions, with a hexagonal pattern and unique texture that adds greater depth to the Defender’s interior. Inspired by workman’s gloves and patches on motorbike jackets, it follows Defender’s theme of being entirely fit for purpose with carefully thought-out materials that are attractive but entirely suitable, robust and hard-wearing.
The Robustek material is standard on all X-Dynamic models in a range of colourways dependent on the specification pack. Defender X-Dynamic SE models feature Duotone Grained Leather with Robustek accent, while the X-Dynamic HSE features Duotone Windsor Leather with Robustek accent. All come in a choice of Ebony, Khaki, Ebony and Acorn, or Lunar seat colours.
X-Dynamic interior badging and centre console finishers also distinguish the new addition, alongside the Light Grey Cross-Car Beam Powder Coat, Ebony Morzine headlining and Eiger Grey satin door handles.
New colours and options
Individual options and packs have changed across the Defender line-up, including a broader selection of exterior colour options, making the Defender more customisable than ever.
The new colours are Yulong White, Silicon Silver, Hakuba Silver and Carpathian Grey, with white or black Contrast Roofs available with all colours.
Individual options now available to expand the Defender’s existing specification include a 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.
Alongside the Defender 110, the Defender 90 gives customers even more scope to choose the perfect model. The Defender 90 is available with up to six seats when fitted with the jump seat in the front row.
With the exception of a P400e plug-in-hybrid (PHEV), the Defender 90 is powered by the same range of powerful and capable petrol and diesel Ingenium engines including a 3.0-litre turbocharged P400 with MHEV technology and the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol P300, alongside the new in-line six-cylinder D300 and the 2.0-litre turbodiesel D240. Like the 110, all Defender 90 models use a smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox, with permanent all-wheel drive.
Inside, the 90 features the same practical interior design as the 110, with a range of models to choose from across S, X-Dynamic SE, X-Dynamic HSE, X, and First Edition models depending on engine choice. All deliver a unique take on the Defender identity, giving customers a broad choice of interior colours and specifications that perfectly complement the suite of technologies available.
Configurable Terrain Response and the same impressive approach and departure angles as the 110 ensure customary Defender capability. With its superior breakover geometry when fitted with Electronic Air Suspension, and finely balanced and responsive on-road dynamics, the 90 is the most capable Defender ever made.
With space for up to six, the driver and passengers all benefit from the spacious interior, despite an overall length that’s shorter than a compact family hatchback. The Defender 90 also provides a tight a turning circle of 11.3m for excellent manoeuvrability. Defender 90 is also available with a choice of four Accessory Packs: Adventure, Country, Explorer and Urban.
The updated 2021 Model Year Defender 110 and 90 will be available in South Africa in the first half of next year.
D240 S R1,095,600
D300 S R1,186,800
P300 S R1,095,600
P400 S R1,214,200
D240 X-Dynamic SE R1,215,500
D300 X-Dynamic SE R1,297,000
P300 X-Dynamic SE R1,215,500
P400 X-Dynamic SE R1,338,600
D240 X-Dynamic HSE R1,284,400
D300 X-Dynamic HSE R1,365,900
P300 X-Dynamic HSE R1,284,400
90 P400 X-Dynamic HSE R1,407,500
90 D240 First Edition R1,223,800
90 P400 First Edition R1,341,700
D300 X R1,542,100
P400 X R1,575,000
Defender 110 prices:
D240 S R1,143,900
D300 S R1,235,900
P300 S R1,143,900
P400 S R1,265,000
P400e S R1,519,100
D240 X-Dynamic SE R1,269,100
D300 X-Dynamic SE R1,350,700
P300 X-Dynamic SE R1,269,100
P400 X-Dynamic SE R1,390,200
P400e X-Dynamic SE R1,610,700
D240 X-Dynamic HSE R1,333,800
D300 X-Dynamic HSE R1,415,400
P300 X-Dynamic HSE R1,333,800
P400 X-Dynamic HSE R1,454,900
P400e X-Dynamic HSE R1,675,500
D240 First Edition R1,281,000
P400 First Edition R1,397,500
D300 X R1,596,300
P400 X R1,640,600
P400e X R1,726,600