The latest SUV by Land Rover gets a host of features to offer a blend of aggressive appeal and powerful performance
Land Rover has introduced the new Defender SUV at 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Defender 110 is available in five, six or 5+2 seating configurations, and offers abundant space of 1,075 l behind the second-row seats that increases to 2,380 l with folded second row. On the other hand, the Defender 90 has been designed to accommodate six occupants to be compact family hatchback.
The new SUV will be available in both petrol and diesel engines that will be joined by a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain next year. Where the petrol-powered Defender gets a four-cylinder P300 and a six-cylinder P400, mated to mild hybrid electric vehicle technology, on the other hand, there will be two four-cylinder diesel mills – D200 and D240 engines powering the Defender.
The Land Rover’s new Defender boasts of aluminium-based D7x monocoque construction that the company claims turns out to be three times stiffer than traditional body-on-frame designs. The all-time 4x4 SUV is driven by twin-speed automatic gearbox, centre differential and optional Active Locking Rear Differential that ensure robust performance under diversified conditions. Powered by intelligent Auto function, the novice drivers can let the system adjust the car performance as per the environment, whereas Configurable Terrain Response adjusts car performance as per the driver experience to deliver performance.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said the Defender boasts of both innovative design and engineering integrity for enhanced comfort.