The Land Rover Defender, initially called the Land Rover Ninety and Land Rover One Ten was introduced in April 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show. After 67 years, the British premium carmaker announced that the production of the Land Rover Defender will be stopped in January 2016. Its last release was in reference to the SUV’s first pre-production model with a HUE 166 number plate.
In September 2019, a refreshed version of this legendary automobile was globally released with two wheelbase options. In the Philippines, its official importer and distributor All British Cars started accepting pre-orders as early as December 2019.
The Land Rover Defender measures 4,583mm long, 2,105mm wide, and 1,974mm tall. It features a squared-off body structure that perfectly exudes a sporty, modern, and classy aura. Highlights include contrast-colored roof, a striking pair of premium matrix LED headlights with signature daytime running lights, front fog lights, front and rear classic mudflaps, and spare wheel cover.
Supporting this good looking SUV is a set 18inch to 22-inch wheels in a wide array of color and finishes.
Aside from its luxurious and spacious cabin, the Land Rover Defender is furnished with durable materials in a textured powder coat. Notable features include robust woven textiles in its power-adjusted leather seats, electric steering column, cross-car beam with powder coat finish, Clearsight interior rear-view mirror, metal treadplates with the vehicle’s branding, and more. Also, you may choose the vibe inside as Land Rover offers four interior colors namely ebony/ebony, acorn/lunar, khaki/ebony, and vintage tan/ebony.
Technology & Safety Features
For the infotainment, the Land Rover Defender is equipped with a 10-inch Pivi Pro with Interactive Driver Display.
Safety is assured as it is packed with features such as six airbags, emergency braking, cruise control, speed limiter, lane keep assist, driver condition monitor, wade sensing, traffic sign recognition, 3D surround camera, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Land Rover Defender is built with a Double Wishbone suspension at the front and an advanced multi-link suspension at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
All variants of the Land Rover Defender are powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo gasoline engine which also utilizes a semi-hybrid motor. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and can produce 395 horsepower with 550 Newton Meters.