The Land Rover Defender has furthered solidified its well-rounded qualities whether on the city or off-road by garnering a 5-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). The new Defender, which was unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, has already won 28 international awards since its comeback.
The Euro NCAP tested a right-hand drive Land Rover Defender 110 2.0 Diesel SE. It was awarded an 85 percent score in the adult and child occupant category, 79 percent score in the safety assist category, and 71 percent score in the vulnerable road users category.
The 2021 Land Rover Defender
Part of the Defender’s five-star safety rating is its handful of safety features that include six airbags for the driver and passengers, emergency braking, blind-spot assist, three ISOFIX mounting points, 3D surround camera, clear exit monitor, adaptive cruise control, driver condition monitor, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter rear collision monitor, rear traffic monitor, and wade sensing.
“From the moment we started creating the new Defender, we were obsessed with functional safety and the protection of both the occupants and other road users,” said Nick Rogers, product engineering executive director at Jaguar, Land Rover.
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The Defender is engineered with ultra-stiff aluminum-intensive body construction
“We set out to make a vehicle that is the most capable and durable Land Rover ever made, with safety features that truly enhance the driver’s experience. It’s an incredible honor to receive this recognition from Euro NCAP who have endorsed our New Defender with their five-star rating.”
In consideration of the success the new Defender is accomplishing, the market of the said vehicle is expected to expand further. Locally, Coventry Motors Corporation (CMC), the distributor of Land Rover vehicles in the country, has recently added the diesel engine variant in the PH-spec Defender and is now available for pre-order.
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The Land Rover Defender is an iconic British off-road, four-wheel-drive SUV known worldwide for its overall versatility and unmatched ruggedness. It boasts a muscled physique detailed with gorgeous and sophisticated retro-contemporary designs its new followers and loyal fans will adore. Inside, it is packed with modern features that assure the safety, comfort, and convenience of its passengers. Through concrete roads or mountainous tracks, expect this premium SUV to consistently perform. Locally, it is offered in the following variants: The Land Rover Defender 90 First Edition, the Land Rover Defender 110 First Edition, the Land Rover Defender 110 Urban Pack, the Land Rover Defender 110 Country Pack, the Land Rover Defender 110 Explorer Pack, and the Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure Pack. It is available in satin or metallic finish of Pangea Green, Gondwana Stone, Indus Silver, Tasma Blue, Eiger Grey, Santorini Black, and Fiji White.