When the Land Rover Defender was reintroduced in 2019, it seems like the SUV had no problem in finding its rightful place in the market. The growing demand for the Defender is what pushed Jaguar’s sole authorized distributor in the country, Coventry Motors Corporation (CMC), to add more options to offer in the SUV.
CMC announced that it will be bringing in the Defender D240 in the country in the first quarter of 2021. The D240 is a state-of-the-art twin-turbocharged diesel engine capable of making 237 hp and 430 Nm of torque. The PH-spec Defender will be using an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2021 Land Rover Defender now available in a diesel powertrain
The current engine option of the Defender offered in the local market is a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that uses a semi-hybrid motor. With the addition of the D240 engine, the Land Rover Defender will provide extraordinary all-terrain capabilities with the help of its class-leading All-Wheel Drive system.
One of the best additions for the PH-spec 2021 Land Rover Defender is the availability of the body option called the Defender 90. The 3-door Defender 90 comes with a shorter wheelbase rated at 2,587mm, while the 5-door Defender 110 comes with a longer wheelbase rated at 3,022mm.
The Defender 90 (left) and Defender 110 (right)
CMC is excited to share this new chapter for the Defender in the Philippines. The British car company is offering a total of four design options for the Defender, namely the Urban, Country, Adventure, and Explorer. Interested customers may now pre-order both the Defender 90 and 110 D240 at All British Cars showroom in EDSA Greenhills or at BGC Boutique Showroom in 5th Avenue cor. 24th Street.
“We are thrilled to share this much-awaited development. The Defender was well received in the Philippine market,” said Chris Ward, president of Coventry Motors Corp.
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“With the growing following and demand for this truly exceptional vehicle, introducing a new powertrain and an additional body option comes as a natural progression in line with the brand’s intention to satisfy every driver’s desire to own and drive the most capable Land Rover yet,” he added.
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Know more about Land Rover Defender
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.
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