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New Land Rover Defender revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show


The new Land Rover Defender has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, with prices starting from £35,000.

The five-door Defender 110 starts from £45,240 and can be ordered now. Three-door Defender 90 and Commercial pricing and deliveries will be confirmed at a later date.

Defender 90 is expected to start at around £40,000 with Defender Commercial from £35,000 (plus VAT).

Andrew Jago, general manager, fleet & business at Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: "The excitement and anticipation of Defender amongst our fleet and business customers is extremely encouraging, and we anticipate a strong order bank before deliveries commence next spring.

"Defender sets a new benchmark for off-road capability and personalisation, and commercial variants will extend appeal to a wide base of business users.”

Gerry McGovern, chief design officer at Land Rover, added: “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it.

“This is a new Defender for a New Age.

“Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4x4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”

With a choice of both petrol and diesel engines, and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain joining next year, there is a variety of options.

Its petrol line-up comprises a four-cylinder P300 and a more-powerful six-cylinder P400 featuring efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology.

Alternatively, customers can choose from a pair of four-cylinder diesels – the D200 and more-powerful D240 – both of which deliver fuel economy of 37.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 199g/km (NEDC equivalent).

The all-weather, all-purpose 4x4 offers durability, safety and new technology.

It introduces Jaguar Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment system.

The next generation touchscreen is more responsive and user-friendly, requiring fewer inputs to perform frequently used tasks.

In addition, the new Defender takes Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology to a new level, with 14 individual modules capable of receiving remote updates. By downloading data while customers are asleep at home or in far-flung locations, the new Defender will get better with age: as electronic updates cascade down to the vehicle immediately.

Nick Rogers, executive director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said: "We've embraced Defender's stunning capability and minimalistic, functional interior to reinvent the icon for the 21st century.

“New Defender gives us the licence to do things differently, to push the boundaries and do the unthinkable, without ever losing the character and authenticity of the original.

“From the start we had an absolute obsession with functionality beneath the skin, from choosing the right materials through to state of the art connectivity.

“The result is not only the most capable Land Rover ever made, but also a truly comfortable, modern vehicle that people will love to drive."


Land Rover Defender 2020 pricing:

D200 Defender 110- £45,240.00

D200 S 110- £48,695.00

D200 SE 110- £52,625.00

D240 Defender 110

D240 S 110- £51,750.00

D240 SE 110- £55,680.00

D240 HSE 110- £60,505.00

D240 First Edition 110- £58,860.00
P300 Defender 110- £48,295.00

P300 S 110- £51,750.00

P300 SE 110- £55,680.00

P400 X 110- £78,800.00

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