The vehicle was unveiled almost a year ago, and has enjoyed excellent sales since it was launched locally, said Land Rover.
“Demand for the new Defender has been strong since its launch in July 2020, with the Defender 110 D240 X-Dynamic SE proving to be a popular choice with customers,” the company told TopAuto.
This version has a South African price of R1,315,204 and provides a wide range of features as standard.
The new Defender 110 is as luxurious as they come, with this trim sporting a two-tone leather/Robustec upholstery.
The cabin also packs a fully-digital interactive instrument cluster and a 10-inch Pivi Pro infotainment display in the centre of the dash.
This enables Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plays through a top-end Meridian sound system, and acts as the control hub for all the vehicle functions.
Automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, an assisted tailgate, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, and the ClearSight rear-view mirror that displays a feed from the reverse camera are fitted, too.
It still maintains its rugged abilities and looks, however, thanks to the he fitment of hard-wearing rubber floors, metal-plated panels, and naked bolts.
In terms of power, this Defender packs a 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel engine linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The package puts out 177kW and 500Nm, with power sent to all four wheels via a twin-speed transfer box – with an electronic differential for both high and low gears.
Its capabilities are further bolstered by air suspension, assuring a ride height of 218mm for on-road conditions, and 291mm for off-road terrain.
An approach angle of 37.5-degrees is available for off-road driving, along with a 40-degree departure angle, and a 28-degree breakover angle.
Additionally, a new terrain response system is fitted – and works in conjunction with low traction launch, hill launch and descent control, cornering brake control, roll stability control, and dynamic stability control to provide segment-leading capabilities.
The SUV is capable of towing up to 3,500kg, too, and wade waters at depths of 900mm.