The Land Rover Defender will be available with new engines, new model specifications, and more options in South Africa.
This includes a new plug-in hybrid model – the P400e – which will be “key to the Defender 110’s expanded appeal”, said the company.
“Combining a powerful 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine (putting out 221kW) and 105kW electric motor, the P400e delivers substantial torque alongside low running costs, with CO2 emissions of just 74g/km and a combined economy of 2.8l/100km,” said Land Rover.
This is then paired with a 19.2kWh battery which can be charged to 80% in two hours using the included “Mode 3” charging cable.
“Available with the 110 body design, it delivers a blend of performance and economy while also being the most capable and durable electrified Land Rover.”
A six-cylinder, Ingenium diesel engine joins the powertrain line-up, too, which promises strong performance and smooth responses, said the company.
The new 3.0-litre D300 diesel engine delivers 221kW and 650Nm of torque, providing a 0-100km/h time of 6.7 seconds for the Defender 90 and 7 seconds for the Defender 110.
Alongside the new engines, Land Rover stated a new X-Dynamic specification will be available on both the Defender 90 and Defender 110.
This offers a selection of exterior and interior design elements “which reflect the 4×4’s immense capability and ensures it stands out from the crowd”.
“The range of options for personalising the Defender has grown too, with new colours including Yulong White, Silicon Silver, and Carpathian Grey available in combination with a choice of contrast roof finishes,” said Land Rover.
“A selection of individual options are also now available for the first time, including the folding fabric roof for the Defender 110 and the choice of a suspension pack on the Defender 90, while premium LED headlights, Meridian sound system, head-up display, and front fog lights can all be added individually.”
The Defender 90 was another highlight of the announcement from Land Rover.
The three-door version boasts a compact wheelbase while still being capable of seating six, said the company.
“With the exception of the P400e, the Defender 90 is powered by the same range of powerful and capable petrol and diesel Ingenium engines – including a 3.0-litre turbocharged P400 with MHEV technology and the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol P300 – alongside the new six-cylinder D300 and the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel D240.”
All Defender 90 models will then use use an eight-speed automatic gearbox, with permanent all-wheel drive.
South African pricing
The updated 2021 Defender 110 and Defender 90 will be available in South Africa in the first half of next year.
Pricing for the models is shown below.
- D240 S – R1,095,600
- D300 S – R1,186,800
- P300 S – R1,095,600
- P400 S – R1,214,200
- D240 X-Dynamic SE – R1,215,500
- D300 X-Dynamic SE – R1,297,000
- P300 X-Dynamic SE – R1,215,500
- P400 X-Dynamic SE – R1,338,600
- D240 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,284,400
- D300 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,365,900
- P300 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,284,400
- P400 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,407,500
- D240 First Edition – R1,223,800
- P400 First Edition – R1,341,700
- D300 X – R1,542,100
- P400 X – R1,575,000
- D240 S – R1,143,900
- D300 S – R1,235,900
- P300 S – R1,143,900
- P400 S – R1,265,000
- P400e S – R1,519,100
- D240 X-Dynamic SE – R1,269,100
- D300 X-Dynamic SE – R1,350,700
- P300 X-Dynamic SE – R1,269,100
- P400 X-Dynamic SE – R1,390,200
- P400e X-Dynamic SE – R1,610,700
- D240 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,333,800
- D300 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,415,400
- P300 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,333,800
- P400 X-Dynamic HSE – R1,454,900
- P400e X-Dynamic HSE – R1,675,500
- D240 First Edition – R1,281,000
- P400 First Edition – R1,397,500
- D300 X – R1,596,300
- P400 X – R1,640,600
- P400e X – R1,726,600
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