Land Rover Defender launched in India: Highlights
- Land Rover Defender has made its India debut and starts at ₹ ₹73.98 lakh for the 90 and ₹79.94 Lakh for the 110.
Land Rover Defender has been officially launched in India today. This is the first time that Defender has been introduced in India since Land Rover entered the country in 2009. The Defender brand is known for its extremely rugged built and the latest car promises to raise the bar on the 4X4 credentials. The objective at Land Rover was to have the new Defender every bit as capable as it has been on challenging terrain and yet offer a connected and modern drive experience.
Here are all the highlights from the launch of Defender in India here:
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Check out full launch report here for all the details about the all-new Land Rover Defender.
Defender has officially made its India debut!
The New Land Rover Defender starts from ₹73.98 lakh for the 90 and ₹79.94 Lakh for the 110. Deliveries of the 110 begin immediately, while deliveries of the 90 will commence from Q1 of FY 2021-22. (Ex showroom prices)
A packed cabin
Defender gets premium sound system courtesy Meridian, cabin air ionization, heated seats across all rows, 3D surround camera, large digital display and more
Defender in the open.
The SUV has an approach angle of 38 degrees, off-road Breakover angle of 28 degrees (31 on 90) and off-road Departure angle of 40 degrees.
For who and how many
Customers have a choice of 5 or 6 seats in the 90 or up to 7 seats in the 110.
Strong LED headlights, purposeful shoulders and squared off arches highlight the exterior of the Defender. Side mounted rear tailgate with spare wheel points to its distinctive nature of the vehicle.
Land Rover says the D7x monocoque architecture helps the vehicle look and act tough.
Fabric roof? Sure. Front jump seat? Of course
Defender comes with a wide variety of customizable options on the inside and with optional body packs for the outside.
Is that a raft? Is that a boat? It's Defender
Land Rover especially highlights the over 900mm wading depth capability of Defender which promises to make it as much at home on water as it is on land.
Seven decades of Defender
Land Rover underlines the capabilities that Defender has been known for for over seven decades, adds that the new Defender pushes the boundaries in both off-road capabilities as well as refinement.
And the live event begins:
Land Rover seems to be leaving no stone unturned to bring out the wild character of the Defender, along with its confident, composed and connected cabin experience.
Land Rover is ensuring that even if Defender is currently only on our screens - because safety is priority - a taste of the outdoors remains palpable.
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Did you know?
Defender has a max payload of 900 kilos and a massive wading depth of 900 mm along with a completely updated Terrain Response 2 system and air suspension
How about going hybrid?
A hybrid version of the Defender is expected in India at a later stage but there's very little chance of the diesel engine - available elsewhere - of making its way here.
Under the hood
Defender will only get a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine which has 292 bhp of power and 400 Nm of peak torque.
The meanest, strongest Defender ever
Defender is based on Land Rover's completely new platform called D7X and the car maker is touting its chassis as being the stiffest ever.
The company further states that the SUV has been driven over 1.2 million kilometers with over 45,000 individual tests. "It is the toughest Land Rover ever made."
What would you choose?
Defender has a three-door version as well as a five-door, long wheelbase version. There are five variants in all to choose from.
Defender will start at ₹69.99 lakh (ex showroom) for the Defender 90 variant and max out at ₹87.10 lakh (ex showroom) for the Defender 110 HSE.
Defender is being launched in India as a completely built unit (CBU). The first units of the car began arriving at a Mumbai port last week.