New Land Rover Defender: What do You Get for So Much Money?

LR Defender

After months of anticipation, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia today finally launched the all-new Land Rover Defender 110, which will be offered in two variants with price as mentioned below:

  • Defender 110 2.0L 300PS – RM798,800
  • Defender 110 3.0L 400PS MHEV – RM998,800
LR Defender rear

While the Defender 2.0L 300PS is powered by an Ingenium 4-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine, the Defender 3.0L 400PS MHEV as its name suggests, is powered by a mild hybrid powertrain comprising a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine and a 48V electric supercharger.

Maximum torque figures for the Defender 2.0L 300PS and Defender 3.0L 400PS stand at 400 Nm and 550 Nm respectively.

LR defender engine

In case you’re wondering how quick these things are, the Defender 2.0L sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds while the more powerful Defender 3.0L does it in 6.1 seconds. Both versions max out at 191 km/h.

LR Defender interior

Built on a new D7x body architecture based on a lightweight aluminium monocoque construction, the new Defender is capable of towing up to 3,500kg, while the maximum static roof load limit is 300kg.

LR Defender roof

Dimensions wise, the new Defender 110 allows for ground clearance of 291 mm, and comes with a wheelbase length of 3,022mm (99mm longer than a Discovery), break-over angle of 28 degrees, and a maximum water-wading depth of 900mm.

LR Defender rim

Also part of the package is a new Wade programme in the Terrain Response system, which ensures drivers can wade through deep water with complete confidence.  

LR Defender speedometer

Thanks to the introduction of air suspension, the Defender 110’s ride height can be raised up to 145 mm when needed, while the ‘Elegant Arrival’ feature automatically lowers the body by 40mm to aid access.

LR Defender storage

That being said, here’s the list of all the standard features you get in the new Defender 110:

Exterior

Land Rover Defender side profile
  • Sliding panoramic roof
  • Alpine lights
  • Heated, electric, power fold mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming
  • Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Front fog lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Centre high-mounted stop light
  • Side-hinged tailgate
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Off-road tyres
  • 20-inch spare tyre

Interior of the new Land Rover Defender

LR Defender infotainment
  • Cross car beam in Light Grey Powder Coat Brushed finish
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Standard treadplates
  • Durable rubber cabin flooring
  • Durable rubber loadspace flooring
  • 14-way heated and cooled memory front seats with 4-way manual headrest
  • 40:20:40 folding rear seats
  • Ebony Windsor leather seats with Ebony interior
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Light Oyster Morzine headlining
  • Extended Leather Upgrade
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
  • Non-Smokers Pack
  • Cabin lighting
  • Two-zone Climate Control

Driving Dynamics

LR Defender roof
  • Terrain Response
  • Electronic Air Suspension
  • Adaptive Dynamics
  • Twin-speed transfer box (high/low range)
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Safety

  • Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
  • Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Brake Hold
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
  • ABS
  • EBD, BA, EB
  • Keyless Entry
  • Intrusion Sensor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • 3D Surround Camera
  • ISOFIX

New Lander Rover Defender’s Infotainment system

  • Meridian Sound System
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Pivi Pro
  • 10-inch touchscreen
  • Click and Go integrated base unit
  • Interactive Driver Display
  • Head-up Display
  • 12V power socket in loadspace

Driver Assistance

  • Clear Exit Monitor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • 360-degree Parking Aid
  • Rear Collision Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Wade Sensing
  • Trailer Stability Assist

Last but not least, the new Land Rover Defender comes with a 5-year Land Rover Care warranty package, which covers 5 years or 150,000km (whichever comes first), 5 years or 65,000 km servicing, and 3 years Roadside Assistance.

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