BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: This may sound a little crazy, but it’s true. After a continuous run of 67 year, the production of the ubiquitous Land Rover Defender ended on 29 January 2016, after a total of just over two million Land Rover Series and Defender models were built and sold worldwide.
Under the new ownership of Tata Motors, an all-new Land Rover Defender was conceived as a befitting tribute to a motoring icon and reimagined for the motorist of 21st century. As a result it has been meticulously engineered with capability and safety at its heart.
The carmaker says the incoming Defender is built for the adventurous and curious. Land Rover’s are usually conservative in design and the unmistakable silhouette is familiar yet new. It has solid looks and as modern customers demand can be personalised with factory designed kit.
Jaguar Land Rover India has announced that it has opened bookings of the new Defender in India. It will be offered with a 2.0-litre 300PS/400 Nm of torque petrol engine mated to eight-speed automatic transmission. A two-speed transfer case and all-wheel drive is also offered.
Two body styles will be offered — 3 door and 5 door identified as Defender 90 and 110 respectively. The 110 will accommodate 7 passengers. For our markets, it will be imported as Completely Built Units (CBU) and the price begins from ₹ 69.99 L (ex-showroom India).
The New Defender will be offered in five different trim levels across both 90 and 110; Base, S, SE, HSE and First Edition.
Feature pack includes 360° Surround Camera, Wade Sensing, Electronic Air Suspension (Standard on 110), Smartphone Pack, Connected Navigation Pro, Off-Road tyres, Centre Console with refrigerated compartment (optional) and more.