Land Rover officially introduced the new generation of the iconic Defender SUV in Ukraine.
Land Rover Defender has a long history. The SUV began to be released back in 1948 (back then without the Defender prefix) and still this model is popular all over the world. Despite the fact that more than 70 years ago the car has been modernized more than once, the general concept remains similar to its ancestor.
In 2019, Land Rover introduced a new generation of Defender. The company notes that the car was rethought for the requirements of the 21st century. This, by the way, is clearly visible in the cabin – you can’t say that you are sitting in an ascetic SUV, the driver and passengers can feel comfortable inside.
For the first time in this model, the PIVI Pro infotainment system is installed. In front of the driver is a digital dashboard, and in the center of the dashboard is a touch multimedia display. On the center console there are various niches for things, ports for charging your gadgets. For rear passengers, climate control elements are also provided, as well as USB ports and 12V sockets.
At the same time, Defender did not depart from its main feature – patency in any conditions. The company has developed a new D7x architecture that allows the car to easily pass tests in extreme conditions (from 50 ° C heat to 40 ° C frost). The maximum load capacity is up to 900 kg, the permissible roof load is up to 300 kg, the pulling force is 3720 kg, the maximum permissible fording depth is up to 900 mm.
The ground clearance of the new Defender is 291 mm, and the geometry of the front and rear overhang provides indicators of entry angles, longitudinal patency and exit 38, 28 and 40 degrees for the wheelbase of model 110 (shown in the photo).
Off-road, the driver will also come to the rescue with a permanent all-wheel drive system, a two-stage automatic transmission, an adaptive suspension adjustment system, a central differential and an optional active rear differential lock. For the first time in the new Defender, Configurable Terrain Response technology has appeared. It allows experienced drivers to create their own preset settings to adapt as much as possible to road conditions. For novice drivers, optimal settings are provided in automatic mode. Another assistant is ClearSight Ground View technology, thanks to which you can see on the central display areas that the hood usually covers.
Defender is offered with a wide range of gasoline (2.0 l, 300 hp / 3.0 l, 400 hp) and diesel engines (2.0 l, 200 hp / 2.0 l, 240 hp). In addition, next year there will be an option with a plug-in hybrid engine.
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The model will be available in bodies 110 and 90. Defender 110 offers configurations of seats 5, 6 or 5 + 2, the luggage compartment in the back of the second row of seats – up to 1075 liters (with the second row folded – up to 2380 liters). The Defender 90 can accommodate 6 passengers with the driver. By the way, due to the fact that the gear lever is now located next to the climate control unit, you can install an additional folding chair in front.
The first to be sold in Ukraine is the Land Rover Defender in the back of 110. The lineup is represented by Defender, First Edition, Defender X trim levels, as well as standard versions of S, SE, HSE. Optional accessory packs are available for Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban Packs, as well as various individual accessories, for example, an electric winch with remote control. As for the Defender in the back of 90, he will come to us in 2020.
The cost of Land Rover Defender starts at the level of 1 466 010 UAH. For the money you get the Standard version in the back of 110 with a two-liter diesel engine rated at 200 hp. and an automatic transmission. Price tag on the top version of Defender X with a three-liter gasoline engine rated at 400 hp passes the mark of 2.6 million UAH. (prices can be viewed at this link) In 2020, more affordable options will appear on the Ukrainian market, which will reduce the base cost by about 6-7 thousand euros.