The Land Rover Defender now has advanced new powertrains, new model specifications and more options. For the 2021 model year a new Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) model – the P400e – combines a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, to deliver 398 bhp, CO2 emissions of just 74g/km and combined economy of 85.3mpg. It will run in all-electric mode with zero tailpipe emissions for up to 27 miles, including off-road where, Land Rover says, the immediate torque from the electric motor makes Defender even more capable.
The new Land Rover Discovery Sport has been enhanced with mild-hybrid Ingenium diesel engines and the latest Pivi and Pivi Pro infotainment system. Following the launch of the P300e plug-in hybrid earlier in 2020, a number of additional new engine options are now available for the Discovery Sport, including Land Rover’s next generation of four-cylinder diesel engines.
Land Rover has confirmed the new commercial Defender 90 and 110 models will restore the Hard Top name to its 4×4 family. The Defender Hard Top will be launched later this year. According to the company, it will combine “unstoppable all-terrain capability with 21st-century connectivity to give professionals a unique combination of cargo space, practicality and premium comfort”.
Order books for the Land Rover Defender 90 have opened following the successful launch of the Defender 110. Land Rover says the new Defender is the toughest and most capable Land Rover ever made and “delivers 21st century connectivity with unstoppable off-road performance”. The first Defender 110 models will be delivered to customers from spring this year with three-door, short-wheelbase Defender 90 models due to arrive later this summer.
Land Rover puts fans inside the New Defender on the set of No Time To Die, the 25th official James Bond film, in a teaser video released to announce its continued partnership with EON Productions.