Subsequent to official launch in February, Land Rover has now commenced deliveries of the Defender 110. The British marquee has also revealed the variant-wise pricing of the new Defender, and it now starts at Rs 73.98 lakh
Land Rover launched the all-new Defender in India just before the lockdown in February. At the time, the British marquee only revealed that the Defender 90 would be priced starting Rs 69.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Nearly eight months after the launch, JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) has announced the variant-wise pricing of the second-gen Defender. With the Defender 90 now starting at Rs 73.98 lakh, it is clear that the prices have been revised. The Defender 110 starts at Rs 79.94 lakh, while the fully loaded Defender 110 First Edition demands Rs 89.63 lakh. Deliveries of the Defender 110 commence today, while that of the Defender 90 will only start in the first quarter of the next financial year.
Although the Defender has been the last word with regards to off-road ability on four wheels, it has only entered its second generation now. The biggest change to the new-gen Defender is that is now based on a monocoque chassis – the previous avatar was based on a traditional ladder frame chassis. Aside from the underpinnings, the engine is new to the Defender, but a familiar one from the JLR family. The 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol motor produces 296bhp and 400Nm. JLR claims that this engine is capable of taking it to 100km/h from standstill in 8 seconds.
The Land Rover Defender also gets an all-new design on the outside as well as the inside. The exterior had in fact garnered a lot of debate at the time of its global unveiling due to its rather polarising front grille. The boxy nature of the Defender’s design continues in this new-generation model as well, of course, with a lot of modern touches and customisation options. Starting from 18-inch steel wheels that come standard in the lower variants to the 20-inch alloys, customers get a bunch of options to choose from. Land Rover also offers four exterior packages – Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban. Each of these exterior packs have a bunch of accessory options like portable rinse system, fixed/deployable side step, rubber mats and partition for load space, classic mud flaps, and more. Just like the exterior, the interior too is highly customisable with 5, 6 and 5+2 seating options.
The new Land Rover Defender is offered in 10 variants - 5 each for the Defender 90 and Defender 110. Here’s a look at the detailed variant-wise pricing…
For a closer look at the Land Rover Defender you can also read our detailed preview here, or watch it down below…