The updated version of the iconic 4×4 Land Rover Defender now comes with a brand new EU5 2.2-litre-litre diesel engine for the 2012 model (out in November),which now replaces the outgoing EU4 2.4-litre diesel. This new engine, although smaller in capacity, produces the same power as the outgoing engine as well as reduced CO2 emissions.
The top speed has been raised from 82mph to 90mph (where permitted) and CO2 emissions are now 266g/km for the 90 and 295g/km for the 110 and 130 models. In addition, following customer feedback, Land Rover now offers a plain black Pick-Up hood as an option, while a plain beige hood will be introduced for the 110 Double Cab Pick Up, as well tinted glass on all 2012 models.
There are two new comfort option packs on offer as follows;
- Comfort pack - In this you get air conditioning, CD player with aux input, electric windows and remote central locking.
- Off-Road Pack - This pack adds ABS, heavy duty rim and MTR tyre, tow ball and under-ride protection bar.
The Defender’s off-road ability is legendary and inside seat trims include durable all-vinyl and cloth specifications with a half-leather option included in the XS specification model (available on Station Wagon and 110 Double Cab Pick-Up derivatives). The chassis frame is available in three different wheelbases with a total of 14 seperate body styles, from pick-ups and soft tops to crew cabs and stations wagons, all of which can be produced from the main production line.
All the new enhancements will only encourage loyal customers to opt for the new model and we should have Land Rover contract hire on the new models loaded shortly.