Published on September 10th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


All-New Land Rover Defender Premiers at Frankfurt ’19

After years of development and testing, Land Rover has introduced an all-new, thoroughly modernised Defender. This reimagining of the iconic rugged off-roader was revealed today at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Here’s an overview of the new Defender while we wait for the official press release to be… well… released. It ditches the body-on-frame construction for a monocoque chassis, which Land Rover says is more rigid.

Two body types

  • ’90’ 3-door – coil spring, air optional
  • ‘110’ 5-door – air suspension standard

Main Versions & Equipment Distribution

  • Standard – 18″ steel wheels, LED headlights, heated windscreen, puddle lights, 8-way adjustable heated front seats, 10″ screen with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Clearsight groundview
  • S – 19″ alloy wheels, leather on steering, centre console
  • SE – 20″ wheels, upgraded LED headlights, BLIS, front ISOFIX mounts
  • HSE – Sliding panoramic roof, Matrix LED headlights
  • X – Black contrast roof, Terrain Response 2, HUD


  • Side opening tailgate
  • Full-sized spare wheel
  • optional sliding panoramic sunroof (‘110’)
  • optional folding fabric roof (’90’)
  • alpine lights.
  • Cabin walkthrough, or jumpseat (’90’)
  • Front centre console with optional fridge (‘110’)
  • 5-6 seats (’90’)
  • Up to 7 seats (‘110’)

Engine & Performance

  • 2.0L D240 AWD Auto (0-100km/h in 9.1s, 188km/h max) 237bhp
  • 2.0L D200 AWD Auto (0-100km/h in 10.3s, 175km/h max) 197bhp
  • 2.0L P300 AWD Auto (0-100km/h in 8.1s, 191km/h max)
  • 3.0L P400 AWD Auto (0-100km/h in 6.1s, 208km/h max)
  • MHEV option available
  • 8-speed automatic standard, twin speed transfer case with low range ratios
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Wade programme
  • 900mm wading depth

Wheels & Tyres

  • 18″-22″
  • 18″ White steel variant optional
  • 815mm all season, optional off-road tyres
  • Full sized spare wheel


  • Canvas-inspired textile on certain parts
  • Rubber flooring with checkered pattern
  • OTA, Machine learning infotainment system
  • Clearsight ground view
  • Clearsight side-view mirror
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Meridian sound system
  • Heads up display
  • Cabin air ionisation
  • Heated seat on all three rows

Safety Equipment

  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 3D view perspective for parking
  • Activity Key now as full key
  • Matrix LED headlights with adaptive driving beam


  • 90: estimated GBP 35,000 – 40,000
  • 110: GBP 45,000 – 78,000

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