TechTalk Land Rover Defender river crossing

Published on December 6th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Land Rover Defender Numbers That Matter

Yes, this new Land Rover Defender has been re-invented for 21st century buyers.

The all new Defender was designed and built for the next generation of adventurous hearts. There are some current classic defender owners who are not happy with its high quality technology, larger dimensions and of course, its premium asking price when compared to the selling price of the outgoing classic Defender.

Sure, it is very different, but this new version has to take into consideration the changing landscape and also its rivals who have all moved up MANY notches on quality, technology and features over the past 30 odd years. Think about it.

Did the Land Cruiser remain as the BJ10?

Did the G-Wagon not evolve over the past 3 decades?

Did the Ford Bronco remain a simple utilitarian SUV?

Did the Hummer remain a simple utility vehicle?

Did the Jimny remain simple and cute?

The Defender did in a small away gradually evolve over the decades while retaining its classic looks. The Series and the Defender both have famed off road capabilities and their cult following.

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These chassis have been the foundation for many adventures including Antarctica and Africa. This rugged reputation depended on simple parts and a lack of electronic systems.

The unmistakable silhouette was familiar yet new. It looked tough and was tough but designed with purpose and engineered to excite. Iconic in name, shape and capability, the Defender could be personalized to allow owners to make the most of their world.

Across seven decades of pioneering innovation, Land Rover vehicles have earned a unique place in the hearts of explorers, humanitarian agencies and adventurous families across the world. Proven in the harshest environments on earth, this all new Defender maintains this bloodline.

Alongside the peerless luxury and refinement of the Range Rover family and the highly capable and versatile Discovery SUVs, the new Defender completes the Land Rover dynasty.

The Defender is just the start for this family of the most capable and durable 4x4s in the world.

Driven by a passion and respect for the original, the new Defender delivers a breadth of capability, advanced all-terrain technologies and more. Some interesting numbers to note.

  • 1,075 litre boot capacity in the 110, rising to 2,380 litres with the 40-20-40 split rear seats folded down
  • 900kg payload, plus 300kg roof load and 3,500kg towing capacity
  • 900mm wading depth, ground clearance of 291mm and off-roading angles for the 110 of 38, 28 and 40 degrees for approach, break-over and departure respectively
  • 170 accessories, including a rooftop tent, deployable roof ladder and remote-control winch
  • 128 markets worldwide, with sales of the 110 beginning now, 90 next year
  • 90 and 110 model names of old, but wheelbases are actually 3,022mm (119 inches) and 2,587mm (102 inches).
  • 5 seats, or six or seven, and three or five-door bodies
  • 4 accessory packs: Country, Explorer, Urban and Adventure
  • 3x: the monocoque’s torsional rigidity is said to be three times greater than the old body-on-frame design.

Launched in Malaysia this October 2021, Malaysians get two engine versions of the Defender on sale. The first engine option is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that retails for RM798,800.

The second powertrain option is a mild hybrid that combines with a 3.0L turbocharged petrol engine and this retails for RM998,800.

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