An icon re-imagined – the new Land Rover Defender 110 has arrived in Malaysia. Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia launched the new iconic Defender with two choices for powertrains, namely the 2.0L 300PS Ingenium 4-cylinder Electronic Control, Direct-injection petrol engine and the 3.0L 400PS MHEV (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle) 6-cylinder petrol engine.
The high performance 2.0L 300PS Ingenium produces a maximum power of 300PS at 5,500rpm and a maximum torque of 400Nm at 1,500 – 4,500rpm, while the more efficient 3.0L 400PS MHEV powertrain, featuring a conventional twin-scroll turbocharger and an advanced 48-volt electric supercharger, offers 400PS of power and 550Nm of torque, 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds.
Built for adventurous hearts and curious minds, the new Land Rover Defender is the most capable and durable 4×4 vehicle in the world. It combines off-road ability with toughness to create the ultimate dual-purpose vehicle through delivery of a practical technology and a functional design.
Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz the Managing Director for Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia said while the new Defender is now fully equipped with the latest innovations and vast improvements, it remains Land Rover’s toughest and most capable vehicle built for adventure and exploration of the rugged outdoors.
“By incorporating the latest innovations, the Defender is ideal not only for 4×4 adventures but also for daily city driving. The upgrades reflect the times and the changing needs of the current generation of drivers,” he added.
The chassis and new D7x body architecture that is built based on a lightweight aluminium monocoque construction, have been engineered to withstand Land Rover’s Extreme Event Test procedure of repeated and sustained impacts, above and beyond the normal standard for SUV and passenger cars.
The Defender’s strong body architecture allows for towing or carrying of heavy loads with a roof rack and tow bar systems and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500kg. Its ultra-strong body is ready for overland adventures, with a maximum static roof load of 300kg.
Its new body architecture also allows for ground clearance of 291mm. With a wheelbase of 3,022mm (99mm longer than a Discovery), the Defender 110 has a breakover angle of 28 degrees – offering world-class off-road geometry. Its maximum wading depth of 900mm is supported by a new Wade programme in the Terrain Response system, which ensures drivers can wade through deep water with complete confidence.
Adaptive Dynamics that is available with Electronic Air Suspension, allows customers to fine-tune the driving characteristics. The system’s adaptive dampers monitor body movements up to 500 times per second and respond almost instantaneously to optimise control and comfort.
The introduction of air suspension helps transform the 4×4’s on-road handling and supports its all-terrain capability, providing an off-road ride height lift of 75mm and supreme ride comfort across all surfaces. An additional 70mm of lift means the air system can raise the body by a maximum of 145mm when needed, while Elegant Arrival automatically lowers the body by 40mm to aid access.
Adding to this is a 3D Surround Camera with new 3D exterior perspectives alongside a 360° overhead view which makes manoeuvring easier, while off-road views, including the innovative ClearSight Ground View, provide drivers with confidence when scaling various terrains.
Land Rover’s innovative ClearSight interior rear-view mirror is another great feature of the Defender. It ensures unobstructed view even if you have tall people sitting in the back seat or cargo area piled high with camping equipment, furniture, or moving boxes. It uses a rear-mounted camera to display a wide-angle camera view of what’s behind your vehicle right on your rear-view mirror.
Named the winner of the 2021 World Car Design of the Year, the new Defender a distinctive silhouette that makes it instantly recognisable, with minimal front and rear overhangs providing excellent approach and departure angles. Land Rover’s designers have re-envisioned familiar Defender trademarks, giving the 4×4 a purposeful upright stance, Alpine roof lights and a chamfered roofline, while retaining the side-hinged rear tailgate and externally mounted spare wheel that made the original so identifiable.
Inside, the highly functional cabin design is marked out by exposed structural elements and 21st century technologies, including a state-of-the-art new Pivi Pro infotainment system that is coupled with the British-based Meridian Sound System. Other convenient features packaged with the new Defender include a Head-up Display, ClearSight Interior Rear View Mirror and a Click and Go System integrated base unit for the integration of additional accessories should there be a need, for the convenience of second row passengers to hold their bags, laptops or jackets.
The rear loadspace delivers customary Defender practicality with the 110 providing up to 1,075-litres when using the full height. With a generous maximum load volume of up to 2,380-litres and a maximum payload of up to 900kg, the new Defender lives up to the practical heritage of its iconic predecessors. It has the option of five or 5+2 seating which makes it versatile as a family car or for loading bulky items needed for an adventure.
The selling price of the 2.0L 300PS variant starts from RM798,800 while the 3.0L 400PS MHEV starts from RM998,800 (price is inclusive of 50% Penjana Sales Tax waiver, excluding Road Tax, Registration and Insurance).
A Land Rover Heritage Watch worth RM2,288 will be given with every Defender registered in 2021 in celebration of Sime Darby and Land Rover’s 40th Anniversary of partnership (while stock lasts).
For more information, customers can visit www.landrover.com.my. All Land Rover vehicles come with Land Rover Care programme which includes a five-year warranty, five years’ free service and three years’ roadside assistance.