71 years since the first Series 1 Land Rover was introduced, Land Rover launches its latest generation Defender.
Making its debut at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Land Rover revealed its highly anticipated latest-generation Defender 4x4.
First off the production line will be the long wheelbase Defender 110 model, available to order now and starting from £45,240 on the road. Availability of Defender 90 and commercial versions are yet to be announced; expect guide prices of about £40,000 for the 90 and £35,000 for the commercial version.
From launch, diesel power comes from a choice of 200 or 240hp, four-cylinder motors, while petrol fans are treated to a 300hp four-cylinder, or an in-line six-cylinder petrol hybrid churning out 400hp. In addition, a plug-in hybrid will also be available.
Though some styling cues from the previous generation Defender are recognisable, the latest incarnation is a far cry from the vehicle that could be fixed with a lump hammer and a rivet gun.
Packed with technology, it features no less than 85 individual ECUs managing everything from its state of the art infotainment system and heads up driver display, to a plethora of navigation sensors and its comprehensive list of driver assist features. But can it pull a cattle trailer?