Land Rover brought back the Defender SUV in the market few years ago. It is one of those SUVs that has a huge fan following around the world. Land Rover launched the SUV in India too and it quickly became popular among buyers in a very short span of time. Many Indian celebrities have already bought this SUV and Actor Suneil Shetty is one of the latest celebs to buy this SUV. The actor bought a brand new Land Rover Defender 110 SUV which has a starting price of around Rs 1.05 crore.
— Suniel Shetty FC (@SunielShetty_FC) November 8, 2022
The video has been uploaded by Suniel Shetty FC on Twitter. The exact details of the variant that Suneil Shetty bought are not available at the moment. It is however clear from the video that this is the 5-door version. Land Rover offers Defender in both 5-door and 3-door versions in India. The SUV 5-door version is called 110 and the 3-door version is called Defender 90. The numbers in the name denote the wheelbase of these variants. Land Rover also has Defender 130 in the market that can actually seat 7 passengers in it.
Land Rover Defender SUV is available with three engine options – two in petrol and one in diesel. The turbo petrol engines offered include a 2.0 liter-4 cylinder unit that generates 300 Bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. There is a 3.0 liter-6 cylinder unit that generates 400 Bhp and 550 Nm of torque. The turbo diesel engine which is one of the most popular pick is a 3.0 liter inline 6-cylinder unit that makes 300 Bhp and 650 Nm of torque.
All these engine options are available with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Power from these engines are sent to all four wheels. 4×4 is a standard feature across all variants and versions. Land Rover Defender is imported to India and is sold as a CBU. The current generation Defender quickly grabbed buyer’s attention mainly because it offered rugged looks, off-road capabilities without compromising on comfort. The SUV offers several modern-day features like 360-degree camera, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, large infotainment screen, fully digital instrument cluster and so on.
Other than Suneil Shetty actors like Mammootty from Malayalam movie industry, Asif Ali, Arjun Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Aayush Sharma, Ravi Teja have bought the current generation Defender. many politicians also have this SUV in their garage now. Tamilnadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Kanyakumari MP Vijay Vasanth, industrialist Mukesh Ambani and Indian Express scion Viveck Goenka also have this SUV in their garage. There are even actors like Prithviraj and Dulquer Salmaan who own older generation Land Rover Defender SUV.
This is not Suneil Shetty’s first SUV in his garage. He has SUVs like Mercedes Benz GLS 350, a Hummer H2, a BMW X5 and even a Jeep Wrangler. He also owns a G 350D SUV in Grey shade and the actor has been spotted in this SUV couple of times. Price for a brand new Land Rover Defender SUV starts at Rs 91.80 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 2.30 crore, ex-showroom. Recently Chinese car manufacturer SUV Chery copied Defender and unveiled an SUV named Jetour Traveller.