Arjun Kapoor, who is known for Ishaqzaade and 2 States film has just bought a Land Rover Defender that cost him Rs 1 Crore. He was also recently spotted driving the off-road SUV recently. The famous Bollywood actor has opted for the Pangea Green colour scheme for his SUV. From the pictures, we can see that he also got a fancy number plate.
This is not his first luxury SUV, Arjun already owns a Maserati Levante that he gifted himself on his 32nd birthday. The Levante is finished in Blue colour and costs Rs. 1.63 Crores. He also owns an Audi Q5 and a subtle Honda CR-V SUV.
Speaking of his latest purchase, the Defender is the latest offering from Land Rover. It was a big thing when the manufacturer announced that the Defender nameplate will be making a comeback. So, the new Defender had quite a lot to live up to. Fortunately, the new Defender proved itself worthy and now is one of the most capable SUV that anyone can buy in the market. So, the SUV has been able to capture a lot of hearts around the world.
Land Rover made a new platform specifically for the Defender, which is known as D7X. The new Defender is based on a Monocoque chassis, unlike the previous one which was a ladder-frame chassis. The ladder frame might be considered better for off-roading but it is nowhere comfortable compared to on-road. So, Land Rover ensured that the SUV is able to go off-road despite being based on a monocoque chassis.
There are some design elements in the new Defender that pays homage to the old Defender. For instance, the front circular LED headlamps are similar to the ones found on the original Defender. The small additional square LED lights are also found on the old Defender. There are “Safari Windows” placed on the corner of the roof and the overall profile of the SUV is still squarish just like the original Defender.
Powering the Defender is a 2.0-litre petrol engine that is capable of churning a max power output of 292 bhp and a peak torque output of 400 Nm. There is also a more powerful 3.0-litre petrol engine available that produces 394 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 550 Nm. Then there is a 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces 296 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 650 Nm. All the engines comes mated to only an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to all four wheels through a clever Terrain Response system.
There are loads of clever systems offered with the Defender. There is a twin-speed transfer case, configurable terrain response systems, cornering braking control, water wading sensor, adaptive dynamics, hill launch assist, hill descent control, dynamic stability control etc. The Defender rides on Air Suspension which makes the ride quality plush and can increase the ride height of the vehicle by 145 mm when off-roading. The maximum water wading capacity of the SUV is 900 mm. There are hosts of other safety equipment on offer too.