Famous Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor bought a Land Rover Defender this year. The Defender is the most iconic SUV that Land Rover has in its portfolio. So, it was a big moment when they announced that they will be bringing back the legendary Defender nameplate. Arjun Kapoor is known for films like 2 States and Ishaqzaade. The Bollywood actor’s SUV was recently spotted on Mumbai roads.
The video is uploaded by CS12 VLOGS on his YouTube channel. The video shows us the Defender. We know that the Defender belongs to Arjun Kapoor because it is carrying the same VIP number plate. Arjun Kapoor himself is not visible in the video. So, we are not sure who is driving the SUV.
He also has more luxury vehicles in his garage. There is a Maserati Levante that he gifted himself on his 32nd birthday. The Levante is priced at Rs. 1.63 Crores ex-showroom and Arjun chose the blue colour for it. He also owns an Audi Q5 and a Honda CR-V.
Arjun Kapoor opted for Pangea Green colour which is the best colour for the Defender. It is said that the Defender cost Rs. 1 Crore to the Bollywood actor. The Defender is offered in various engine options. There is a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a more powerful 3.0-litre petrol engine. The 2.0-litre petrol produces 292 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 400 Nm whereas the 3.0-litre petrol puts out 296 bhp of max power and a peak torque output of 550 Nm.
You can also get a 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces 296 bhp of max power and 650 Nm of peak torque. All the engines come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover offers all-wheel-drive with Defender as standard. It also comes with a clever Terrain Response System that can automatically detect the type of surface and adjust various parameters of the SUV.
The SUV comes with Roll Stability Control, Twin Speed Transfer Box, Hill Launch Assist, All-Terrain Progress Control, Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring and Adaptive Dynamics. The Defender comes with air suspension as standard. So, the suspension can raise or lower itself depending on the circumstances. Also, air suspension absorbs all the bumps and keeps the cabin a comfortable space to be in. You can increase the ride height of the SUV by 145 mm when you are off-roading.
The Defender is offered in two body styles. There is 90 and 110. These numbers depict the wheelbase of the SUV. Until now, only 110 was available in our country and Arjun Kapoor also owns a Defender 110. Recently, Land Rover launched Defender 90 in India for a starting price of Rs. 76.57 lakh (ex-showroom, India) whereas the most affordable 110 model of Defender costs Rs. 83.38 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). So, the Defender 90 seems like a good deal but it is a three-door SUV and has a shorter wheelbase which means that it is also not practical and it cannot be your family SUV. However, if you are looking for an off-roading SUV, the Defender 90 makes much more sense.