Land Rover launched the all-new Defender in the Indian market last month with a starting price of Rs 73.98, ex-showroom. Only a few weeks after the official launch, Bollywood fraternity has received the delivery of the first Land Rover Defender. Actor Ayush Sharma recently bought the all-new Defender SUV and he posted pictures of himself with the vehicle. It is the SE 110 5-door version of the all-new Defender which is priced at Rs 86.64 lakh, ex-showroom.
Given the popularity of the Land Rover Defender around the world and even in India, there are likely to be more such deliveries to the celebrities in the coming months. Land Rover Range Rover is already a common brand name in the celebrity garages in India. Land Rover imports the Defender SUVs as CBU – Completely Built Units to India and the delivery to Mr Sharma happened from the first lot of vehicles that landed in India.
Reportedly, Ayush Sharma received the delivery of the vehicle on 3rd November. The SUV is in Santorini Black shade and looks majestic, to say the least. The all-new Defender has received an overwhelming response from around the world.
There are ten variants of the Land Rover Defender that are available in the Indian market. The Defender 90, which gets three doors has five variants and the same goes for the Defender 110, which gets five doors. Land Rover started accepting the bookings for the all-new Defender earlier this year. The customers who booked the Defender initially have received a discount of almost Rs 4 lakh, while the customers making fresh bookings had to pay the full price. Land Rover is yet to start the bookings for the Land Rover Defender 90 and it will start sometime in April-June 2021.
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The all-new Defender is based on a new D7X platform. It gets monocoque chassis and the design elements pay homage to the original Defender. Land Rover has paid some extreme attention to the details and has also added iconic highlights like aluminium castings on the windows and split tail lamps with LED. Also, the overall shape of the all-new Land Rover Defender remains very similar to the original models.
In India, Land Rover offers only the 2.0-litre four-cylinder, BS6 petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 292 Bhp and a peak torque of 400 Nm. There is the option of only an automatic transmission. The all-new Defender gets some serious off-roading specification equipment including Terrain Response 2 system. It can be configured according to the need to maximize the traction according to the station. The Defender can raise itself by 145mm when going off the tarmac. There is a pneumatic suspension system that can also decrease the ground clearance by 50mm to improve the getting in and out of the vehicle. The Defender gets a maximum water wading depth of 900mm, which is massive. The top-end version of the Defender gets a massive 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster, heads-up display, automatic climate control, connected car technology, 360-degree surround camera system, LED headlamps and more. There is a long list of safety equipment too.