Land Rover Defender launched in India: Jeep Wrangler rival

Land Rover has launched the all-new Defender in the Indian market for Rs 73.89 lakh, ex-showroom. Land Rover started accepting the bookings for the all-new SUV earlier this year and also announced the prices. With the official launch, Land Rover has announced that these are introductory prices and the price will be hiked by Rs 4 lakh for all the bookings made from today.

The SUV is available in two body styles 90, which will offer 3-door set-up and the 110, which offers 5-door set-up. There are five different variants for both the body styles. The deliveries for the 3-door Defender 90 will start after April 2021.

Land Rover Defender variant-wise prices

Variant Defender 90 Defender 110
Base Rs 73.98 lakh Rs 79.94 lakh
S Rs 77.37 lakh Rs 83.36 lakh
SE Rs 79.94 lakh Rs 86.64 lakh
HSE Rs 83.91 lakh Rs 90.46 lakh
First Edition Rs 84.63 lakh Rs 89.63 lakh

The Land Rover Defender 90 is 4,583mm long while the Defender 110 is 5,018mm. The 110 is also taller than the Defender 90. Both the versions have similar width and water wading depth of 900mm. Land Rover offers the Defender 90 with a set of five seats while the Defender 110 get optional extra two seats too.

Land Rover offers a wide range of engine options for the Defender in the international markets. However, in India, it will come powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged-petrol engine from the Ingenium family of the brand. It produces a maximum power of 300 PS and peak torque of 400 Nm. Despite being an off-road focussed vehicle, it is extremely quick too. The Defender 90 can do 0-100 km/h in just 8 seconds while the 110 version takes 0.1 second longer to reach the three-digit mark. There is no diesel engine available with the SUV in the Indian market.

It gets a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a centre locking differential and an active rear locking differential. Additionally, it also comes with Land Rover’s Terrain Response System that works with an array of electronic aids to improve the vehicle’s off-roading capabilities.

The First Edition top-spec trim comes with a long list of features. including a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heads-up display, automatic climate control system, connected car technology, wireless charging, a Meridian audio system, 12-way electrically adjustable seat, heated front, 350-degree surround camera, LED headlamps and electronic air suspension.

It also comes with six airbags, ABS, traction control, driver condition monitor, blind spot assist and front and rear parking sensors. The Defender comes with grained leather and woven textile seats that make them very rugged. The Defender also comes with a list of optional extras and accessory packs that can be chosen.