New Land Rover Defender

Land Rover has just strengthened its line-up with a new Defender

The biggest player in the 4x4 market has just strengthened its line-up - with a new Defender! This is the updated version of Land Rover's most famous model, which comes with a host of improvements to performance and comfort.

On sale later this year, the revised Defender keeps the same classic shape as the 1949 Series-1 model. The only exterior change is the larger bonnet hump, giving a clue to the most significant improvement - a new 120bhp 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine. Replacing the ageing Td5, it offers considerably more torque - with 360Nm available from 2,000rpm - and better refinement. It's linked up to a new six-speed manual box.

Inside, there's a fresh Discovery-style dash, and seating has also been improved with a new rear bench which can be folded to increase load space. The Defender shouldn't rise much beyond its current £24,995 starting price. Meanwhile, the Range Rover Sport will be getting the firm's new 3.6-litre V8 turbodiesel.

Most Popular

New 2022 MG7 could be a cut-price Audi A5
MG 7 - side
News

New 2022 MG7 could be a cut-price Audi A5

The new MG7 saloon has been teased ahead of its August reveal
8 Aug 2022
“Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda cars are just too similar”
Opinion - VW and Skoda
Opinion

“Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda cars are just too similar”

Mike Rutherford thinks Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda need to target different audiences if they are to be successful in the future
7 Aug 2022
New 2025 Land Rover Discovery set for luxury reinvention
Land Rover Discovery - front (watermarked)
News

New 2025 Land Rover Discovery set for luxury reinvention

The Land Rover Discovery nameplate could spawn a family of models like the Defender
4 Aug 2022