Land Rover Defender

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Land Rover Defender Review

Introduction

Rooted in the year 1948, this British multinational was merged with several big names during its tour in the field of automobile. This might very well be the reason for the brand's success since its set up. Adding up to the success list the brand is out with the facelift of its iconic model “Defender”. This iconic masterpiece started its journey as Land Rover series in the year 1948, a brilliant 67 years have passed and still with slight mutations, the Defender holds the fame and dominance that it had in the initial stages of its success. Introduced as “Land Rover Ninety” and “Land Rover One Ten”, this off-roader was known for its adroit characteristic in encountering off-road tracks.

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Land Rover Defender Interior & Features

Interiors

High quality leather seats with leather wrapped centre console offers a plush aura all in the cabin. Driver oriented front fascia of the car comes with ergonomically arranged controls that makes the driving even more pleasurable. Modular storage space to the fascia and the tunnel area allows you to settle useful amenities required during travel. Analogue instrument cluster with ambient illumination offers the driver with almost every driving parameter that enhances the driving characteristic. Audio system of the Defender comes with AUX-IN compatibility that allows you to plug in any external device and play your favorite genres. Maximum boot space of 1510-litres would be ample enough to settle heavy baggages of luggage.


Defender Exterior

Exteriors

Retaining the iconic outline of its predecessors , the new Defender is the resemblance of toughness, ruggedness and strength. Matrix grille at the front with chrome glossing allows the defender to gasp ample air to the engine bay. Full-round halogen lamps of the Defender allows you to pave even the deepest darkened areas. Protruded wheel arches and the bulged hood screams the reason for its bold and masculine look. Tough and adaptable box-section ladder-frame chassis of the defender and the full size spare wheel affixed to the tail gate throws an off-road persona to the dynamic silhouette of the car. This audacious drive holds a precise measurement range of 3861-4785 mm X 1790 mm X 2000-2182 mm. Michelin latitude cross tyres of the car holds a standard alloy size of 16-inch.

Land Rover Defender Engine & Fuel Consumption

Engine, Mileage and Variants

In order to meet the practicality, the brand has come up with its three variants- Defender 90, Defender 110, Defender 130. Widely acclaimed as the most potent model off all time, this new off-roader comes in hard top, soft top, station wagon and pick up body style. The 2.2-litre diesel generator under the robust hood churns out a maximum power of 122 PS, at the same time the regular four wheel drive arrangement of the Defender is served with a peak torque of 360 Nm at 2000 rpm. 6-speed transmission mated with the powerplant of the Defender allows it rev up from 0-100 km/h in 15.8 seconds and the propulsion only comes to an end at 145 kmph. Efficient diesel engine of the Defender delivers a decent mileage of 10 kmpl.

Defender Braking & Safety

Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous

Efficient disc brakes of the car come affixed with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake distribution (EBD). The ABS prevents the wheel locking during instant braking, thus limiting the risk of skidding. Heavy duty suspension of the Defender supports the robust chassis while encountering rugged terrains. Efficient airbag package equipped to the front fascia allows you to escape fatal injuries while encountering head-on collisions. Robust body architecture of the car has crumple zones that absorbs the collision energy during accidents. Permanent four wheel drive arrangement of the car has centre differential that evenly distributes the torque and prevents the risk of slippage.

Verdict

This 67-year old masterpiece still holds the ruggedness and strength of its predecessors, that makes it a model of absolute allurement. With a decent power and a tremendous off-road capability it stands as a tough contender in the SUV line-up.

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