The New Land Rover Defender, described as an icon reimagined for the 21st century, has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Monday, according to statement issued in Doha by Alfardan Premier Motors.
Across seven decades of pioneering innovation, Land Rovers have earned a unique place in the hearts of explorers, humanitarian agencies and adventurous families across the world. Proven in the harshest environments on earth, the new Defender maintains this bloodline.
Beside the peerless luxury and refinement of the Range Rover family and the highly capable and versatile Discovery SUVs, new Defender completes the Land Rover dynasty. The instantly recognisable silhouette features signature Defender elements including short front and rear overhangs.
Durable new D7x architecture is engineered to withstand the Extreme Event Test procedure, above and beyond the normal standard for SUV.
A maximum payload of up to 900kg, static roof load of up to 300kg, dynamic roof load of 168kg, towing capacity of 3,720kg and wading depth of up to 900mm combine to make new Defender the ultimate 4x4 for overland adventures. Land Rover’s pioneering Terrain Response 2 technology moves the game on again with new Wade programme and world-first off-road Configurable Terrain Response allowing experts and novices to optimise traction no matter the conditions.
Electrified powertrains have been introduced to Defender with advanced mild-hybrid and plug-in electric vehicle options, as well as powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines.
The new Pivi Pro infotainment featuring an intuitive interface while Software-Over-The-Air updates provide the latest software at all times, anywhere in the world.
The functional, durable and flexible interior is unique with exposed structural elements and a central front jump seat. The new Defender will be available in 90 and 110 body designs, with up to six seats in the 90 and the option of five, six or 5+2 seating in the 110.
The model range comprises Defender, First Edition and top of the range Defender X models, as well as standard, S, SE, HSE specification packs.
Land Rover’s new purpose-engineered D7x (for extreme) architecture is based on a lightweight aluminium monocoque construction to create the stiffest body structure Land Rover has ever produced. It is three times stiffer than traditional body-on-frame designs, providing perfect foundations for the fully independent air or coil sprung suspension and supports the latest electrified powertrains.
The new Defender has been through more than 62,000 tests for engineering sign-off, while the chassis and body architecture have been engineered to withstand Land Rover’s Extreme Event Test procedure – repeated and sustained impacts, above and beyond the normal standard for SUV and passenger cars. During development testing, prototype models have covered millions of kilometres across some of the harshest environments on earth, ranging from the 50C heat of the desert and sub 40C cold of the Arctic to altitudes of 10,000ft in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
Configurable Terrain Response debuts on new Defender, allowing experienced off-roaders to fine-tune individual vehicle settings to perfectly suit the conditions, while inexperienced drivers can let the system detect the most appropriate vehicle settings for the terrain, using the intelligent Auto function.
The new Defender can negotiate crowded city streets as effortlessly as climbing mountains, crossing deserts and withstanding freezing temperatures.
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