The New Land Rover Defender has been taking the world by storm. The second generation Defender recently also made its debut within the us – an entire 22 years after safety regulations had it explode the market in 1997. It appears that the Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has an imminent hit on its hands because the new car is creating tons of buzz; and is already in high demand in markets the planet over. And now we will confirm the car will come to India in June 2020. India will also get the Defender model line in the same order as America. Yes the Defender will be arriving first in its 110 or long wheelbase avatar.
The car is expected to drive in with just the P300 (2-litre, 4-cylinder, 296 bhp) Ingenious petrol engine. Auto transmission and AWD (all-wheel-drive) will be standard. Prices are expected to stay reasonably competitive – given that the car will be a direct import. Our sources have revealed that the car will be brought to market as a CBU (completely built unit) and will subsequently go for local assembly via the CKD (completely knocked down) kits route in late 2021. The Land Rover Defender 110 is predicted to be priced between ? 80 and 97 lakh, while the primary Edition (limited launch edition) are going to be priced over ? 1.05 crore. The Defender 90 is predicted at between Rs 70 and 90 lakh. These are ex-showroom price bands of course.
The Defender are going to be available in 4 trims – the quality , Defender S, Defender SE and HSE. The higher two specs will get the bells and whistles like the Clear Sight video-driven interior rear-view-mirror. Leather seats, the Meridian sound system , additional driver aids like blind spot warning, and a virtual instrument cluster.
But even the quality trim gets a good amount – everything from the touchscreen infotainment (with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), power adjust front seats to LED lighting. The DRL (daytime running light) signature though will only get on the SE and HSE. The lower trims also will not get the optional two-tone black roof.
For an additional cost, customers also can choose a number of the long list of accessories that Land Rover has developed for the Defender exclusively. Or they will simply choose the packs that the corporate has prepared – each giving the car a special character. You can choose the Urban Pack, Country Pack (ready for the slush and mud of country living), Adventure Pack (ideal for some basic off-roading), and the Explorer Pack (prepares the car for extreme off-roading capability). There is also tons of drugs and apparel to travel with all of this – a number of which is probably going to be sold in India also . We have reached bent Land Rover India to verify these details, but haven’t heard back from the corporate .
The much speculated Defender 130 (8-seater luxury touring version) – if it comes, won’t arrive before the last half of 2022. The Defender are going to be a luxury model given its pricing. But unlike the invention (family, utility usage), and therefore the Range Rover Velar (lifestyle, luxury use), the Defender are going to be positioned for its mad off-road capability. It will go up against the legendary Jeep Wrangler and Mercedes-Benz G350d as its key rivals, besides other premium brand SUV offerings buyers would naturally consider.