Land Rover Defender Launch Highlights: Defender 90 and 110 SUV price and variants

2020 Land Rover Defender India Launch, Price: The all-new Land Rover Defender has finally arrived in India. While deliveries of the 110 have begun today, the Defender 90 will be available in Q1 of the next financial year.

By: | Updated: October 15, 2020 1:08:27 pm
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Land Rover Defender Price, Images, Mileage and Colours: After a delay in the launch in August due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Land Rover Defender has now been launched in India today. Arriving in the country as a direct import, the Defender will be sold in both its short and long-wheelbase versions in India, powered by a 300 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine. Bookings have been open at dealerships and online as well. Loaded with tech and features for off-road capability and comfort, the Defender will also offer customisable accessory packages.

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    13:06 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Land Rover Defender overview

    Land Rover India today launched the 2020 Defender in the country at a starting price of Rs 73.98 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will be available in two body styles - the Defender 90 and the long-wheelbase Defender 110. While the deliveries of the 110 have begun today, the 90 will be available in Q1 FY 2021-22.

    The Defender is powered by a 1,997cc petrol engine that makes 296 hp at 5,500 rpm and 400 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It packs a long list of features for off-road capabilities - Twin-Speed Transfer Box (High/Low Range), Hill Launch Assist, Electronic Traction Control (ETC), All Wheel Drive (AWD), Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) & Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), Configurable Terrain Response, to name a few. Scroll down for more details and full price list.

    12:55 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Land Rover Product Portfolio in India

    The Land Rover range in India includes the Range Rover Evoque (starting at Rs 58.67 lakh), Discovery Sport (starting at Rs 59.91 lakh), the Range Rover Velar (priced at Rs 73.30 lakh), Discovery (starting at Rs 75.59 lakh), Range Rover Sport (starting at Rs 88.24 lakh) and Range Rover (starting at Rs 196.82 lakh). All prices ex-showroom.

    12:54 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Network in India

    Jaguar Land Rover vehicles are available in India in 24 cities, through 27 authorized outlets in Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Karnal, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Raipur, Surat and Vijayawada.

    12:50 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Accessory Packs

    The Defender will be offered with four pre-customised accessory packs - Explorer Pack, Adventure Pack, Country Pack, and Urban Pack. Besides these, customers can also choose from 170 individual accessories.

    12:46 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Land Rover Defender variant-wise prices

    Both Land Rover Defender 90 and the long-wheelbase Defender 110 will come in five variants - standard, S, SE, HSE, and First Edition. 

    12:37 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Land Rover Defender price

    Prices for the Land Rover Defender 90 start at Rs 73.98 lakh (ex-showroom) and those for the Defender 110 start at Rs 79.94 lakh (ex-showroom). The deliveries for the 110 will begin starting today and the Defender 90 will be available in the first quarter of next financial year. 

    12:30 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    ClearSight Rear View

    The Defender features a ClearSight Rear View Mirror that uses a live video feed from the roof antenna. If the view from the rear windscreen is blocked, the driver will still see the view behind the car.

    12:27 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Defender cabin features

    The cabin is highlighted by a 10-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system. The New Defender sports the next-generation Electronic Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) supporting SOTA (Software-Over-The-Air) updates. SOTA allows customers to receive updates without visiting the retailer. Within the lifetime of the New Defender, the embedded diagnostics system will be able to alert customers about issues and either prevent or resolve them automatically as a data connection replaces a traditional toolkit.

    12:25 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Configurable Terrain Response

    It gets a world-first Configurable Terrain Response that allows the driver to individually select powertrain, steering and differential and traction control settings.

    Also, Electronic Active Differential ensures power is transferred to the wheels that have the most grip to help lessen wheel slip while driving off-road and on-road, it aids in cornering.

    12:11 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    110 launching today

    Land Rover Defender has been around for 70 years now. In India, the 2020 Defender 110 is being launched first and the three-door 90 will be launched soon while bookings for it are open.

    11:54 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Birth of Land Rover Defender

    The 90, 110, and 130 were renamed in 1990 with the moniker Defender. The SUV has since gone on to become one of the most popular off-road friendly and luxurious SUVs around the world.

    11:51 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    A little lesson in history

    The Series I Land Rover was introduced in 1947 and the initial prototype had a central seating position, but was not carried forward in the production version. Land Rover was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. The 100th production Series I was gifted to King George VI in 1948. The Series II Land Rover was launched in 1958 and was appreciated for its design, shaping the signature Land Rover styling. The Series III came along in 1971 with modern features like an optional fresh-air heater. In 1979, the Series III had a 3.5-litre V8 and full-time four-wheel-drive.

    11:20 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Seat layout

    A jump seat can also be configured on this car between the driver and co-passenger. Customers can also spec third-row seats, with the provision of air vents already there even in the five-seater models. The boot lid opens sideways and the height can also be lowered through a button placed in the boot.

    11:09 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    2020 Defender engine

    The 2020 Land Rover Defender is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that makes 296 hp and 400 Nm of torque, and is paired with an eight-speed automatic with twin-transfer cases as standard.

    10:50 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Feature highlights

    Land Rover Defender gets LED headlamps on most of the variants, though the HSE as well as the First Edition get Matrix LED headlamps. The vehicle's suspension can be raised or lowered depending on requirements. It gets multiple driving modes which raise or lower the suspension based on the terrain. The cabin gets a three-zone climate control.

    10:34 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Defender First Edition

    The First Edition Defender, based on the SE variant, features black accents, a contrasting roof, differently-styled 20-inch alloys, and 'First Edition' badges. It will be the top of the Land Rover Defender line-up. The First Edition is likely to be on sale for a limited time period.

    10:25 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    Versions and variants

    The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 is a five-door version whereas the Defender 90 is a three-door SUV. The Indian market will get both 90 and 110 in five variants – Base, S, SE, HSE and First Edition.

    09:49 (IST)15 Oct 2020
    2020 Land Rover Defender in India

    Land Rover revealed the price for the Defender 90 and the Defender 110 some months back but it is now understood that the price will be revised. It will be sold in India as a CBU (complete built up) unit in two forms. Pre-bookings for the 2020 model SUV have been open at Land Rover dealerships and on its official website as well.

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