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Land Rover Defender SUV arrives in India at JNPT port, launch on 15th October

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Earlier in the year, Land Rover opened bookings for the all-new Defender in the Indian market. The brand also announced that the 2020 Land Rover Defender will be launched in the Indian market on 15th October 2020 and the first batch of Defender SUVs have arrived at JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) near Mumbai. The Defender will be available in three trims – S, SE and HSE along with Lifestyle Packs such as the Explorer Pack, the Adventure Pack, the Country Pack, and the Urban Pack to suit the lifestyle of the customer and can be further personalised with a range of 170 plus accessories. 

The 2020 Land Rover Defender comes offered in two body styles – ’90’ a classic three-door version and the ‘110’ a practical 5-door variant. Land Rover Defender 90 comes with seating for up to 6 people and the 110 offer seats to 7 people in a 5+2 configuration. The Defender 90 measures in at 4,323 mm / 4,583 (with spare wheel) in length, 2,008mm in width, 1,974mm(Coil-Suspension)/1,969 (Air suspension) in height and comes with a 2,587mm of the wheelbase. The 110 model measure 4,758 mm / 5,018 mm (with spare wheel), 2,008 mm in width, 1,967 mm in height and 3,022 mm of the wheelbase. 

The Land Rover Defender is powered by the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TwinTurbo petrol engine that produces 300 ps of power and 400 Nm of torque mated to an automatic transmission with an All-Wheel-Driveline. The Defender 90 can be propelled from 0-100 kmph in 8.0 seconds and the 110 can do 100 kmph from a standstill in 8.1 seconds. The SUV can do a top speed of 191 kmph. The off-road capable SUV comes with a 38-degree approach angle, 28-degree ramp-over angle and 40-degree departure angle with 291mm of ground clearance in the Off-Road mode and offers maximum water wading ability of 900mm with air suspension and 850mm with coil spring suspension. Both the Defender 90 and the 110 will be only available in the abovementioned P300 AWD Automatic specification. 

The Land Rover Defender highlights features such as a timeless design with a rugged radiator grille, a muscular bonnet with a diamond-plate design matte finish appliqué, LED headlights as standard and Matrix LED units on the top-spec model, U-shaped LED daytime running lights integrated into the headlight unit, 20-inch 5-spoke split alloy wheels, a spare wheel-mounted sideways opening tailgate, vertically oriented LED taillight cluster and skid plates. It also comes with exposed structural surfaces on the inside, a 12.3-inch fully-digital colour instrument console, multifunctional steering wheel with controls, a centrally mounted 10-inch interactive infotainment system, clear sight interior rearview mirror etc. 

The Land Rover Defender will be brought to the Indian soil via the Completely Built-Up (CBU) route and aficionados can book the iconic SUV online through the dedicated website online.