New Land Rover Defender (2020): the adventurer goes to the plug-in hybrid! –

The new Land Rover Defender is full of innovations. On the menu in particular: new engines, including a new P400e plug-in hybrid version

The range of the new Defender continues to expand. Land Rover is now offering new engines to its legendary 4×4.

And increasingly stringent environmental standards oblige, the adventurer is electrified by switching for the first time to the plug-in hybrid.

404 hp and 43 km of electric autonomy

In its long 5-door 110 configuration, it is now offered in a P400e version. This combines a 2.0L gasoline 4-cylinder unit of 300 hp and an electric motor of 105 hp. The set develops a total power of 404 hp and 640 Nm of torque which is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Enough to cross all obstacles while announcing a 0 to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 209 km / h.

This is completed by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 19.2 kWh for an all-electric range displayed at 43 km. Allow 2 hours to recover 80% of the battery on a 7 kW wallbox or 30 minutes in fast charge.

Land Rover also announces an average consumption of 3.3L / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 74 g / km, which allows it to avoid any ecological penalty. The rating remains high all the same since the Defender 110 P400e is displayed from 73,400 €. At this price, it has 20-inch rims as standard, three-zone automatic air conditioning, electronic air suspension and a Mode 3 charging cable. The first deliveries are expected in early 2021.

New six-cylinder mild hybrid diesel

Along with this PHEV version, the Defender also receives a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine, featuring 48V Mild Hybridization (MHEV) technology and available in three different power levels on the D200, D250 and D300 models. The old four cylinders D200 and D240 disappear from the catalog.

A unique X-Dynamic finish

Land Rover also offers a new finish to its 4×4. Called X-Dynamic, it is inserted into the heart of the range, between the Defender and Defender X. It offers a more robust exterior design (front and rear protective plates in "Silicon Satin" matched to the grille and rear towing rings in "Satin Black") and new interior equipment available for both the Defender 90 and 110 (illuminated front sill plates, specific two-tone upholstery, etc.).

An enriched options catalog

Finally, the Defender options catalog has been enriched, notably with new colors such as "Yulong White", "Silicon Silver" and "Carpathian Gray", all available with a choice of contrasting colors for the roof ( black or white). A selection of custom options is also offered for the first time, including the retractable fabric roof for the Defender 110 and the choice of a "Suspension" package on the Defender 90.

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