report: The Land Rover Defender 90 is designed to overcome extreme roads – La Tribune Auto

The designers Land rover have revisited the characteristic features of the Defender 90 for the 21st century.

The silhouette of the Land Rover Defender 90 revisited for the 21st century takes up the markers specific to the Land Rover range, like the short front and rear overhangs, the rear verticality as well as high thresholds which offer excellent angles of attack and flight.

Her vertical posture has been redesigned to integrate alpine skylights on the roof, retaining the side-hinged tailgate and the external spare wheel that make the Defender recognizable among all.

Thestripped appearance of the original Defender 90 is found in the Defender revisited for the 21st century.

Structural elements and fixations, usually hidden, are apparent.

The robust D7x (x for extreme) Land Rover architecture is designed to overcome extreme roads. It is based on aluminum monocoque construction. The D7x architecture is three times more rigid than a bodywork on a separate chassis.

Gaydon's robust three-door 4×4 boasts Unmatched all-terrain performance.

A permanent all-wheel drive, a double range transfer case, a active locking rear and central differential optional allow it to excel in the fine sand of the desert, the frozen tundra of the Arctic and elsewhere.

The architecture offers 291 mm ground clearance (in Off -Road height) and an off-road all-terrain geometry, thanks to angles of attack, crossing and flight of 38, 31 and 40 degrees respectively (in Off-Road height).

Her fording depth of 900 mm, associated with Wade program of the Terrain Response 2 system, allows drivers to progress through the water.

On dry land, advanced ClearSight Ground View technology helps the driver optimize the Defender's progression capabilities, by displaying on the central touch screen the area usually hidden by the hood, at the front of the wheels.

The Defender offers advanced all-terrain technologies.

The Terrain Response Configurable system allowsadapt Gaydon vehicle settings to all terrain conditions.

The maximum payload of 810 kg (on the P300), the static roof load of up to 300 kg, the 3,500 kg towing capacity as well as fording depth of 900 mm make the Defender a 4×4 ready for all land adventures.

The gear lever mounted on the dashboard makes it possible to add an optional retractable front central seat, in order to seat three people at the same time as on the first Land Rovers.

The Defender 90 is 4,583 mm long, 2,008 mm wide (mirrors retracted) and 1,974 mm high.

The Defender 90 to three doors can welcome six occupants in a vehicle the length of a compact family sedan (2,587 mm wheelbase).

The Defender 90 offers two seating options (five or six seats), and a cargo space behind the second row of seats of 297 liters, or even 1,263 liters when the second row is folded down.

The petrol range includes, at launch, P300 four-cylinder and the P400 with six cylinders.

Alternatively, two four-cylinder diesel engines, the D200 and the D240, are offered.

A plug-in hybrid version (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle or PHEV) is announced in 2020.

All engines have a eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and a dual range transfer case, to provide short gears for towing or off-road driving.

The petrol version of 300 hp uses a twin-scroll turbo and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.0 seconds.

The MHEV version of the engine P400 recovers the energy usually lost during deceleration and redeploys it. The Ingenium in-line six-cylinder petrol engine is coupled to a twin-scroll turbo as well as a 48V electric compressor, with a belted starter to support the petrol engine. The engine incorporates a 48V lithium-ion battery to store the energy recovered during deceleration. Combined, these technologies develop 400 hp and a torque of 550 Nm, for an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.0 seconds.

The D200 diesel accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.2 seconds.

The D240 diesel operates with sequential twin turbo technology providing 430 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.0 seconds.

The Defender underwent 62,000 tests before going into production.

During development testing, Defender's prototypes have traveled more than 1.2 million kilometers through some of the most hostile environments on the planet, ranging from desert temperatures of around 50 degrees Celsius to cold below minus 40 ° C in the Arctic, crossing the Colorado Rocky Mountain passes, over 3,000 meters.

14 individual modules can be continuously updated, by downloading data anytime, anywhere in the world with the Software-Over-The-Air (or SOTA) system without the need to go to a dealer Land Rover.

The three-door Defender 90 is available from 49,900 euros (available later).

The model range includes the Defender, S, SE, HE, First Edition and Defender X versions.

Four accessory packs (Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban) allow you to personalize the vehicle.

The Defender will be available in 128 markets.

The prices of the Land Rover Defender 90:


P300 BVA: € 54,300
P300 BVA S: € 59,200
P300 BVA SE: € 63,700
P300 BVA HSE: € 70,000
P400 BVA: € 63,400
P400 BVA S: € 67,300
P400 BVA SE: € 71,800
P400 BVA HSE: € 78,100
P400 BVA First Edition: € 78,400
P400 BVA X: € 96,100


D200 BVA: € 49,900
D200 BVA S: € 55,000
D200 BVA SE: € 59,500
D200 BVA HSE: € 65,800
D240 BVA: € 54,300
D240 BVA S: € 59,200
D240 BVA SE: € 63,700
D240 BVA HSE: € 70,000
D240 BVA First Edition: € 70,300

Land Rover Defender 90 standard equipment:


Main standard equipment

8-speed automatic transmission
Dual range transfer case
Permanent 4WD system with Terrain Response
Torque vectoring
Hill start assistance, stability control (DSC), traction control (ETC), descent speed control (HDC)
Electric steering with variable assistance (EPAS)
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Low grip road start
Anti-rollover stability control (RSC)
Cornering brake control (CBC)
Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
Hitch stability control
"Alpines" side windows
Safe with side opening with assisted closing (soft-closed)
Full body color roof
Automatic lighting of headlights and automatic wipers
LED headlights without LED signature
Power folding exterior mirrors, photosensitive and approach lights
18-inch Gloss White rims
All-season tires
Normal size spare tire (18 inches)
Fabric fabric seat and backrest
Seats manually adjustable in 8×8 directions (length, backrest tilt, height, headrests)
Rear seat 40:20:40
3rd rear headrest
Luggage cover
Multifunction steering wheel
Black gear shift paddles
Interior crosspiece with Light Gray Powder Coat Brushed finish – Light oyster-colored Morzine fabric pavilion
Interior without center console
2 front cup holders
Illuminated vanity mirrors in the front sun shades
Interior mood light
Photosensitive interior mirror
2-zone automatic air conditioning
Packs sockets, 1 12V socket in the trunk
DAB radio
Land Rover 180 W audio system
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Connected navigation
Online pack
10 inch touch screen
Remote Premium smartphone app
Cruise control with limiter
Lane Keeping Assistance
Driver vigilance check
Perimeter alarm
360 ° obstacle detectors
Panoramic cameras
Reading of traffic signs with intelligent cruise control
Wade sensing
ISOFIX attachments on the two rear outer seats
6 Airbags

The P400 engines also have:

19-inch 6-spoke wheels Gloss Sparkle Silver
Spare wheel standard size (19 inches)


Additional equipment compared to DEFENDER Base

19-inch 6-spoke wheels Gloss Sparkle Silver
Spare wheel standard size (19 inches)
Automatic high beam assistant (AHBA)
Leather gear selector
Front center console
Leather steering wheel
Multifunction PU
Integrated click and go base
Virtual dashboard with TFT screen


Additional equipment compared to DEFENDER S

20-inch 5-spoke wheels Gloss Sparkle Silver
Standard size spare tire (20 inches)
Premium LED headlights with LED signature
Automatic headlamp leveling
Front fog light
Body-colored door handle
Electrically adjustable steering column
Interior mirror with improved visibility (ClearSight)
Keyless entry
Meridian 400W audio system
Reverse traffic detection
Safe rear seat exit
Blind spot monitoring with active correction


Additional equipment compared to the DEFENDER SE

Retractable fabric roof (90 only)
20-inch 5-twin-spoke wheels Gloss Dark Gray contrast finish Diamond Turned
Standard size spare tire (20 inches)
Adaptive Matrix LED headlights with LED signature
Ground sheet
Leather steering wheel
Extended leather
Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assistance
Rear collision check

DEFENDER 90 1st Edition

Additional equipment compared to the DEFENDER 90 SE

Air suspension – Adaptive Dynamics
Configurable Terrain Response
Contrast white roof
Retractable fabric roof
20-inch 5-spoke wheels, Gloss Sparkle Silver
Standard size spare tire (20 inches)
Rear tinted windows
Exterior badge 'First Edition'
3rd folding front seat
Grained leather and Robust Woven fabric seats
Semi-manual heated seats adjustable in 12×12 directions at the front (lumbar adjustments (x4) and backrest tilt (x2) electric), driver and front passenger seat memory
Heated steering wheel
Ground sheet
Metal door sills with First Edition logo


Additional equipment compared to the DEFENDER HSE

Air suspension – Adaptive Dynamics
Configurable Terrain Response – Terrain Response 2
Off-road progress control (ATPC)
Active differential lock with Torque Vectoring
Contrasted black roof
Sliding panoramic roof
20 inch 5 spoke wheels in Satin Dark Gray finish
Exterior pack X
X badge
Black finish on the hood (except with Santorini Black color) and the rear towing eyelets
Darkened rear lights
Fixed rear bench 40:20:40 with central armrest and heated
Rough-cut Walnut interior finish
Interior rail with Dark Gray Powder Coat Brushed finish
Ebony Morzine fabric pavilion
Illuminated metal door sills with 'Land Rover' inscription
Metal pedals
Premium interior mood light
Meridian Surround Sound System (700W) – Household outlet in the trunk
Head-up display

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