Land Rover Defender diesel variant launched in India at Rs 94.36 lakh
Land Rover has launched the Defender 90 and Defender 110 with a diesel powertrain in India. The Defender D300 will be offered across the SE, HSE, X-Dynamic and X variants of the 90 and 110, with prices starting from Rs 94.36 lakh for the base Defender 90 SE and Rs 97.03 lakh for the Defender 110 SE variants.
The D300 gets a 3-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine that makes 296bhp and 650Nm and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The top-speed of both the Defender 90 and Defender 110 is electronically limited to 191kmph, while the 0-100 times for the both have a marginal difference, with Defender 90 taking 6.7 seconds to hit a ton while Defender 110 taking 7 seconds for the same.
On the outside, the Defender continues to get features like body coloured roofs, LED headlamps and taillamps, electronic and heated ORVMs and electronic air suspension. It’s the most modern Defender yet and is festooned with premium equipment like 360-degree camera, heads-up display and 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated with JLR’s Pivi-Pro car connected technology among many others.
Safety on the Defender is off the charts with features like Roll Stability Control(RSC), Hill Descent Control(HDC), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Hill Launch Assist, Electronic Traction Control(ETC), Cornering Brake Control(CBC), ABS and airbags.
With diesel variants added to the range, the Defender’s appeal only gets broader but competition remains strong with Jeep announcing local production of the Wrangler while popularity of the badass German gangster, aka Mercedes-Benz G350d, remains high.