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The iconic Defender is renowned as a robust and dependable 4x4. Learn more about this legendary vehicle.
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Discover the Defender and Embrace the Impossible

Discover the Defender and Embrace the Impossible

  • The Defender is an iconic SUV known for its rugged durability, off-road capabilities, and distinctive design.
  • Originally launched in the 1980s, the Defender has been a symbol of adventure ever since.
  • The latest model combines the Defender's traditional toughness with modern technology and luxury.


The iconic Defender is renowned as a robust and dependable 4x4. Learn more about this legendary vehicle. 


Exceptional ground clearance

The Defender is designed to conquer the elements. It features electronic air suspension that provides up to 291mm of ground clearance - equivalent to the height of a bottle of wine. This enables it to traverse rocks and obstacles with ease.


Ready for steep grades

Rugged yet elegant, the Defender maintains its composure even in wet conditions. It can effortlessly handle 45-degree side slopes and 45-degree inclines.


Remarkable load carrying

Engineered for adventure, the Defender can carry 168kg of gear on the roof while in motion and up to 300kg when stationary. This means you can camp off the ground in a specially designed roof tent when you stop.


Designed for durability

The Defender is built to stand the test of time. The new D7X bodyshell (X for extreme) combines aluminum with high-strength steel. This makes the new model three times stronger than the Defender’s closest 4x4 rivals.


Withstanding water

The Defender can wade through depths of up to 900mm and endure up to 60 minutes in freshwater without any intrusion or damage.


Defender in water


A true powerhouse

The Defender is exceptionally strong. The optional winch can manage loads of up to 4.5 tonnes over a distance of 45 meters. That’s the equivalent of pulling two rhinos or one Asian elephant!


Tested to the extreme

The Defender is put through its paces in the world’s harshest environments, ensuring its capability in every situation. It always passes these endurance tests with flying colours, providing confidence in its abilities.


Durability and strength

The Defender is built to last, featuring the strongest drive components of all Land Rover vehicles. It can be seen spectacularly demonstrating its strength in the James Bond film, No Time to Die.


Designed to be tough

Why choose between luxury and capability? The Defender provides it all. Add a satin protective film to the exterior to protect paintwork against harsh conditions. Inside, you’ll find a hard-wearing cabin that can withstand extreme usage, plus all the latest technology.


Defender interior


Ready for the urban jungle

The Defender is as comfortable in the city as it is off-road. A plethora of technology features, such as 360 cameras, help it navigate urban environments with ease. It has been tested by repeatedly driving at curbs at 35mphSo, speed ramps, potholes, and multi-storey car parks can be navigated with confidence.


Wild camping

If you choose to stop overnight on an adventure, you can stay in a tent that integrates into the Defender’s roof. Its ability to carry up to 300kg on its roof while static makes this easy.


Dynamic on and off-road

The Defender 90 V8 is a joy to drive and achieves 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds. It has been refined over time from Land Rover’s expertise in motorsport through the Defender Rally Series.


Unrivalled capability

The Defender is king of the 4x4s. If you would like to learn more or take a test drive, simply contact your local Land Rover retailer. Our product specialists will be delighted to show you the new Defender up close so you can explore this exceptional model yourself.


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