(from Land Rover
Press Release) Strengthening The Appeal Of The Iconic Land
Land Rover Defender customers seeking a higher level of
specification can now enhance their vehicle even further with three
additional options and a choice of two new body colours, Barolo
Black and Havana.
Options of a new premium seat design, upgraded in-car entertainment
and a choice of four new contrast roof colours are now available to
Substantial improvements were made to the specification last year,
including introduction of the EU5 2.2-litre diesel engine,
ventilated discs, detail improvements to the interior and new option
packs to the 'S' and 'SE' trim levels. Three speed-limiting options
were also added for fleet users wanting to benefit from effective
control of fuel costs.
"The appeal of the Land Rover Defender has been strengthened with
the opportunity for customers to enhance their driving comfort and
also to personalise their vehicle with a range of contrast roof
colours. Underpinned by the powerful 2.2-litre diesel engine and its
go anywhere capability, the iconic Defender retains the rugged
appeal that it's always been famous for but now with even greater
customer choice," says John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand
Three New Options
In 2012, the Defender
gained a number of new option packs in addition to the 'S' and 'SE'
trim levels. Customers can now further enhance their Defender's
looks, comfort and versatility with a choice of three more options
as well as the choice of two new body colours, Barolo Black and
Choice of Contrast Roof
Smart new, contrast roof
colours can now be chosen against the majority of the Defender paint
palette. In addition to the standard Fuji White, customers can now
opt for Santorini Black, Indus Silver, Orkney Grey or Firenze Red.
The Firenze Red for example, can be chosen with the Santorini Black
roof and the Baltic Blue with Indus Silver or simply retain their
New Premium Seat Design
Premium part leather
seats which contour your body are available to the driver and front
seat passenger, sporting the Land Rover logo on the backrest. The
style of the seat naturally enhances driving support and comfort
over the toughest of terrain. An integrated, centre stitch line on
the headrest is also visible and adopted to the current standard
seat in the Defender.
Upgraded In-Car Entertainment
The base audio system
for the Defender has a single-slot CD player, USB, Aux jack and
4x50W amplification with an optional audio upgrade available for
Bluetooth connectivity with remote microphone. This can be enhanced
further with the optional, Alpine-branded Hi Line 150W low profile
subwoofer system with 10cm coaxial speakers replacing the standard
The Land Rover Defender continues to offer four option packs which
comprise of the following:
• Comfort Pack- Air
conditioning, CD Player with auxiliary input and convenience
• Exterior Pack- Brunel grille and headlamp surrounds, body
coloured roof, wheel arches and side runners.
• Leather Pack- Part leather seats and leather steering wheel
available on all body styles.
• Off-Road Pack- ABS, heavy duty rim and MTR tyre, tow ball and
under-ride protection bar.
• A plain black Pick Up hood is also available as an option and
a plain beige hood for the 110 Double Cab Pick Up. Both options
are in addition to existing styles.
• All models have tinted glass and there's the option of part
leather standard seats in addition to the new premium seats.
2.2-litre diesel engine
The EU5 2.2-litre diesel
engine replaced the EU4 2.4-litre diesel in 2012, matching it for
power, torque and fuel consumption, whilst a full acoustic engine
cover replaced the previous splash cover, reducing radiated engine
noise and improving driving refinement.
The 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 122PS@3,500rpm and torque of
360Nm@2,000rpm, giving a 0-60mph time of 14.7 seconds and a top
speed of 90mph. CO2 emissions on the combined cycle are 266g/km for
the Defender 90 and 295g/km for the 110 and 130.
The GFT MT 82 six-speed gearbox has an excellent ratio spread, high
top gear for cruising and enhanced low-speed crawl capability. The
lower first gear offers low crawl speed making towing on-road and
off-road much easier. The low-down engine torque also helps in-gear
acceleration and the tall sixth gear ensures excellent real-world
cruising, refinement and fuel economy. Ground gears in both the
gearbox and transfer box help contribute to the refinement of the
The Defender's facia
continues to be based on a single, large moulding supported on a
robust steel rail to help eliminate squeaks and rattles. The
instruments provide clear, concise information to the driver with
LED illumination. Versatile stowage shelves are conveniently located
for both the driver and passenger and two console options are
available: a practical open-tray design that keeps contents to hand
and a large, lidded design that provides an impressive 14 litres of
A powerful heating and ventilation system is designed to cope with
the most extreme climates and features aluminium plate and fin heat
exchangers to deliver impressive performance.
Tall front seats are designed to improve maximum back support and
headrest ergonomics in the most demanding of driving conditions and
there are robust, supportive second row seats too. The 110 Station
Wagon, 110 Double Cab Pick Up and 130 Crew Cab models, can
comfortably accommodate three occupants on an asymmetrically-split
second row seat. The Station Wagon derivatives have a
spring-assisted fold mechanism which helps when folding the seats
and when carrying large or awkward loads.
Defender 90 Station Wagon second row occupants benefit from a pair
of individual, full-size, forward-facing rear seats. Providing
excellent comfort levels, these seats are also available as a third
row option on the 110 Station Wagon. Accessed either through the
rear door or by folding the second row seats, they can be easily
folded and stowed sideways in the loadspace.
Seat trims include durable all-vinyl and cloth specifications as
well as the half-leather standard seat option and new Premium seats.
Three-point safety belts are specified for all seating positions.
Unique Vehicle Architecture
vehicle architecture remains unchanged. The chassis frame is
available in three different wheelbases and in both standard and
heavy-duty guise (for even greater load-bearing capabilities). A
total of 14 separate body styles - from pick-ups and soft-tops to
crew cabs and station wagons - are produced on the mainstream
production line. Beyond this, Land Rover's Engineered To Order team
offer a range of products from standard drop-side or box-body
conversions to bespoke design and build adaptations.