Land Rover Defender gains six-cylinder diesel and new x-dynamic packs

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Land Rover Defender gains six-cylinder diesel and new x-dynamic packs

  • New six-cylinder Ingenium diesel: Smooth and refined in-line diesel engine is available in three power outputs of D200 (147kW/500Nm), D250 (183kW/570Nm) and range-topping D300 (220kW/650Nm)
  • High-performance diesel: D300 delivers superior torque, fuel economy and emissions to previous diesels, and is Eu6d-Final and RDE2 compliant
  • Choice of petrol powertrains: The petrol line-up is available with either the in-line four cylinder P300 (221kW) or the powerful six-cylinder P400 (294kW) which features efficient Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology 
  • Defender X-Dynamic Pack: Bridging the gap between Defender and Defender X models, new X-Dynamic Pack features a tough exterior design and unique interior fittings
  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive: Defender is the first Land Rover with Intelligent All-Wheel drive system, fitted to all in-line six-cylinder diesels
  • Defender 90: Three-door version boasts impressive capability and advanced technologies in a compact wheelbase, capable of seating six and available to order now
  • Safer: Blind Spot Assist, Clear Exit Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Collision Monitor and Rear Traffic Monitor are now standard on all variants, adding to an already comprehensive list of safey features
  • Choose your model: 90 from $71,500 and 110 starting at $74,500 in Australia. First deliveries February 2021.

The Land Rover Defender now has advanced new powertrains, new model specifications and more options, making it even more attractive to a broader range of customers. 

Driven by a passion and respect for the original, New Defender delivers transformational breadth of capability, using advanced all-terrain technologies to redefine adventure for the 21st century, while remaining true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover hallmark for more than 70 years.

For 2021 Model Year Land Rover’s powerful and efficient in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine joins the range. Strong performance, smooth responses and refinement combine to deliver another Defender that’s a world-class all-rounder on-road and an unrivalled expert off-road.

The new X-Dynamic Pack is available on both Defender 90 and 110, offering a selection of exterior and interior design elements which reflect the 4x4’s immense capability and ensures it stands out from the crowd.

The range of options for personalising Defender has grown too, with new colours including Yulong White, Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey available in combination with a choice of contrast roof finishes. A selection of individual options are also now available for the first time, including the Folding Fabric Roof for Defender 110 and the choice of an Air Suspension Pack on Defender 90 while Premium LED headlights, Meridian Sound System, Head-Up Display and Front Fog Lights can all be added individually.

Nick Collins, Vehicle Line Director Defender, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The Land Rover Defender’s capabilities continue to evolve with a range of powertrain and design enhancements. Defender customers have more choice than ever with a full selection of exterior and interior colours and trims, including the distinctive new X-Dynamic Pack and choice of 90 and 110 body designs.”

New Ingenium in-line six-cylinder diesel engine and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

A new in-line six-cylinder diesel option from the Ingenium engine family is now available, offering enhanced torque delivery, smooth responses and improved fuel economy thanks to its Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology and a new Intelligent All Wheel Drive system.

Sitting at the top of the range, the D300 delivers enhanced power and torque, with 220kW and 650Nm of torque, providing a 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds for the Defender 90. The higher torque figure means the Defender D300 provides effortless performance both on and off-road, perfectly fitting Defender’s tough character.

The MHEV technology contributes to enhanced fuel economy through an efficient Stop/Start system which cuts the engine at a standstill, as well as recuperating energy normally lost under braking or decelerating. This energy is then sent back into the battery pack and can be redeployed later. A key benefit of MHEV is that this energy is used when accelerating, delivering faster responses for greater performance.

The new intelligent driveline system continually varies axle torque based on sensor data from the vehicle’s surroundings and driver inputs to distribute all torque to one axle or the other as required. This intelligent torque distribution system optimises the driveline for traction, on-road dynamics and driveline efficiency, resulting in improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions – all without sacrificing any of Defender's inherent off-road capability.

In combination with MHEV technology and the superior refinement of the in-line six-cylinder engine, the diesel Defenders are more economical, more responsive and more refined than the engines they supercede.

The D200 and D240 become D200 and D250 models for 2021*, using the same in-line six-cylinder Ingenium engine as the D300 with 147kW (200PS) and 183kW (249PS) respectively. An uplift in torque delivers enhanced usability, with 500Nm (D200) and 570Nm (D250) available, utilising MHEV technology to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions across the diesel Defender line-up.

The new Ingenium D250 returns 8.8l/100km, and CO2 emissions as low as 230g/km, and 0-100km/h in 8.3 seconds on the Defender 110. 

*In Eu6d-final markets

Defender X-Dynamic Pack

New X-Dynamic pack expands the choice of specifications in the Defender range. 

The X-Dynamic pack’s name gives a clue to its identity. Like all Defender models, it’s supremely capable and tough, but with a suite of enhancements to deliver a tougher look and feel, courtesy of exterior accents, including Silicon Satin front and rear skid pans, with matching grille bar and badging plus Rear Recovery Loops in Satin Black.

All alloy wheels come in Satin Dark Grey/Gloss Black finish, alongside Narvik Black mirror caps, window decals and lower sill and wheel arch cladding.

Inside, unique elements include illuminated metal treadplates and Robustek seat material in Duotone colour finish with Robustek ribbon accent and Console Finishers.

Robustek is a highly robust and protective material inspired by textiles used in extreme outdoor situations. It’s hard-wearing and resistant to abrasions, with a hexagonal pattern and unique texture that adds greater depth to the Defender’s interior. Inspired by workman’s gloves and patches on motorbike jackets, it follows Defender’s theme of being entirely fit for purpose with carefully thought-out materials that are attractive but entirely suitable, robust and hard-wearing.

The Robustek material is standard on models with the X-Dynamic Pack in a range of colourways dependent on the specification pack. Defender S and SE models with the X-Dynamic Pack feature Duotone Grained Leather with Robustek accent, while the HSE with X-Dynamic Pack features Duotone Windsor Leather with Robustek accent. All come in a choice of Ebony, Khaki, Ebony and Acorn, or Lunar seat colours.

X-Dynamic interior badging and centre console finishers also distinguish the new addition, alongside the Light Grey Cross-Car Beam Powder Coat, Ebony Morzine headlining and Eiger Grey satin door handles.

Greater personalisation with new colours and options

Individual options and packs have changed across the Defender line-up, including a broader selection of exterior colour options, making the Defender more customisable than ever.

The new colours are Yulong White, Silicon Silver, Hakuba Silver and Carpathian Grey, with white or black Contrast Roofs available with all colours.

Individual options now available to expand the Defender’s existing specification include the 3D Surround Camera, Folding Fabric Roof for Defender 110, Premium LED headlights with Signature DRL, Meridian Sound System, Head-Up Display and Front Fog Lights.

Expanding the number of bundled option packs, Defender can now be specified with a Blind Spot Assist Pack, and a choice of a Family Pack or Family Comfort Pack. The Family Pack adds third-row seating with three-zone climate with rear cooler and Cabin Air Ionisation, while the Family Comfort Pack brings heated seats.

Defender 90

Alongside the Defender 110, the Defender 90 gives customers even more scope to choose the perfect model.

Powered by the same range of powerful and capable petrol and diesel Ingenium engines featuring Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology, the Defender 90 is available with up to six seats when fitted with the jump seat in the front row.

Petrol Defender options include the powerful P300 and P400 with MHEV technology, alongside the new in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine in D200, D250 and D300 power outputs. Like the 110, all Defender 90 models use a smooth eight-speed automatic gearbox, with permanent all-wheel drive on petrol variants and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive on the new diesel versions. Configurable Terrain Response and the same impressive approach and departure angles as the 110 ensure customary Defender capability. With its superior breakover geometry when fitted with Electronic Air Suspension, and finely balanced and responsive on-road dynamics, the 90 is the most capable Defender ever made.

Inside, the 90 features the same practical interior design as the 110, with a range of models to choose from across Defender, First Edition and X models, as well as S, SE and HSE trim levels. All deliver a unique take on the Defender identity, giving customers a broad choice of interior colours and specifications that perfectly complement the suite of technologies available. With space for up to six, the driver and passengers all benefit from the spacious interior, despite an overall length that’s shorter than a compact family hatchback. The Defender 90 also provides a tight a turning circle of 11.3m for excellent manoeuvrability.

Defender 90 is also available with a choice of four Accessory Packs: Adventure, Country, Explorer and Urban – giving customers the ability to take their Defender anywhere they want, with the equipment to get there with ease.

Enhanced list of safety features

The 20MY Defender offered a long list of safety features as standard, these include  - Emergency Braking, 3D Surround Camera, Driver Condition Monitor,Lane Keep Assist, 360° parking aid, TSR and Adaptive Speed Limiter and Wade Sensing.
With the introduction of 21MY 90 and 110, all derivatives will also include Blind Spot Assist, Clear Exit Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Collision Monitor and Rear Traffic Monitor as standard.





Defender 90 P300 - $71,500

Defender 90 D200 - $78,590

Defender 90 S P300  - $80,390*

Defender 90 S D250 - $87,490*

Defender 90 SE P400 - $95,290*

Defender 90 SE D300 - $89,390*

Defender 90 HSE P400 - $105,190*

Defender 90 First Edition D250 - $104,990

Defender 90 First Edition P400 - $106,190

Defender 90 X D300 - $132,590

Defender 90 X P400 - $134,690








Defender 110 P300 - $74,500

Defender 110 D250 - $82,590

Defender 110 S P300 - $83,390*

Defender 110 S D250 - $90,490*

Defender 110 S P400 - $91,790*

Defender 110 SE D300 - $92,390*

Defender 110 SE P400 - $98,290*

Defender 110 HSE D300 - $101,690*

Defender 110 HSE P400 - $108,190*

Defender 110 X D300 - $135,590

Defender 110 X P400 - $137,690




* X-Dynamic Pack available on S, SE and HSE trim levels - $7500