2025 Land Rover Defender

2025 Land Rover Defender gets a longer list of features and updated engines

2025 model year Land Rover Defender announced globally. The British brand has given significant updates to its Defender lineup, bringing in enhancements to powertrains, interior comfort and trim options.

One of the key changes lies under the hood, with the introduction of a more potent diesel engine option. The D300 diesel has been replaced by the D350, sourced from the Range Rover, delivering an increase of 50 HP and 50 Nm of torque, totalling at 350 HP and 700 Nm torque respectively. This upgrade promises enhanced performance, particularly in areas like overtaking and towing.

Additionally, the Defender now offers a plug-in hybrid variant featuring a smaller 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine, replacing the previous 2.0-litre 4-cylinder unit. This shift aligns with emissions regulations, ensuring compliance with Euro 6e standards.

The petrol lineup sees a significant alteration, with the introduction of a 425 HP supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine in place of the previous P400 Ingenium straight-six petrol.

Interior comfort receives a boost with the introduction of a Captain Chairs pack for the three-row Defender 130 variant. This pack replaces the middle bench with individual armchairs, complete with heating, ventilation and easy access to amenities like cupholders. The aim is to provide a premium seating experience akin to front-row comfort, particularly for passengers in the second row.

Moreover, Land Rover introduces a range of trim options, including the Sedona edition of the 110, featuring bespoke aesthetics such as red paintwork and a black trim pack.

Land Rover might introduce the updated Defender in a few months in India, mostly around the festive season. It competes with a wide range of luxury SUVs in India including the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and the likes.

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