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2021 Land Rover Defender gets new engines, new options

Land Rover has expanded its Defender line-up for 2021, with new engines, new safety kit, and a new 90 body style.

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Scott Collie
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The first batch of Land Rover Defenders has barely touched down in Australia, but the flagship off-roader already being updated.

A trio of inline six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines has replaced the four-cylinder diesels offered at launch, with three different outputs:

  • Defender D200: 147kW of power, 500Nm of torque
  • Defender D250: 183kW of power, 570Nm of torque
  • Defender D300: 220kW of power, 650Nm of torque

The base D200 will be reserved for the smaller Defender 90, the five-door Defender 110 range will kick off with the more powerful D250.

Also new for 2021 is the entry-level P300 petrol engine. The four-cylinder engine has 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque, backed by a 48V mild-hybrid system.

Land Rover has expanded the range of active safety features standard across the 90 and 110 line-ups, adding blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear collision monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, and a clear exit monitor.

Also expanded for 2021 is the list of options available. Four new colours have been added to the palette, and buyers can tick boxes for a folding fabric roof on the Defender 110, a 3D surround-view camera, premium LED headlights, a Meridian sound system, a head-up display, and fog lights.

A new X-Dynamic package has been added to the options list as well, priced at $7500. It’s designed to bring design and interior cues from the roughest, toughest Defender X into the regular line-up. The package includes:

  • Satin-finished bash plates
  • Satin black recovery hooks
  • Black alloy wheels
  • Black mirror caps
  • Illuminated metal interior tread plates
  • Two-tone seats trimmed in ‘Robustek’

Pricing for the updated Land Rover Defender range is below. Our full pricing and specs story for the Defender 110 is also being updated, and is available here.

Defender 90

  • 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 D300: $89,390
  • Defender 90 SE P400: $95,290
  • Defender 90 First Edition D250: $104,990
  • Defender 90 HSE P400: $105,190
  • Defender 90 X D300: $132,590
  • Defender 90 X P400: $134,690

Defender 110

  • 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 P400: $137,690

All prices exclude on-road costs


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