2022 Land Rover Defender price and specs

The Land Rover Defender range adds new V8 and XS Edition models for 2022, though prices are mostly up and some variants have been axed.

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The slightly trimmer 2022 Land Rover Defender range will be topped by a new supercharged, V8-powered flagship.

The first 2022 models will touch down in Australia in July of this year.

While the headline news is the new V8 model, there’s also a new XS Edition replacing First Edition.

Available in both short 90 and long 110 body styles but only with the P400 petrol drivetrain, the XS Edition slots in above the SE trim.

There’s body-coloured lower cladding and lower wheel arches plus 20-inch “contrast diamond-turned” alloy wheels finished in Satin Grey.

The XS Edition is available in just four exterior colours: Silicon Silver, Hakuba Silver, Gondwana Stone, and Santorini Black.

Inside, there are 12-way heated, power-adjustable leather front seats with memory, as well as illuminated sillplates.

The cross beam also has a light grey, powder-coat brushed finish.

Standard equipment includes adaptive air suspension, matrix LED headlights, a 10-speaker Meridian sound system, and the ClearSight digital rear-view mirror.

A new, 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system is also optional in the Defender for 2022.

Land Rover has trimmed the model range a bit for 2022, culling three 90 variants and one 110 model.

Axed are the SE D300, HSE P400 and X D300 in the 90 line, while the 110 loses the S P300.

The 110 HSE D300 and HSE P400 have also been replaced with X-Dynamic HSE versions.

Land Rover already made sweeping changes to the model range shortly after the Defender’s local launch, replacing the initial four-cylinder diesel engines with inline-six diesel engines.

Pricing

Defender 90

  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 P300: $71,500 (+$3140)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 D200: $78,590 (+$2700)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 S P300: $80,390 (+$3080)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 S D250: $87,490 (+$2960)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 SE P400: $95,290 (+$5160)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 XS Edition P400: $110,640
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 X P400: $134,690 (+$6790)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 P525 V8: $200,540

Defender 110

  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 P300: $74,500 (+$2460)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 D250: $82,590
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 S D250: $90,490 (+$710)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 S P400: $91,790 (+$570)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SE D300: $92,390 (+$4390)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 SE P400: $98,290 (+$5510)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 XS Edition P400: $113,580
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE D300: $113,980
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 X-Dynamic HSE P400: $120,480
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 X P400: $137,690 (+$7600)
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 P525 V8: $205,500

All prices exclude on-road costs

Engines

Six engines are available in the 2022 Land Rover Defender range.

Diesel models are powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel with a 48V mild-hybrid system, producing 147kW of power and 500Nm of torque in the Defender D200, 183kW of power and 570Nm of torque in the Defender D250, and 220kW of power and 650Nm of torque in the Defender D300.

The 90 D200 takes 9.8 seconds to do the 0-100km/h sprint, while the 90 D250 takes 8 seconds, the 110 D250 takes 8.3 seconds and the 110 D300 takes 7 seconds.

The Defender P300 uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

It has a 0-100km/h time of 7.1 seconds in the 90 and 7.4 seconds in the 110.

Above it sits the Defender P400, which features a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six with 48V mild-hybrid technology, making 294kW and 550Nm. It has a 0-100km/h time of 6 seconds in the 90 and 6.1 seconds in the 110.

The range-topping P525 V8 uses a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 386kW of power and 625Nm of torque. In the 90 body, it has a 0-100km/h time of 5.2 seconds.

All 2022 Land Rover Defender models use an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive with high and low-range gearing.

Fuel Economy

Fuel consumption in the 2022 Land Rover Defender varies.

All diesel models have a combined fuel economy of 7.9L/100km, while the petrol P300 uses 10.1L/100km and the P400 uses 9.9L/100km.

Figures for the P525 V8 models have yet to be released.

Dimensions

Defender 90

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 measures 4323mm long (4583mm with the spare wheel) and rides a 2587mm wheelbase.

It measures 1969mm tall or 1974mm tall with the optional air suspension, and measures 2105mm wide (2008mm wide with the mirrors folded).

Luggage space measures 397L or 1563L with the second row folded.

Ground clearance is 216mm with air suspension and 225mm with coil springs, increasing to 291mm and 226mm off-road.

Approach angle is 30.1 degrees on air suspension and 31 degrees on coils, increasing to 37.5 and 31.5 degrees when going off-road with the tow-eye cover removed.

Departure angle is 37.6 degrees on air suspension and 37.9 degrees on coil (40 and 37.5 off-road) while ramp breakover angle is 24.2 degrees on air and 25 degrees on coil (e31 and 25.2 off-road).

Wading depth is 900mm with the air suspension and 850mm with coils, while braked towing capacity is 3500kg and unbraked is 750kg.

Defender 110

The 2022 Land Rover Defender 110 measures 5018mm long, 2008mm wide (mirrors folded), and 1967mm tall on a 3022mm wheelbase.

In five- and six-seat versions, luggage capacity is 972L, expanding to 2277L with the second row folded.

In seven-seat versions, there’s 289L behind the third row, 900L with it folded, and 1789L with both the second and third row folded.

The approach angle is 30.1 degrees on air suspension and 31.2 degrees on coils, increasing to 37.5 degrees and 31.5 degrees, respectively, off-road.

Departure angle is 37.7 degrees on air suspension and 37.8 degrees on coils (40 and 35.5 off-road) while ramp breakover angle is 22 degrees on air and 22.6 degrees on coils (27.8 and 23 degrees off-road).

Wading depth is 900mm with the air suspension and 850mm with coils, while braked towing capacity is 3500kg and unbraked is 750kg.

Servicing and Warranty

Land Rover offers a five-year/102,000km servicing plan for the Defender range. For all diesel models and the P400, it’s priced at $2650. The P300 is cheaper at $1950, while the P575 V8 is more expensive at $3750.

The Land Rover line-up is covered by a standard three-year, 100,000km new vehicle warranty in Australia, though the Defender was launched with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and Land Rover has indicated it doesn’t plan to move back to its three-year warranty.

Safety

The 2022 Land Rover Defender has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted last year.

The Defender range received scores of 85 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 76 per cent for safety assist.

All 2022 Land Rover Defender models come standard with the following safety equipment:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Surround-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Safe exit alert
  • Traffic sign recognition

Standard Equipment

All 110 models come standard with electronic air suspension and Adaptive Dynamics but this is optional across the 90 range except in the X and up.

The base 90 and 110 come standard with the following equipment:

  • 10.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and DAB digital radio
  • Terrain Response
  • Keyless entry and start
  • LED headlights
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill launch assist
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Partial leather upholstery
  • Eight-way partially powered front seats
  • Rubber cabin and boot flooring
  • Electric parking brake
  • Heated electric side mirrors with auto-dimming and approach lights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Full-size spare wheel

S models add:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Automatic high beam
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 12-way partially powered front seats
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Folding rear centre armrest (folding)
  • Interactive Driver Display (digital instruments)

SE models add:

  • Front fog lights
  • Premium LED headlights with signature daytime-running lights
  • 12-way power front seats with memory
  • 11-speaker Meridian sound system
  • ClearSight digital rear-view mirror
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Electrically-adjustable steering column

The XS Edition adds:

  • 12-way heated, power-adjustable front seats with memory
  • Matrix LED headlights with signature daytime running lights
  • XS Edition appearance tweaks, including body-coloured cladding and wheel arches and unique 20-inch alloy wheels

HSE models add:

  • Windsor leather upholstery
  • Panoramic roof
  • 20-inch alloy wheels in gloss Dark Grey
  • 14-way heated and cooled front seats with memory
  • Carpet mats
  • Full leather steering wheel
  • Extended leather interior

The X adds:

  • All-Terrain Progress Control
  • Electronic Active Differential with torque vectoring via braking
  • X Exterior Pack
  • Black exposed rear recovery hooks
  • Darkened tail lights
  • 20-inch satin Dark Grey alloys
  • 14-way heated and cooled front seats with memory
  • Heated rear seats
  • Rough-cut Walnut wood veneer
  • Illuminated tread plates
  • Extended leather interior
  • Ebony Morzine headliner
  • Bright metal pedals
  • 10-colour ambient lighting
  • 15-speaker Meridian Surround Sound System
  • Head-up display

The P525 V8 adds:

22-inch alloy wheels
Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel
Suede interior accents

Land Rover has added three new exterior packages for 2022.

The Bright Pack adds a Noble Chrome finish for the skid plates plus a matching finish for the grille bar and badging.

The Extended Bright Pack adds Ceres Silver to the lower body cladding and wheel arches.

The Defender X, Defender HSE X-Dynamic and Defender V8 are available with the Extended Black Pack. It adds a Gloss Black finish for the front and rear skid plates, grille bar, badging, lower body cladding and wheel arches.

All core models (base to HSE) are offered with the Off-Road Pack, which adds

  • Electronic active differential with torque vectoring by braking
  • Black roof rails
  • Domestic plug sockets

The Advanced Off-Road Capability Pack is also available from base to HSE models and adds:

  • All Terrain Progress Control
  • Terrain Response 2
  • Configurable Terrain Response

The Cold Climate Pack is available on most models and adds:

  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated washer jets
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated steering wheel

A Towing Pack is available across the range and adds:

  • Advanced Off-Road Capability Pack
  • Tow-hitch receiver
  • Advanced Tow Assist

The Comfort and Convenience Pack is available on most models and brings some or all of the following content depending on model:

  • Premium cabin lighting (10-colour)
  • Front centre console with refrigerator compartment
  • Meridian Sound System
  • Wireless device charging

The Premium Upgrade Interior Pack, not available on the X, adds:

  • 14-way heated and cooled, power-adjustable front seats with memory
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Extended leather trim

Land Rover also offers a range of additional appearance packages.

Standalone options across the range include a head-up display, Meridian sound system and 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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