With its storied history in off-roading and racing, Land Rover has stood the test of time as a British icon. The automaker continues to carry the torch of comfort, capability, and luxury. All three can be found in its latest iteration of the Defender.
Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said, “This is a new Defender for a New Age. Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4×4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”
In terms of off-roading, the SUV is touted as a prime contender. The body is almost an inch higher than its Land Rover siblings, and its approach, breakover, and departure angles are 38, 28, and 40, respectively. Its four-wheel-drive system is full-time, and is bolstered by a twin-speed transfer case, center differential, and an optional active locking rear differential. As for the engine, Land Rover offers either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six.
Inside, the new Defender sports high-brow amenities you’d expect from a Land Rover vehicle. They call it “constructivist,” which is a fancy way of saying it has a ton of buttons and displays. Wood veneers, leather seats, and even Robustec, a textile used in harsh outdoor activities, find their way into the cabin of the Defender.
All in all, the 2021 Defender is the sort of vehicle that shows money and off-road mobility can go hand in hand. What do you think of this extravagant SUV? Let us know in the comments below.