The year couldn’t have started any better for Jaguar Land Rover as the Land Rover Defender snapped up the 2021 World Car of the Year accolade or more specifically Supreme Winner Women’s World Car of the Year 2021. It’s the first for the brand. The Defender is picked as the ‘Best Mid-sized’ SUV amongst a jury of 5o women from motoring media, which coincides with International Women’s Day.
The Land Rover Defender has an illustrious heritage and remains true to the pioneering spirit for over 70 years. The car redefines adventure for the 21st century.
The Land Rover Defender
The stripped-back personality of the original Defender has been embraced inside, with the emphasis on simplicity and practicality. Defender 110 offers five, six or 5+2 seating configurations, while the 90 is capable of accommodating six occupants in a vehicle the length of a compact family hatchback.
Defender’s breadth of capability raises the threshold for off-road ruggedness and on-road comfort. Underpinned by Land Rover’s patented D7x aluminium platform, the car comprises advanced all-terrain technologies and state-of-the-art powertrains that deliver out-of-this-world capability. Its carefully honed handling delivers a rewarding drive and first-class long-haul comfort across all terrains.
A choice of advanced Ingenium petrol and cleaner diesel engines ensure Defender has the power, control and efficiency for any environment, while a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain provides silent EV-only progress of up to 27 miles. In addition, a powerful supercharged petrol V8 offers new levels of performance and driver engagement.
State-of-the art technology ensures Defender delivers current connectivity such as the next-generation Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA2) in tandem with Software Over the Air (SOTA) and the Pivi Pro infotainment System.
The Defender family now encompasses the Defender 90, Defender 110, the Hard Top variants and the top flight 525PS Defender V8 with bespoke chassis settings.