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2020 Land Rover Defender video review: new Defender 110 SUV driven in Africa

Autocar 2020-03-25 06:05:19

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25 March 2020Review

It's finally here. The has arrived, replacing a car that could trace its roots back to the .

Land Rover doesn't like to call the Defender an SUV - insisting it is a true 4x4 - but the new car can be had in either short-wheelbase 90 or long-wheelbase 110 form, as tested here.

It comes in a variety of forms. We've driven the 2.0 diesel D240, a 237bhp diesel with a 0-60mph time of 8.7seconds and a top speed of 117mph. Then there's the P400, a V6 petrol engine with a 0-60mph time of 5.8sec and a 119mph top speed.

Prices, in the UK, start at around £45,000, but it's possible to spec a Defender up to six figures. The cars you see here (driven before the Coronavirus outbreak took hold internationally), were pretty heftily specced, at around £65k for the D240 and £80k+ for the P400.

When it goes on sale, the Land Rover Defender will face competition from all kinds of vehicles, from the to the to the and more. Here's what it's like, driven over vast distances albeit all off-road...



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