Land Rover Defender: The rebirth of a legend

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Land Rover Defender: The rebirth of a legend
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Land Rover brings to life the legendary Defender four years after you stop producing it and does so with an updated version to the demands of the TWENTY-first Century, but preserving the essence of adventure that gave rise to the brand in 1948. The new Defender is a vehicle robust, designed to move with guarantees about any type of terrain. His lines show a modern version of the model of the last generation and is associated easily to the adventurous spirit that has defined Land Rover from more than 70 years ago.

he presented the new Defender

The new Defender will be available with two lengths of body , the 110 (4,758 m) and the 90 (4,323 metres), the latter will hit the market at the end of 2020. The body is shorter has a configuration of up to six seats and the long will offer the option of five, six or 5+2 seats.

The range includes three types of finishes: First Edition, Defend X (the more high end of the range) and the version is standard . In addition, customers can customize their vehicles with four accessory packages: Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban.

Comes with a wide selection of engines, including technologies of electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid (PHEV), which will arrive next year, and the Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV), as well as a range of engines Ingenium gasoline and diesel.

At the time of release, the options diesel are the motors D200 or D240 four-cylinders with technology of turbochargers twin sequential that they get a couple of 430 Nm. The model D200 has a consumption of 7.6 liters per 100 km and can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds, while the D240 is equal to the efficiency of the 200 HP and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 9,1 seconds. Both offer figures, low CO2 emissions, with 199 g/km (equivalent NEDC) approved.

In the options petrol , it is possible to choose between the engine P300 turbo four-cylinder and the MHEV P400 six-cylinder. The 300 HP uses a turbocharger, dual clutch. With this system goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 8,1 seconds and generates CO2 emissions of only 227 g/km

The engine MHEV, which allows the vehicle to look the tag ECHO , take advantage of the energy lost in deceleration and redistributes it to optimize the efficiency. The gasoline engine Ingenium six-cylinder in-line includes a turbocharger of double entry, conventional and supercharger electric 48-volt, as well as a generator of boot, built into the system instead of the alternator is conventional, to support the gasoline engine and let the time to a battery of lithium-ion 48-volt to store energy that is regenerated while the vehicle reduces the speed. This advanced commitment to technology is combined for the car to be 400 HP, go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, consumes 9,6 liters per 100 km and generates CO2 emissions of 220 g/km (equivalent NEDC).

All of the options incorporated to an automatic transmission ZF eight-speed, as well as a system of reducing to get low gears, something basic for towing or driving in off-road situations that require a greater control and strength.

Externally, the new Defender is very recognizable thanks to its distinctive silhouette. The designers have reinterpreted the identity of the Defender for the TWENTY-first century. Keeps the small windows, alpine on the roof , the tailgate side hinges and the spare wheel is installed in the outside, that has always characterized the original model.

The personality minimalist of Defender original is preserved in the interior, where the structural elements and the fasteners, which tend to be hidden, it is left to the view to increase the feeling of simplicity and functionality. One of the innovative features is the gear shift on the dashboard, which facilitates the installation of the booster seat optional center in the front to create a row of three seats, as in the first models of Land Rover.

In the case of the Defender 110 offers configurations of five, six or 5+2-seater with a cargo space behind the second row of up to 1.075 litres and up to 2.380 liters when the second row is folded. The Defender 90 has been designed with six seats and the length of a compact vehicle with five doors.

The functional architecture D7x Land Rover (the "x" is a nod to "extreme") is based on monocoque constructions of lightweight aluminum to create the body more rigid Land Rover made so far. It is three times more rigid than traditional designs of body-on-frame, serves as the basis for the air suspension or coil fully independent, and enables the incorporation of the motors electrified newest.

The new Defender has exceeded more than 62,000 tests prior to completing the phase of development, while the architecture of the body and chassis has been designed to withstand the test of extreme events and Land Rover, which consists in subjecting the vehicle to repeated impacts, and maintained, so that it goes beyond the usual standards for SUVS and passenger cars.

During development testing, the prototypes have travelled millions of kilometres in some of the harshest environments on the planet: from the 50 °C in the desert to -40 °C in the Arctic, passing through the 10,000 ft altitude of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Benefits

The range of benefits of the new Defender makes the difference. The permanent all-wheel drive to four-wheel drive, the automatic gearbox of eight-speed , the center differential and locking rear differential active optional ensure that account with all the mechanical components necessary to drive safely on any terrain.

The new architecture of the body offers a ground clearance of 291 mm and a geometry off-road in version 110 with a few angles of attack, the ventral and output of 38, 28 and 40 degrees (dimensions for off-road), respectively. The depth of wading maximum of 90 cm combined with the new program Wade's system, Terrain Response 2 to ensure that drivers can wade through deep waters with total confidence. Also incorporates the technology ClearSight Ground View (Hood Transparent) Land Rover shown in the central display area that is hidden under the car to facilitate the driver moving through tricky terrain.

Technology of the TWENTY-first century

The new Defender features a sneak preview of the new infotainment system Pivi Pro Land Rover. The touch screen of new generation is intuitive and easy to use. is Includes the technology for wireless software (SOTA), thanks to 14 individual modules that can receive remote updates. When downloading the data while the clients are sleeping, the new Defender improves with the passage of time, since the electronic updates arrive at the vehicle immediately.

Customisation-integral

customers will be able to mount a protective film satin to extend the life of the exterior paint even more. The layer sustainable, fully recyclable and solvent-free helps to avoid mishaps: from scratches when parking up chaffing of bushes. Will be available as a factory option for the colours, Indus Silver, Gondwana Stone and Pangea Green and help you to get a modern finish and exclusive at the time which protects the paint of the new Defender.

Updated Date: 11 September 2019, 22:31

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