The Land Rover Defender 2021 has a new cutting edge powertrain, new model specifications, colors and more options, making it even more attractive to a wider range of customers. Driven by the spirit and respect for its predecessors, the new Defender delivers a broad transformational use of state-of-the-art all-terrain technology to redefine 21st century adventure, without abandoning the pioneering spirit that has characterized Land Rover for more than 70 years.
Yaps, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has just announced the big news that it is introducing a new Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) model which is only available on the Defender 110 with a 2.0-liter petrol engine and 105kW electric motor. Called the Defender P400E, it’s the fastest Defender, with a 0-60mph time of half a second faster than the mild-hybrid 6-cylinder P400.
DEFENDER P400E PHEV
The P400E PHEV variant of the 2021 model on the 110 wheelbase provides a combination of performance and economy as well as the ability of a capable and durable electric motor. With offroad geometry for a full-sized plug-in hybrid electric 4 × 4, the P400E is capable of being driven in pure low-range using the EV mode, bringing a whole new dimension to adventure in the wild.
The P400E combines a combination of a 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 300PS and a 105kW electric engine powered by a 19.2kWh battery, providing a combined output of 404PS from the advanced PHEV powertrain. Performance and response are even more perfect with an all-electric mode that can reach up to 27mil or 43km, including off-road where direct torque from the electric motor makes Defender more capable.
According to the JLR, the P400E produces at least 74g / km of CO2 and is capable of reaching up to 85.3mpg (3.3I / 100km). In addition to fuel economy and low emission figures, the P400e has a time of 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds (0-100km / h in 5.6 seconds) and a top speed of 130mph (209km / h).
“The P400E PHEV perfectly balances performance with fuel economy and all-electric offroad capabilities. The latest model also features a new, refined and powerful inline 6-cylinder diesel engine, which provides improvements in fuel economy and drivability , ”said Iain Gray, Senior Manager, Powertrain Advanced Engineering, JLR.
20-inch wheels, Electronic Air Suspension and a charging port located on the left side of the vehicle with a Mode 3 cable are standard on the Defender P400E, while a Mode 2 cable is available as an option. The Mode 3 cable allows up to 80 percent charge in two hours, while the Mode 2 cable takes about 70 hours to charge up to 80 percent. When using 50kW fast charging, it will charge up to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
The Defender P400E comes with a choice of five or six seats, standard 3-zone climate control, Privacy Glass and Solar Attenuating Glass. The P400E variant is specifically equipped with regenerative braking, a key technology component to conserve fuel, recover energy lost due to deceleration and braking, and send it back to the battery pack.
The PHEV powertrain delivers superior off-road capability. Linear torque delivery thanks to a smooth electric motor, a powerful gasoline engine combines for ultimate flexibility. These characteristics are also key to the Defender’s ability to tow up to 3000kg and being able to carry roof loads of 168kg (dynamic) or 300kg (static).
INLINE 6-CYLINDER INGENIUM DIESEL ENGINE AND INTELLIGENT ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Along with the P400E, a new Ingenium 6-cylinder diesel engine option is now available, which offers improved torque delivery, smooth response, and better fuel economy thanks to Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology and the new Intelligent All- system. Wheel Drive.
The D300 Ingenium coded engine embedded in the Defender 90 2021 model, with 300PS and 650Nm of torque only takes 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds (0-100km / h in 6.7 seconds). This engine, borrowed from the Range Rover Velar, provides outstanding performance both on road and offroad.
48-volt MHEV technology contributes to improved fuel economy through an efficient Stop / Start system, as well as restores energy lost during braking or deceleration. This energy is then sent back to the battery pack where it is used up when it accelerates, thus providing a faster response for better performance.
The D200 and D240 coded 4-cylinder engines have been replaced with 6-cylinder MHEV engines coded D200 and D250 for the 2021 model, which produce 500Nm and 570Nm of torque, respectively. The corn-aged 4-cylinder engine, discontinued in the entire Defender diesel lineup. The new Ingenium D200 engine on the Defender 90 reaches 32.2mpg (8.8l / 100km) and 0-60mph in 9.5 seconds (0-100km / h in 10.2 seconds), while the D250 on the Defender 110 is just 7.9 seconds. (0-100km / h in 8.3 seconds).
The new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System is continuously tasked with varying axle torque based on sensor data from around the vehicle and driver input to distribute all torque to one axle or another as needed. Yaps, this distribution system is none other than to optimize the driveline for traction, on-road dynamics and driveline efficiency – thereby increasing fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions without sacrificing the Defender’s innate offroad capabilities.
The new X-Dynamic trim expands the specification options in the Defender lineup. The name X-Dynamic itself represents its identity, this model is very capable and tough with a series of enhancements to give it a more fierce look and feel. The exterior accents include Silicon Satin at the front and skid plates at the back, with a grill bar and badges including Rear Recovery Loops in Satin Black. While all the alloy wheels come in Satin Dark Gray / Gloss Black, Narvik Black mirror covers and window decals.
On the interior, unique elements include Robustec metal plate and upholstery in Duotone colors accented with Robustec ribbons and Console Finishers. According to JLR, Robustec is a very strong and protective material, inspired by textiles used in extreme outdoor situations. Claimed to be resilient and resistant to abrasion, with a unique hexagonal pattern and texture that adds to the distinctive features of the Defender interior.
Robustec material is standard on all X-Dynamic models with a variety of colors depending on the specification package – Defender S and SE models feature Duotone Grained Leather, while HSE models feature Duotone Windsor Leather. All are available in Ebony, Khaki, Ebony and Acorn, or Lunar upholstery colors. The X-Dynamic interior badge and center console lining are also the hallmarks of the latest Defender additions, alongside the Light Gray Cross-Car Beam Powder Coat, Ebony Morzine headlining and Eiger Gray satin door handles.
COLOR OF BODY AND OTHER PACKAGE OPTIONS
The range of options for personalizing the Defender has also grown, with new colors including Yulong White, Silicon Silver and Carpathian Gray combined in contrasting roof finish options , white or black available in all colors. In addition, for the first time, it offers personal options such as Folding Fabric Roof for Defender 110, suspension package for Defender 90, Premium LED headlamp with Signature DRL, Front Foglamp, Meridian Sound System, and Head-Up Display.
As time goes by, personal choices and packages have changed throughout the Defender line, now Defender comes with the Blind Spot Assist Pack, and a choice of Family Pack or Family Comfort Pack. The Family Pack offers three-zone climate seating with rear cooling and Air Ionization Cabin, while the Family Comfort Pack features heated seats. Yaps, the newest Defender is thick with a much more modern touch.