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Jaguar Land Rover Australia has revealed full pricing and specification details for its all-new Defender SUV, with the nine-variant line-up set to arrive in local showrooms in June.
The three-door 90 body style is expected to join the range towards the end of 2020.
Spec-wise, Land Rover has packed a great deal of variation into the Defender range, which contains regular, S, SE, HSE and X trim levels as well as a First Edition variant which will be offered for a limited time.
From the outside, the regular grade kicks things off with auto-levelling LED headlights, LED tail-lights, rear foglights, puddle lights, rain-sensing wipers, 18-inch steel wheels with off-road tyres (all variants have all-weather rubber as a no-cost option), heated and auto-dimming power-folding door mirrors, a body-coloured roof and the Core exterior pack that bundles in Ceres Silver skid plates and badging, an anthracite grille bar, bonnet finishers, cladding and Narvik Black side-mirror caps.
Fuji White is the standard paint colour, with six metallic hues – Santorini Black, Indus Silver, Eiger Grey, Pangea Green, Gondwana Stone and Tasman Blue – available for $1950. A satin protective film is available on certain metallic colours for $5000.
Standard safety kit extends to autonomous emergency braking, surround-view cameras, cruise control, lane-keep assist, traffic-sign recognition, wade sensing, trail stability assist, tyre pressure monitoring, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, a seatbelt reminder and rear ISOFIX child restraints.
A $2086 Driver Assist pack is available for Standard and S grades, and bundles blind-spot monitoring, a clear-exit monitor, adaptive cruise control, rear collision monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Inside, the regular grade bears the closest resemblance to its rough-and-ready forebear with rubber floormats and loadspace flooring, ebony fabric upholstery, eight-way semi-powered front seats, a removed centre console, grey powder-coated brushed trim, a manually adjustable steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, two-zone climate control, a soft-close tailgate, a 10.0-inch touchscreen, DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Connected Navigation Pro, and an analogue instrument cluster.
Five-, six- or seven-seat layouts are available on the Defender 110, with second-row seats configurable with 60/40 or 40/20/40 split-folding.
Land Rover’s Terrain Response off-road traction system with adaptive dynamics, electric air suspension and low-traction launch is standard fare on all grades bar the hardcore X.
Their S grade build on the specification of their regular counterpart, adding high-beam assist, 19-inch six-spoke alloy wheels, 12-way semi-powered front seats, a centre console armrest, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter, leather and woven textile seat facings available in three colour combinations, a Click and Go rear-seat tablet holder and a digital instrument cluster.
The S can be paired with either the 177kW oil-burner ($83,800) or the 3.0-litre turbo-petrol in-line six-cylinder engine ($95,700), which pumps out 294kW/550Nm.
SE variants score front foglights, premium LED headlights with signature daytime running lights (DRLs), 20-inch five-spoke alloys, 12-way electric memory front seats, an electrically adjustable steering column, a ClearSight rearview mirror, a Meridian sound system, blind-spot monitoring, clear-exit monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The extra safety features in the SE means the Driver Assist pack comes down to $948, from $2086.
Powertrain choice in the SE matches the S, with diesel ($91,300) and petrol ($103,100) available.
Based on the SE, a diesel-only First Edition model is available for $102,500 and adds the more sophisticated Terrain Response 2 system with configurable terrain response, a black contrast roof, a sliding panoramic sunroof, a black exterior pack, privacy glass, matrix LED headlights with signature DRLs, silver, green or stone paint, silver 20-inch alloys, 12-way heated memory seats, carpet mats, a heated steering wheel, metal treadplates with ‘First Edition’ branding, a centre-console fridge and a domestic plug socket.
Over the SE, HSE versions add a sliding panoramic roof, matrix LED headlights with signature DRLs, 20-inch split-spoke alloys, 14-way heated and cooled electric memory front seats, carpet floormats, a full-leather steering wheel, extended leather trim and seat upholstery, adaptive cruise control and rear collision monitoring. A head-up display is also available for $1690.
Only the 3.0-litre petrol mill is available on the HSE, pricing it at $112,900.
The range-topping X grade beefs up the Defender’s off-road credentials with the addition of All Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, an electronic active differential with torque vectoring, a black contrast roof, the X Exterior pack bundling satin skid plates, grille bar, badging, black cladding, bonnet finishers and orange brake callipers; black exposed rear recovery eyes, darkened tail-lights, the choice of any metallic paint bar blue, satin dark grey 20-inch alloys, heated rear seats, rough-cut walnut interior veneer, a dark grey powder-coated cross car beam, illuminated metal treadplates, ebony headlining, bright metal pedals, premium cabin lighting, a Meridian surround-sound system, a domestic plug socket and a head-up display.
As with the HSE, the $137,100 X will be only offered with the petrol engine.
A number of option packs are available, including off-road packs to better match the rough-terrain capabilities of the X, a premium upgrade leather pack for SE variants and lower, a $1481 cold climate pack for all grades, a comfort convenience pack and a towing package which unlocks the Defender’s 3500kg braked towing capacity.
All Australian Defenders will come with a three-year/100,000km warranty.
2020 Land Rover Defender 110 pricing before on-road costs:
|D200 – automatic||$69,990|
|D240 – automatic –||$75,900|
|D240 S – automatic||$83,800|
|D240 SE – automatic||$91,300|
|D240 First Edition – automatic||$102,500|
|P400 S – automatic||$95,700|
|P400 SE – automatic||$103,100|
|P400 HSE – automatic||$112,900|
|P400 X – automatic||$137,100|