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Land Rover Defender 110 D240 2021 review: snapshot

The D240 is the mid-range diesel variant in the Defender range (pictured: P400 variant).

The D240 is the mid-range diesel variant in the Defender range. It has a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder diesel engine, producing 177kW and 430Nm.

It’s available in four trim levels – the D240, D240 S, D240 SE, and the D240 First Edition – and with the option of five, six or 5+2 seating in the five-door 110.

It has an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a permanent all-wheel drive system, dual-range transfer case, as well as Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, with switchable modes such as Grass/Gravel/Snow, Sand, Mud and Ruts, and Rock Crawl. 

It also has centre and rear diff locks.

Standard features on the Defender range include LED headlights, heated, electric, power-fold door mirrors, approach lights and auto-dimming keyless entry, and auto-dimming interior rear view mirror.

Driver-assist tech includes AEB, cruise control and speed limiter, lane keep assist, and traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter.

It has 10.0-inch touchscreen Pivi Pro system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB radio, and sat nav.

Fuel consumption is a claimed 7.6L/100km (on a combined cycle). The Defender has a 90-litre tank.

This Defender is covered by a five-year / unlimited kilometre warranty, and five-year service plan ($1950 for diesels), which includes five years roadside assist.

Marcus Craft
Editor - Adventure


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