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Land Rover Defender 110 P400 2021 review: snapshot

The P400 is the petrol MHEV (mild hybrid electric vehicle) variant in the new Defender range.

The P400 is the petrol MHEV (mild hybrid electric vehicle) variant in the new Land Rover Defender range. 

It has a 3.0-litre turbo-charged in-line six-cylinder petrol engine – producing 294kW at 5500rpm and 550Nm at 2000-5000rpm. 

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 2 system, with switchable modes such as Grass/Gravel/Snow, Sand, Mud and Ruts, and Rock Crawl. 

It also has centre and rear diff locks.

The P400 is available in four spec levels: P400 S ($95,335), P400 SE ($102,736), P400 HSE ($112,535), or P400 X ($136,736).

It’s available with the option of five, six or 5+2 seating in the five-door 110.

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, a 3D surround camera, wade sensing, cruise control and speed limiter, lane keep assist, and traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter.

It also has 10.0-inch touchscreen Pivi Pro system, a smartphone pack (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), DAB radio, sat nav and a 180W six-speaker sound system.

Fuel consumption is a claimed 9.9L/100km (on a combined cycle).

The Defender has a 90-litre tank.

Marcus Craft
Editor - Adventure