JLR updated the Defender lineup for international markets, adding a three-row model, a more potent diesel engine, and a three-cylinder plug-in hybrid. The update brought about a number of noteworthy technical and visual modifications in addition to a reorganization of the trim structure, four years after the L663-generation Defender was first revealed. It is still a major improvement even though it is not as extensive as a full facelift. Here’s all you need to know about the most recent changes.

Land Rover Defender Update: Engine

The D350 engine, which took the place of the D300 engine on a global scale, has significantly expanded the Defender’s diesel engine lineup. This engine produces 345 bhp, 49 bhp more power than its predecessor, and 50 nm greater torque, for a total of 700 nm. The performance figures of the new engine are unknown, but it will surely outperform the D300, which can reach 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds. ZF’s eight-speed transmission is attached to this unit.

Proceeding now, The brand’s P400 Ingenium straight-six petrol engine has been replaced with a 419bhp supercharged 5.0-liter V8. Additionally, JLR swapped out the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine of the plug-in hybrid Defender with the P300e system seen in the PHEV Evoque and Discovery Sport. When combined with the electric motors, the Defender P300e’s 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine generates 306 horsepower total. The manufacturer claims that these enhancements make the Defender even more alluring since they enable more flexibility and quicker reactions, which facilitate seamless overtaking and towing.

Land Rover Defender Sedona Edition Update

Additionally, Land Rover has introduced the Defender 110-based Sedona Edition. It gets Sedona Red highlights on the luggage carriers and a Sedona Red paint treatment on the Defender 130. Comes with exclusive designs that showcase the Sedona, Arizona highlands and an elongated black pack. There are also 20-inch 5-spoke wheels and spare wheel covers in the body color. The new Signature Interior Pack’s Kvadrat seats and Ebony Windsor Leather are featured inside.

Land Rover Defender Update: Exclusive Interior Package

The new “signature interior pack” is standard on the Defender X and V8, and is an option for the Defender X-Dynamic HSE. It is available on all body variants. The front row has 14-way electrically adjustable seats with memory, heating, and cooling features, as well as supportive winged headrests. There are now heated seats available for the third row, while the second row has temperature-controlled seats with winged headrests (Defender 110 and 130).

The pack also includes new Ultrafabrics, Windsor Leather and Kvadrat seats, and a supple suedecloth headlining that creates a lovely and cozy interior atmosphere. According to Land Rover, safety remains their top priority. The enhanced Defender versions have a “Walk-Away” locking option and the “Secure Tracker Pro” system as extra security measures.

Land Rover Defender Update: New Captain’s Seats

The Defender 130 from Land Rover will be equipped with second-row captain seats that are both heated and cooled. There are more cup holders in the center, and you may now access the third row by via the central passenger area. On the X and V8 models, as well as the X-Dynamic HSE with the Signature Interior Pack, the captain chair seats can also be ordered with winged headrests.

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