Defender Soft Top has all the rugged character of the original Land Rover legend and is better equipped than ever. The tough, removable canvas loadspace cover makes this the most versatile Defender and makes it the perfect go-anywhere, carry or tow-anything platform for outdoor pursuits and observation.
The information, specification and colours on the website may vary from market to market and are subject to change without notice. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment that may not be available in all markets. Please contact your local dealer for local availability and prices.
The innovation and forward thinking synonymous with Land Rover, also shapes our sustainability strategy – we call this 'Our Planet'. This strategy covers four key areas that are designed to reduce our impact on the environment, support conservation and humanitarian partnerships and includes one of the world’s most comprehensive CO 2 offset programmes.
Investing in renewable energy, technology change and energy efficiency projects. As well as offsetting CO2 emissions from the manufacturing assembly of Range Rover and Land Rover vehicles, our programme means customers can also offset the first 45,000 miles of driving their new Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles.
A joint £800m investment into new technologies designed to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel consumption. We are targeting a 25 percent reduction in joint fleet average tailpipe CO2 emissions by 2015, as part of our carbon management plan. Range Rover Evoque has been accredited to ISO14040, a whole life assessment that measures the vehicles environmental impact from manufacturing to use.
World class manufacturing facilities, certified to ISO14001 since 1998. As a company we are targeting a 25 percent reduction in operating CO2 emissions by 2012, 25 percent in waste to landfill and 10 percent in water consumption, based off 2007 levels. Our initiatives include factory energy efficiencies, cutting transport miles and offsetting all CO2 emissions from manufacturing assembly process.
Conservation and Humanitarian Projects
Land Rover is proud to work in close co-operation with five leading conservation partners and actively supports numerous projects around the world.
The information presented here represents the vehicle's capablitiy. In countries where ECWV Type Approval is in force, a different set of weights apply in line with that legislation.
|Fuel Tank Capacity* (litres)||60|
|Fuel economy||mpg (L/100KM)|
|Extra urban||31.0 (9.1)|
|Drive by noise||75db|
|Maximum speed mph (kph)||90 (145)|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph in seconds||14.7|
|Acceleration 0-100kph in seconds||15.8|
|Minimum kerb weight*||1,756|
|*Minimum kerb weight||Unladen weight + full tank & 75kg driver|
|**Maximum payload||GVW - Kerb weight|
The facts and figures. Recognised and respected throughout the world for its no-nonsense ruggedness, practicality and capability, see for yourself just how Defender measures up.
|Track front/rear||1,486 (58.6)†|
|Cargo bed length||1144 (45)|
|Tailgate aperture width||878 (34.4)|
|Largest box length||1,030 (40.6)|
|Largest box width||755 (29.7)|
|Largest box height||1,050 (41.3)|
|Gradients at Kerb Height|
|Minimum turning diameter||12.3 (40.4)|
|Minimum turning diameter||13.34 (43.8)|
|Axle ground clearance||250 (9.8)|
|Minimum underbody ground clearance (unladen)||323 (12.72)|
|Wading Depth||500 (20)|
Defender’s 2.2 litre diesel engine produces an impressive 360Nm of torque. With 90 percent of peak power constantly on tap from as low as 2,200rpm to over 4,350rpm, it provides maximum muscle for tough working environments.
With Land Rover’s Diesel Particulate Filter, not only is the Defender’s engine fully compliant with the latest N1 EU5 emissions legislation, it now delivers a historic top speed of 145kph. In keeping with the vehicle’s iconic status as a truly global product, a unique engine tune has been developed which allows it to tolerate the variable quality, high-sulphur fuels to be found across some emerging markets*. To cope with the sort of difficult progress that many operations demand, when the engine is working hard at low speed, around 1,000rpm, Land Rover’s innovative Anti-Stall device intelligently adjusts the fuel required to help keep everything running smoothly.
*Please see your Land Rover Dealer for further details.
|Performance (Manufacturer's Estimates)||90|
|Maximum speed mph (kph/h)||90 (144)|
|Acceleration 0-60mph (0-100km/h) seconds||14.7 (15.8)|
|Urban L/100km (mpg)||11.5 (24.6)|
|Extra urban L/100km (mpg)||9.0 (31.4)|
|Combined L/100km (mpg)||10.0 (28.3)|
|Combined CO₂ emissions (g/km)||266|
|Drive by noise/dB||75|
The driving experience is further enhanced by Defender’s six-speed manual transmission. Specially developed for heavy-duty applications, it is light, strong and also provides smooth on-road performance and slick gear changes.
Unlike many of its competitors, Defender has permanent four-wheel drive with the centre differential distributing torque evenly between front and rear axles to give optimum performance on-road and off-road. What’s more, the centre differential can be locked to help minimise wheel spin and maximise traction on slippery surfaces.
The enormous torque developed by Defender is fully utilised through its robust dual-range transfer box and six-speed gearbox. The available twelve forward and two reverse gears provide the driver with a wide spread of gear ratios to handle heavy-duty applications. The low first gear reduces crawl speed and makes towing almost effortless whether on or off-road, while the high sixth gear produces improved fuel economy when cruising along roads. For extreme off-road conditions such as mud, ice, snow or loose ground, the centre differential can be locked, ensuring power is split equally between each axle to deliver superb traction.
Defender’s beam axles, both front and rear, are strong, durable units with excellent cross-angle articulation (590mm on the Defender 90 and 655mm on the 110 version). When driving off road, this ensures maximum wheel contact over uneven ground. The use of coil springs all round ensures a comfortable ride both on and off-road and the overall suspension design allows very short chassis overhang and accounts for the impressive approach and departure angles of the vehicle.
All models have power assisted steering. Worm and roller.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Traction Control (ETC) are both optional features on most Defender models.
If any significant difference between wheel speeds is detected during heavy braking, on road or off road, the four-channel ABS is designed to automatically reduce the braking force applied to that wheel, helping the driver to retain control.
ETC applies a braking force to any wheel that loses traction. Power is therefore redistributed to the wheels with the most traction.
There is now the availability of five contrast roof options* in either Fuji White, Firenze Red, Santorini Black, Indus Silver or Orkney Grey.
*Not available with 110 Hard Tops
The lightweight aluminium body* not only helps to improve fuel consumption, it also increases payload, the vehicle’s capability, and gives an optimum trade-off between form and function.
*Doors and Bonnets are made from corrosion resistant steel.
Beyond Defender’s traditional Solid colour palette (Fuji White, Tamar Blue and Keswick Green) a wide range of vibrant Metallic finishes are also available including two striking Premium colours, Barolo Black and Havana. Please check availability with your Land Rover Dealer.
Defender's iconic looks can be complemented with a range of wheel options.
All terrain capability is at the heart of all Land Rover products. The tyres have been specifically engineered to provide outstanding performance at all times, in almost all conditions.
As the all-terrain experts, Land Rover have gone ‘above and beyond’ in testing and development to ensure that the right tyre is provided for maximum traction.
Tyres have an ‘all season capability’, whilst specific tyres have a balance of attributes that may affect their performance in certain circumstances. The size of the wheel and tyre chosen also has a bearing on the vehicle’s performance. Please bear in mind the intended usage of the vehicle when choosing wheel and tyre combinations.
Right for the job and for making the right impression. A selection of stylish, durable trim combinations are available for practicality, comfort and even a touch of luxury.
Not available in all markets, please check with your local dealer
The seats are arranged stadium style, their position maximising exterior vision and easing access. Designed to be comfortable and supportive whatever the task or terrain, each seat has a three-point safety harness, but can be folded to optimise the Defender’s load-carrying versatility. There’s space for smaller items too, in trays on the facia or between the front seats. The optional cubby box provides extra storage and includes two cup holders.
*Not available on two seater only vehicles
Inspired by 21st century industrial design, the Defender facia is simple, robust and practical. The instrument cluster is dominated by the rev counter and speedometer dials and a third instrument enclosing water temperature and fuel level gauges.
The optional Front Centre Console Storage Compartment provides extra storage and includes two cup holders.
For maximum control both on and off-road, Defender is available with ABS (excluding 130 models). Detecting any significant difference between wheel speeds during heavy braking, this optional system helps maintain continued progress by automatically reducing brake force to the appropriate wheel. Electronic Traction Control is included in this option.
Defender has a choice of two entertainment systems, the first includes radio, CD player and MP3 player connectivity, with the second system having the added benefit of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity with audio streaming. For a further enhanced in-car sound experience, an upgraded system with superior speakers and subwoofer (150W) is also available.
For a further enhanced in-car sound experience, an upgraded system with superior speakers and subwoofer (150W) is also available on selected models.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Land Rover is under licence.
To enhance any journey, the entertainment system includes the option of a single disc CD player and radio, including an AUX socket for iPod®/MP3 player, plus high-mounted tweeters.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries.
Option Packs and specialised accessories can add even more capability, individuality and style to any Defender. They offer a real opportunity to make it truly your Defender.
Defender’s superb cold-climate capability is further enhanced with a heated windscreen and heated seats. The heated windscreen helps drivers maintain excellent visibility, while on cold starts the heated front seats are particularly welcome.
Incorporating the Convenience Pack, the Comfort Pack also includes single slot CD & radio with MP3/AUX and air conditioning.
Includes Part Leather Seats and Leather Steering Wheel.
Includes all terrain Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Traction Control (ETC), Heavy Duty Steel Wheel with Goodyear MT/R Tubeless Tyre, Tow Ball, Drop Plate and Electrics and Under Ride Protection Bar.
The Convenience Pack adds electric front windows and remote central locking.
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