New Defender 130 Outbound is introduced to the Defender lineup along with the 368kW Defender 130 V8. Defender 110 is now available with a new heritage-inspired County Exterior Pack, the Hardtop commercial model, and the advanced P400e Electric Hybrid (PHEV) variant.
The new additions to the Defender brand offer more choice for Defender clients, whilst providing customary off-road capability and superior comfort.
- Embrace the impossible: Defender Brand grows with a host of new offerings, providing more choice for Defender clients
- Luxury explorer: New Defender 130 Outbound is the perfect companion for extreme adventures, with five seats and enough space for all that’s demanded of it
- Enhanced Powertrains: Defender 130 now available with 368kW supercharged V8 engine for the first time, merging the comfort and cruising refinement of the eight-seater with powerful V8 performance; 0-100km/h in as little as 5.7 seconds1
- First Defender Plug-in Hybrid: Defender 110 P400e is the most fuel-efficient Defender yet with 3.4l/100km2, producing 297kW and 640Nm of torque, and capable of 0-100kmh in 5.6 seconds
- Back to business: Practical commercial version of Defender 110 will restore the Hard Top name to the iconic 4×4 family
- County Exterior Pack: New design pack for Defender 110.inspired by Defender’s heritage, offering discerning clients even greater scope for personalisation
- Available to order now: The 2024 Defender line-up is priced from $90,400 (+ORCs) for the Defender 90 S P300, with Australian deliveries due to commence November 2023
Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Defender, said: “Defender 130 Outbound is an incredibly desirable addition to the Defender family, for our most adventurous clients who love to get out and explore and need greater load carrying space with a five-seat configuration. Its unique design enhancements and spacious interior provide a compelling blend of capability and practicality. The 4×4 family offers something for everyone, with the introduction of the V8 powertrain to Defender 130, while the new County Exterior Pack celebrates Defender’s roots with a modern take on a classic design.”
Defender 130 Outbound: the ultimate luxury explorer
New Defender 130 Outbound embraces the impossible with an unprecedented combination of luxurious interior space and all-terrain capability. Available exclusively with five seats, it brings even greater potential for overland exploration and enables those with active and adventurous lifestyles to pack everything they need to get out and explore.
The New Defender 130 Outbound is designed for clients who know there’s always more to achieve. It offers the opportunity to explore any terrain in superior comfort – with a purposeful interior designed to accommodate everything adventurers can throw at it.
The ultimate expression of Defender’s breadth of talents, 130 Outbound is available exclusively with five seats and up to 2,516 litres3 (1,329 litres3 with row two seats in use) of space in the rear, making every adventure effortless for explorers desiring the greatest versatility and practicality. Its near flat loadspace floor (with 1.267 metres in length behind the 2nd row) easily accommodates everything from wetsuits and kit bags to camping and climbing gear.
Unique exterior design enhancements means Defender 130 Outbound stands out wherever it goes. There is a subtle, purposeful look with a Shadow Atlas Matt finish to the bumpers and grille insert, while side vents are finished in Anthracite. To complement the Outbound design, 20-inch wheels finished in Gloss Black
Fuji White, Santorini Black, Carpathian Grey and Eiger Grey make up the colour palette, while body-coloured rear signature panels and D-pillar finishers complete the exterior enhancements. For clients needing superior scratch resistance off the beaten track, the Satin Protective Film is available4.
Inside, clients can choose luxurious full Windsor leather or durable Resist fabric, offering tactile material options to best suit their lifestyle. All are finished in Ebony, with an Ebony Morzine headliner, Robustec veneer and Defender’s signature cross-car beam in Satin Black Powder Coat Brushed finish.
At the beginning and end of every activity, practical touches protect the interior. Durable rubber floor matting can be folded down to protect the bumper when loading bulky or heavy equipment such as bikes or suitcases. Additional stowage areas safely store smaller items out of sight, while extra lashing points and a new cargo net mean a variety of outdoor equipment – large or small – can be secured while driving, ready for action on arrival.
Unstoppable 4×4 capability is provided by Defender’s proven Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and Terrain Response 2® while Electronic Air Suspension and Adaptive Dynamics are fitted as standard. Advanced off-road driving technologies ensure effortless and reassuring progress across any terrain, with the Electronic Air Suspension allowing up to 430mm of articulation and up to 900mm of wading.
The Defender 130 Outbound can tow up to 3,000kg, meaning everything from jet skis and boats to caravans and trailers can be towed with ease. Hitching is made simpler by the air suspension, with switches inside the tailgate to raise and lower the rear of the vehicle.
Defender 130 Outbound is available exclusively with P400 petrol Ingenium power, featuring Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology for optimum performance and efficiency.
Defender 130 V8
The Defender 130 line-up is also expanding with the addition of a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, offering a compelling combination of performance, cruising refinement and capability. Producing 368kW and 610Nm of torque, it powers Defender 130 from 0-100km/h in as little as 5.7 seconds. Its introduction means a choice of three engines at the pinnacle of the eight-seater line-up, with the six-cylinder Ingenium P400 and D300 also available.
A stealthy aesthetic is delivered by the Defender 130 V8’s exterior. Available exclusively in Carpathian Grey or Santorini Black, it includes quad outboard-mounted exhausts – only available on the V8 – a Sliding Panoramic Roof with Black Contrast Roof, V8 exterior badging, Matrix LED headlights with signature daytime running lights, darkened tail lights, Privacy Glass and 22-inch Satin Dark Grey alloy wheels.
Inside, luxury and dynamism come courtesy of 14-way heated and cooled electric driver memory seats finished in Ebony Windsor Leather with Dinamica® suedecloth and Robustec fabric. They are complemented by a suedecloth heated steering wheel, Ebony Morzine headlining and Satin Black cross car beam. Defender 130 V8 also features Four-Zone Climate Control, heated row-three seats and climate seats in the second row – in addition to a Meridian Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Interactive Driver Display and Cabin Air Purification Plus.
The awarding-winning Pivi Pro infotainment features an 11.4-inch glass touchscreen with Software Over The Air capability meaning it is always up to date. Standard Wireless Apple CarPlayTM 5 is included.
Wireless Android Auto® is also standard. And what3words addressing technology is integrated for accurate destination finding in even the most remote locations. Wireless Device Charging provides fast and cable-free charging, while Alexa voice AI6 provides intuitive control of key vehicle functions.
Defender 110 Hard Top
The versatile and durable Defender 110 Hard Top will be launched in Australia this year, combining unstoppable all-terrain capability with 21st-century connectivity to give professionals a unique combination of cargo space, practicality and premium comfort.
The Hard Top name dates back to 1950, when the introduction of demountable Hard Tops gave early Series Land Rovers added security and protection from the elements. New Defender Hard Top continues this ethos, sharing its fixed metal roof and silhouette with the iconic original.
The 110 Hard Top will feature independent coil-sprung suspension, with advanced electronic air suspension also available. The Hardtop will provide outstanding off-road geometry, with ground clearance of 291mm, and approach, breakover and departure angles of up to 38, 28 and 40 degrees respectively (in Off-Road height).
By incorporating clever lockable underfloor storage solutions and a secure bulkhead partition, the experts at Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations have taken every step to maximise the space and practicality of the Defender in its transformation into the most usable and hard-wearing commercial Land Rover ever produced
The Defender Hard Top is powered exclusively by Land Rover’s strong and efficient D250 in-line six-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine which makes use of the latest advanced Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) system to distribute power and torque for optimum performance and efficiency.
An impressive payload and towing capacity of up 3,500kg will combine to make New Defender the ultimate commercial 4×4. The flexible cabin has no second or third-row seats, but the optional front-row jump seat means it will still accommodate up to three people. Land Rover’s clever ClearSight Rear View mirror system preserves rearward visibility when the jump seat is occupied, or when the load space is full. It uses a live video feed from a rear-facing camera to give drivers an unobstructed view at all times.
New Defender Hard Top will be a world-class tow vehicle, with a raft of technologies to help hitch, drive and reverse safely while pulling a trailer. Land Rover’s intelligent Advanced Tow Assist system takes the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres by letting drivers steer trailers with their fingertips using a rotary controller on the centre console.
In addition, the New Defender Hard Top models will feature a comprehensive suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Land Rover’s 3D Surround Camera system provides an all-round visualisation of the vehicle on the central touchscreen, helping drivers manoeuvre safely in tight spaces or position the vehicle close to items ready for loading.
Convenience will be enhanced with the Remote smartphone app, which will allow businesses to keep track of the location, fuel level and journey history of their vehicle remotely, for ultimate peace of mind and security.
Defender 110 P400e Electric Hybrid (PHEV): all-electric driving
The new P400e Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) variant is key to the Defender’s latest enhancements and is available exclusively with the 110-body design. It delivers a blend of performance and economy while also being the most capable and durable electrified Land Rover. With unrivalled capability and off-road geometry for a full-sized plug-in hybrid electric 4×4, the P400e is capable of being driven in low range purely in EV mode, bringing a new dimension to adventures in the wild.
With a combined 297kW and 640Nm of torque from its 221kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, the P400e is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds, with a maximum 209km/h top speed.
The balance of electric-only driving and petrol performance means the Defender 110 P400e can travel for up to 52km on EV power alone, with fuel economy as low as 3.4 litres/100km and the capability to tow up to 3,000kg.
The P400e is one of very few plug-in electric hybrid vehicles capable of rapid DC charging, with a 0-80 per cent charge possible in as little as 30 minutes away from home using a 50kW charger. At home, it can charge from 0-100 per cent using a 7kW AC charger in around two and a half hours.
Defender 110 P400e will be offered in X-Dynamic SE and X-Dynamic HSE trim levels.
County Exterior Pack for Defender 110
Those looking for enhanced personalisation on Defender 110 can specify the new County Exterior Pack. Inspired by the original Defender County, it features unique exterior elements, with a modern interpretation designed to celebrate the 4×4’s legendary heritage.
The County Exterior Pack is available for 110 in the S P300 and 400 specification. County graphics along the doors and body sides are the most eye-catching addition, while illuminated treadplates welcome the driver and passengers with a unique County graphic. Eye-catching 20-inch alloys are available in two finishes, including Gloss White to complement the exterior pack’s signature aesthetics.
The available colour combinations include:
- Fuji White body with new Tasman Blue Contrast Roof and Tailgate, plus Tasman Blue gradient graphic decal and treadplate
- Santorini Black body with new Tasman Blue Contrast Roof and Tailgate, plus Tasman Blue gradient graphic decal and treadplate
- Tasman Blue body with White Contrast Roof and Tailgate, plus Fuji White gradient graphic decal and treadplate
A range of interior colour and material combinations are available, including Resist seats, Grained Leather and Windsor leather, all finished in Ebony – while an Acorn with Lunar interior is also available on Fuji White and Santorini Black vehicles.
Interior detailing includes tactile Robustec veneer, while the Cross Car Beam is available in Light Grey or White, carrying an element of the County Exterior Pack through to the interior.
A convenient Loadspace Floor Tray7 comes as standard on all Defender 90 models and Defender 130 eight seat. The new feature which includes internal storage enables a near flat loadspace floor and ensures that no space is wasted and access to D-loops is maintained. The new accessory is also available to existing Defender 90 and Defender 130 eight seat owners via their local retailer7.
For Defender 90, speed of access to row two has been enhanced with a new parachute grab handle, a quick fold and slide row one passenger seat and the introduction of row two 40:20:40 folding rear seats with centre armrests.
The Defender 130 Outbound, Defender 130 V8, Defender 110 Hardtop, Defender 110 P400e X-Dynamic and Defender 110 S with County Exterior Pack, along with the rest of the Defender family can be ordered now from your preferred Land Rover Retailer.