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2021 Land Rover Defender 110

2021 Land Rover Defender 110

You don’t go driving a 2021 Land Rover 110 without some desire to take it off-road.  The Defender has to be the most synonymous vehicle on the planet with off-road supremacy.  If you’re going to head into some of the most insane and inhospitable terrain, then a Defender ticks all the right boxes for getting you through the toughest terrain-types on earth.

To look at, the 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 is boxy and simple on the eye.  Actually, it’s pretty cool really, and there is some nice curving going on down the sides of the door panels.  Out the back is a spare wheel attached to the tailgate.  In the roof there are some clear panels that shed light into the cabin; these are called Alpine Lights.  Roof rails run the length of the roof and are handy for carrying massive amounts of luggage should you be heading off without a trailer in tow.  The front of the new Defender is visually striking and incorporates some funky looking circular LED lighting inside the rectangular headlight casing.  A big bold grille looks as big as a mountain and gives the Defender the appearance of being immensely strong and tough – which it is!

Under the hood is a choice of two petrol or two diesel engines.  The petrol motors have well over 200 kW of power, while the diesels offer huge torque.  Underway the new 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 feels like a luxury SUV, the ride is superb and the steering light.  Braking power is sensational, and the Defender is an amazing, serious off-road SUV that just doesn’t get fazed by anything.  Even around town and in the city the Defender remains an easy drive.  At speed, the large Defender sits superbly on the road and always seems to have enough power to run passed slower traffic with ease.

2021 Land Rover Defender 110

Hop inside and take your seat at the helm, and the dash and interior design has gone way upmarket when compared with the old Defender models.  Lots of soft touch leather, smart upholstery, comfortable and supportive seats, a centre console with all the necessary switchgear, a large central touchscreen for the infotainment functions, and even dual-zone climate control are part of the deal.  One of the nice surprises is that the big touchscreen is fast and easy to use, while the graphics are top-notch.  Satellite navigation gives excellent imagery of the terrain.  A digital driver’s display has plenty of the right sorts of info you’ll need while driving, and the speedo and rev counter are really clear and defined.

All the nice touches don’t mean that the Defender has lost its practicality; I mean the grip handles are large and accessible; the exposed screws give that rugged, industrial look; there are stacks of storage compartments, and you get the extra 110 back seat space, which means it’s ideal for carrying large adults and a family.  Loads of knee room and loads of head room make life very nice for tall adults seated throughout the Defender.  If you do want an extra two seats to make it into a seven-seater, then you can get these as an optional extra.  You’ll find two USB connection points in the front as well as a 12V port.  Another USB port is in the centre console.  Back over in the rear seats and there is a bank of USB connectivity and ports for 12V sockets.  Connectivity and phone charging is a doddle, then.

The massive boot space gives the latest 110 Land Rover Defender 857 litres behind the second row.  That means you’ll hardly require the roof rails for carrying any usual luggage and camping gear, but they can then be used for carrying the kayaks or mountain bikes.  The air suspension comes in useful for unloading and loading gear into the back.  Yes, the 110 Defender does ride high; but at the push of a button (button found by rear tailgate pillar), you can lower the ride height to make life easier for getting gear in and out of the boot.  A self-shutting tailgate makes life easy when closing the big boot door.  Hooks, tie down points, 12V plugs and luggage screens are part of the Defender’s boot compartment’s practicality.  You can tow plenty with a new Defender, as well; up to 3.5 tonnes.  The rear seats can be had with a sliding and reclining function.  Loads of storage compartments take gobs of kit and tit-bits, and massive the door bins can easily take large bottles of water.

All Terrain Progress Control, which is an off-road cruise control, makes life very relaxed off-road.  Rock Control, electronic limited slip diffs, 500 mm of independent suspension travel, a monocoque body that’s the stiffest Land Rover has ever produced (10% stiffer than the current Range Rover), mechanical rear diff-locking, hill descent control and here is a Land Rover that can get over and through anything even the best old Defender could and then some!

The shorter Defender 90 is loads of fun, can turn on a dime, and is tenacious over any terrain but the new Land Rover Defender 110 also boasts an air suspension as standard as well as the extra boot space.  Having the air suspension and monocoque chassis gives the big Defender an excellent ride quality even over the most corrugated and pot-holey roads.  And having an air suspension also means that you can raise the ride height up to 291 mm if you see that there are some potential obstacles that could cause bottoming out.  The old Defender had 250 mm of ground clearance.

A new Land Rover Defender is on the pricier side, but even the base models are packed with top technology and all-terrain-conquering ability.  Climate control, surround view cameras, heated electric front seats, wade sensing, trailer sway control, 4×4 modes, all these great features are there.  Move up through the higher-spec models and there are some other neat features to enjoy; things like: leather seats, a leather gear selector and steering wheel, a big centre console with storage and a leather armrest, keyless entry, an electric steering column, a premium Meridian audio system with ten speakers, a clear-sight rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a panoramic sunroof or a fabric sunroof, heated rear seats and wooden trim.

Do I like this?  Yes I do!  If you are on the lookout for the best off-roader money can buy, then this one needs to be your aspiration.

2021 Land Rover Defender 110

The 2021 Land Rover Defender 110 models include the:

  • Defender 110
  • Defender 110 S
  • Defender 110 SE
  • Defender 110 HSE

For any more information on the new Land Rover Defender 110, for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Land Rover dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!